Trail clear for the most part. I few snow patches that have paths beaten through them. I little mud but can get around. There isn’t a bridge from game creek to cougar ridge trail. Have to navigate a few trees that been placed to get across. Trekking poles helped with this. Maybe 6-8’ to cross. Trail is mostly shaded. Greats vistas.

A little snow and mud at the top but no need for gaiters. Couple creek crossings as well and the water is moving!

Great hike ! Go early !

hiking
muddy
snow
3 days ago

gorgeous trail. Now one of my favorite. Gate is closed so adds another 3 miles. Creek is running on the trail

Came back and brought the fly rod! No fish but grouse and lots of birds. Trail was 99% clear up to the lake, but snowy quickly thereafter. A beautiful trail for sure!

hiking
muddy
snow
3 days ago

Trail is mostly clear. Some mud and snow but not much and it was easy enough to walk around or through for short distances. No snow shoes were needed.

Gorgeous, wind af on the top. Lots of switchbacks.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
4 days ago

Beautiful hike! Would definitely recommend this trail to anyone looking for a more moderate to hard trail! Enjoy!!

Good trail not too long good for p easy uphill practice and great view up top

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
snow
washed out
20 days ago

Great trail and very secluded, road up to the trailhead was closed. About 300 yards in ran into deep snow and the trail was overcome with water. Didn’t make it to the lake. Maybe in a few more weeks

hiking
snow
23 days ago

Tried to do this yesterday (May 2) without snow gear, just hiking boots. Was still a little too snowy to go very far but looked beautiful.

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icy
rocky
scramble
snow
28 days ago

Challenging but a more forgiving and doable 14,000er

steep climb but amazing view worth it at the top! bring a warm later to sit on Lions head at the top, it gets windy! lots of shade along the way resulting in soft snow, often leading to our feet falling through the snow (snowshoes may help). Used hiking poles both ways, yak tracks on the way down. must be even more beautiful in the summer!

Once you get past the mud at the bottom, it’s all snow all the way up. We wore Yak Traks and I wished I had poles. It was beautiful! Took 1 hour 20 min up. Be careful of the deep snow in spots.

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