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1 day ago

My dog and I have done this trail several times and it’s our local favorite. I love the varying views going from the forest out onto the winding trail along the canyon with the river below. My pups favorite part is swimming and playing in the river when we get to the turn around spot. On week days, it’s lightly trafficked enough that I can let him off leash for periods of time. Bonus: You get a good butt, calf and lung burner heading back to the parking lot with the uphills. :)

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2 days ago

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9 days ago

great hike, signage could be improved but other than that it was a beautiful few hours

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10 days ago

on Stevens Trail

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11 days ago

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16 days ago

Awesome hike! Authentic trail! Easy on the way down but definitely challenging on the way up. Signage is horrible and super easy to get lost! There’s a very scary but short cliff side to climb that almost had us turned around. Fortunately there were enough advanced hikers in the group to encourage us through. Fun hike tho! I’ll return

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1 month ago

Wow, I had no idea there is an old mining town on the other end of the Stevens Trail! It is a bit of a long drive out to the trail head on a very windy one lane road. The trailhead itself feels like it is somewhat in someone's back yard--it felt a little awkward being a first timer and being new to the east side of the trail. Very good vigorous hike though with a beautiful spot on he river at the bottom the could provide good swimming. The trail itself has eroded in some places and requires some sure footing at points so be careful.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was my very first hike very beautiful scenery I really wanted to see the waterfall but it was dried up we didn't make it down to the water because it seemed like the trail that my friends took at one time was not visible and we didn't want to take a risk and get lost the hike down was pretty easy but going back up very challenging I had a good workout I had a good time I would definitely come back here again

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1 month ago

The river was beautiful aqua color with good access to swimming holes. Accompanied by local golden retriever. Hiked under canopy of trees.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Be careful not to get lost, there are too many trail routes to choose from. I liked the scenery and even thought there are a lot of steep narrow areas, I tried not to look down and went all the way to the river which was pretty and relaxing, but on the way up it was way harder and we ended up getting lost ( a homeless older guy scared my friend and she was walking way too fast) we should have stayed on our left trail up above, a straight path but took the right and had to climb big rocks and ended up on by the train track and a residential area, had to get a ride from a car going by because we were so tired and could not go back for another mile, We were all the way off. I think they should put more signs up or yellow bright tape to indicate where to go, because when we got lost I was really pooped out.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago