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A 3-star hike, but rated as 4 because of the unique and meaningful history associated with the trail. Two Native American women were holding a ceremony at the top when we arrived. Great views.

Truly spectacular. Strenuous, short hike but completely doable. Approximately 400 foot elevation drop over about 1/2 mile made it tough on the way up, but every step is worth it once you see the waterfalls. We had a picnic on the rocks and were lightly sprayed with mist. One of the most beautiful little gems you can see anywhere. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Totally cool. Beautiful craggy rocks. Well maintained trail. Some wet spots due to snow melt. The top is spectacular. Look for the little outhouse for two near the top of the trail. Secluded - a great spot to get away from it all. Loved the wildflowers!

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

June 2, 2017 pretty sure we are the first to hike the trail this spring. A LOT of snow of poor quality until 9000 feet then it firms up so you stay on top of the 6+ feet left on the trail. Also gets harder to follow the trail. But all in all nothing we didn't expect. Hike on!

First of all, this trail is rated as moderate. Can't give ya a bigger nerp on that. If you're in tip top physique, ya probably not that bad. But if you're the average American who works an office job and still eats gluten when no one is looking, be advised, YOU WILL BE SUCKING WIND. This trail is STRAIGHT UP with very little relief for over two miles. My husband and I were hiking with decently heavy packs and were stopping often to catch our breath and rest our legs. That being said, this is a nice trail, well worn, easily followed, great views. We went in late May, wildflowers everywhere. It was lovely. We only saw maybe two other couples on the trail, so that was nice. Bring a jacket no matter what time of year you go, wind is strong and chilly when you get close to the top. Would likely do it again. Just wanted all the other people like me to be aware that this trail is not as moderate to the average joe as the description depicts ;)

off road driving
1 month ago

Great trail up to East Tensleep Lake. This trail gets moderate use mostly in the form of ATV/UTV and OHV use. The trail has several rocky sections in the beginning that can be navigated with a truck or higher clearance car. Once you get to the turn where the trail changes from a general NE direction to the NNW up to the lake, a high clearance vehicle with 4 wheel drive is going to be a must. There are several steep rocky inclines that must be navigated, as well as several mud holes and a creek crossing. Once up and on the top its a nice drive in the tall pines back to the lakes. There are plenty of spots to camp for a night or two if you bring a tent. We drive this trail to get to the lakes and go fishing. It sees increased use in the fall closer to hunting season.

It is well worth doing.

It is a great, easy hike along a relatively flat surface compared to the other hikes in the area.

I love this sort hike! However, for a short hike it does have a lot of elevation loss and then gained on the way back.

It is worth the stop. It is a 5,000 year old place that a lot of local tribes still use.

2 months ago

I really liked this hike. It's a good intro to summiting 13ers. Amazing scenery!

walking
3 months ago

Very easy although some may have altitude acclamation issues. Also, please be respectful as this area is considered sacred to Native American tribes.

fly fishing
3 months ago

fly fishing
3 months ago

fly fishing
3 months ago

one of the most beautiful places I've ever been!!!