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Beautiful area!! Summer & Fall are the best times to take this hike. Start earlier in the morning if you are making the full hike. Advice from many hikers- Don't get caught in the canyon at dark!(Very dangerous due to mountain lions)

walking
1 month ago

I liked this trail. It's good if you just want to get out for a short walk and see nature. I went during February and it was lovely, still snow covered, but it was the perfect temperature!

on Menan Butte Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice winter hike with my husband and 16 month old (in a pack). Some parts around the rim are melted off but most still had hard snow that you could walk on only punching through every now and then but it was still 2 ft deep or more in spots. The snow does make the hike a bit more challenging but that's part of the fun....plus there are a lot less people........especially later in the evening. We saw a couple groups on our way up but they were all coming down. We went around the entire rim and came down in the dark. Fun hike with cool rock formations but I definitely prefer the mountains and the trees! This hike looks like it can get blistering hot in the summer as there is very little shade also it tends to be pretty windy most of the time so pick a calm day like we did and it'll be nice and enjoyable!

I have done this in the summer and it was great, (hence the five stars) but this time was the hardest hike I have ever attempted. I just went up with a friend last night. We started late at about 4 in the afternoon. That was a bad decision. the snow there now is about 3 1/2 to 4 feet. We were prepared for snow but not this much. It was going good for about two miles but our feet constantly fell through the half packed snow after the second mile. Darkness fell quickly and we hiked for about another hour through the snow but made little progress. We encountered a bear just as we were about to cross the last bridge before the lower lake and decided to turn back about a half mile to a grove of trees. in and out we saw 6 moose, 7 deer, and a bear. although we didn't make it to the first lake, we had fun and saw some great winter sights. Be aware that there are multiple (5 or so) avalanches blocking the trail. bring snowshoes and climbing gear.

on Cress Creek Trail

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is accessible year round and we actually like it better in the winter. ... less ppl and not scorching hot! Plus you see a lot of deer this time of year.

Fun hike with dope view

hiking
4 months ago

Fun small hike I did with family lots of nature and lots of nice people to meet.

Super awesome ! It's not complicated to get to and it's relatively a short hike.

hiking
4 months ago

meh. alot of it is an ATV track. there is a pretty lookout at the top, very muddy in late October

hiking
4 months ago

It is uphill and hard for sure! Took us about an hour and a half to get up to the top, but the view was breathtaking! Worth it! I would totally do it again!

This is the Palisades Creek trail. Same at the Upper Palisades Lake trail, just stopping at the Lower Lake. One of my favorite hikes! Beautiful in November

Beautiful Hike! It was muddy and there was slippery from Ice at times but no snow! I would recommend it especially during the summer. The lake was pretty and would have been great to swim in if it were a bit warmer.

Went on this trail two weeks ago! It is great this time of the year with the color of the trees! It is a trail that is worth checking out!

Amazing hike, so beautiful the whole way and the cave is well worth it! It's huge with a beautiful waterfall!

hiking
4 months ago

easy, good for conversation as you are not out of breath.