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May's Creek Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 1,017 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Waterfall Wildlife
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Please be aware that the Google Maps directions are incorrect. Turn onto 429th St Southeast and the trailhead is at the end of the road.

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Katie Musso
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Three creeks here, two in addition to May's Creek. Its beautiful!!!

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Sadaf Hussain
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Well kept trail up to the vista, but shortly afterwards, you do need to cross a few small streams and quite a bit of overgrowth on the trail. Several logs lay across the trail but are not difficult to climb over. Has majestic views from the vista and also the waterfall is beautiful.

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Karen Lazzara
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Julie Gazzoli
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Zachary Adams
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legit trail even when it's foggy. adds a mysterious feel to it.

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Alfred C
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Tanya Millhollen
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Great!

Well maintained for the most part but used directions from prior review to take 429th instead as google is wrong.

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Sierra Segraves
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closed as of 3-29. google maps directions to trailhead are wrong.

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Katharine Dippold Barrantes
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Trail parking and trail are still open. Very nice and quiet walk only saw one other person. Much less muddy than in January!!’

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Ariel Stallings
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As a backup plan when Wallace Falls parking is full, this hike delivered! we could only find it thanks to a fellow reviewer who noted that it's 429th Street Southeast... It really doesn't look like a trail. You park by an old house, but once you're on the trail it's very well maintained. The only thing we really didn't like was that many of the trees dozens or even hundreds on the trail up are marked for clearing or cutting. there's a lot of orange tags and spray paint and it didn't make for a super relaxing natural experience? But once we got to the Vista Point it was all worth it... truly glorious views of the mountains. my 10-year-old and I didn't make it all the way to the waterfall, but the hike was totally worth it and the forest was glorious despite all the orange tags.

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Brian Collins
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Probably more like 3 1/2 stars. Nice trail - forest hike mostly. Some small river crossings and some vista points (though it was foggy today). Good for an early season hike just to get your legs going, get outside, and not have to deal with snow. Some blowdown and a bit of water and mud, but nothing impassable - until you get about 3/4 mile from the recorded trail end. There was a river / falls to cross that I wasn’t up for. It was “doable”, but would have for sure meant getting my feet completely wet. So that’s where I stopped. Good place to just sit. The two spur trails (one that was .5 miles and one that was .6 to a vista) were well worth it on the way back. Better than the main trail, I thought. Enjoy! Note: Google Maps tried to take me down a driveway at the very end. Watch for an actual street and be looking at the All Trails map as you get closer. I think it’s 429th Ave SE you want to turn onto heading north.

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Rosemary Sutton
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This is a really good winter easy hiking option when so many trails are inaccessible. This area is called Reiter Foothills Forest by DNR who manages this. It is close to Wallace Falls and some locals want to change this from being a working forest and build connecting trails to Wallace Falls. There are two clearly marked loop trails, a small waterfall, a really nice viewpoint of the valley that was a great lunch spot as we hiked on a sunny day! There is a map at the trailhead that is helpful as the GPS signal was weak or non existent in some places. The DNR and Alltrails maps look different. See bottom right of DNR map https://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/amp_rec_reiternonmoto_17.pdf?z1bjx The double-loop hike was about 5 miles. There is a place on the trail (from the 2nd loop) to continue that is visible on the Alltrails map. It requires a stream crossing that was beyond the capabilities of everyone in my group after the high levels of rain. The trailhead can be tricky to find. The access road is 429th AVE SE (off May Creek Rd)- it's a dead end road and the parking area (for about 8 cars) looks private. There was a recently services porta-potty there in Feb 2020 and a trailhead board and map.

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Naomi Frye
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No longer accessible property was sold :(

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Steven Yee
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Beautiful for the most part well groomed trail and make sure you continue on for 3 miles to view the nice waterfall

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Shubham Katiyar
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Alex Grimm
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Great easy hike with a good view of gold bar

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S L
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Reed Haynes
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Fun trail but a little overgrown in certain parts

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Penny Yates-Baker
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Abigail Gendron
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Daniel Hernandez
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Kathleen kindred
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Ben Balderson
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Courtney Yaggi
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Melissa Roberts
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