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off road driving
23 hours ago

Great trail and great views! Couple bumper busters, 3.5" lift with 35's on a Jeep Rubicon did just fine on this trail.

First hike with my son and pups. Went really well....my 3 year old walked the whole way.

lake is completely frozen over. The trail is almost non existent due to snow pack. The lake looks awesome frozen.

2 days ago

I gave this 5 stars because, even though we didn't actually make it to the trailhead due to a tremendous amount of snow, we had an absolutely epic 18+ mile trip trying! Rock Creek Road was gated, so we figured we would just hike the whole damn thing back to the trail. It felt like it was uphill in the snow both ways. Camped at some truly wild spots, had some amazing campfires, a ton of laughs... and a fair share of suffering too. Nothing like spending most of your time surviving to help you out with some gratitude for the things you do have in your daily life. Can't wait for them to clear the road and get a little snow melt so we can actually get back there and fish those lakes.

As of Memorial Day weekend, if you want to get back to the trailhead and visit the lakes, bring snowshoes and be prepared to get your hike on.

2 days ago

Short hike, did in a series of same day hikes. Beautiful views, significantly more water than in years past! Great place to cool off with mist from falls and breeze.

Beautiful lakes, dog friendly, one of my favorites!

Didn't expect to see snow up there made it even more beautiful..

This is a short and easy hike to a beautiful waterfall... and dog friendly.

off road driving
9 days ago

beautiful! went today. a good amount of people out and I can see why! road is still closed leading to the actual trailhead, but it's worth your time. the falls were bursting today and you get great views all along the trail.

10 days ago

Road to the trail head is closed which added 2 miles straight up hill to the beginning of the hike and 2 miles back down. It made for a little more difficult hike than advertised. However, every step was worth it when you get to the falls. So much water and so beautiful. It was a great hike!

The trail itself is easy, but if the roads closed to the trail (that's a hell of a hike!)

Worth it once you're to the top!

great short hike where dogs are also able to come. beautiful trail and waterfall.