Explore the most popular walking trails near Rye with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is heavily wooded and has a bit of downed timber. Not a super easy hike, but very enjoyable none the less. The 6.5 miles in is well rewarded once you reach the creek and cabin at the end of the trail. Great place for an overnight trip, but doable in a single day. I hiked this trail yesterday in 2.5 hours round trip.

camping
1 month ago

Can you camp overnight on this trail?

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful area and not very busy on a Saturday morning or afternoon.

Most of the trail had tree cover, sunscreen optional.

Some of the trail near the 3 mile mark was hard to follow due to all the downed trees.

Did the trail in April and did run into some snow/ice, however easy to get around it.

If you are a backpacker, saw two camping spots, marked them both on my recordings with pictures.

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walking
1 month ago

Good trail for the kids. Not hiking but a nice walk around the lake. It still had a bit of snow/ice in the shady parts but great walk.

Used to love this trail but it has been destroyed by logging. The view at the end is still amazing but the hike up is depressing.

Loved it

hiking
4 months ago

Steady incline the whole way. I was by myself with two dogs and we all made it fine. A few hours in I noticed some mountain lion poop and got a little nervous. All in all it was a nice quiet hike up the mountain...bring good shoes (lots of snow, ice, rocks). I went middle of January and it wasn’t too bad.

6 months ago

Nice infrequently used trail, maybe only 2-3 people per week so you'll probably have it to yourself! I hiked it 11/2017, very few down trees until the last half mile, even then it wasn't bad. It's a steady climb but trail conditions are good, not too muck rock, steepest section is the first half mile. At about 0.75 mile stay left, there's another trail/road that could be confusing. No water anywhere on the trail until you turn around, nice creek there. There is a dirt floor cabin, no door but a good roof in case you wanted to camp and it was rainy, at the trail end. Lots of wildlife in the evening, good birds and a few mile deer. Just a couple ok views, not great for that. Could be confusing if there was much snow, it's not blazed.

hiking
6 months ago

Was looking for a different trail but couldn't find it. I found Snow Slide instead. I didn't know what to expect so I only made it 1.5 miles in before deciding to turn around. There's comfortable elevation gain in that first 1.5 miles and it's a nice walk through a pretty forested area. I didn't see anyone on the trail and it was a Saturday. I will definitely come back and be more prepared to hike the whole thing next time.

hiking
8 months ago

my daughter and me had a good time. great views.

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful lake, very popular with fishing. Didn't realize the walk didn't go all the way around the lake so ended up climbing through some rocky, slippery areas on the edge of the lake by the road. Apparently it's private property on that side so you'll want to turn around.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice, easy trail for the kids and me. We saw a bear right on the trail near the end of it, so we turned around and walked back. Kids loved seeing the wildlife!

hiking
9 months ago

only made it about 4 miles in. there's a good overlook. I would have loved to complete it the whole trail but the further up the trail the rockier it gets and it is more than a bit of a moderate trail. beautiful views. I did 8 miles total and didn't see anyone for almost 3 hours. I'll go back to try and finish another time.

Beautiful, nature at it should be. No people in the trail.

9 months ago

Gorgeous here

camping
9 months ago

Great place to camp and do some hiking on the snow slide trail!

walking
10 months ago

Really not a hike, just an awesome place to take in a view by some water.

I was looking for a trail my three-year-old could manage, and this was a great match! It was not busy at all and there was a great variety of wildflowers, especially the beginning of the trail. My kids liked climbing boulders alongside the trail. It was shaded with a mix of aspen, fur trees and ponderosa pine.

hiking
10 months ago

there seems to be some confusion on the mileage....10 miles or 6.5 as All Trails states/ I have hiked this numerous times and it is rough...but it comes out at some beautiful views...I like it in the snow better. I will be going again this weekend which is 7-8-17. see you all on the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

This was a beautiful hike! However, it was very very difficult. There were a lot of fallen trees and it was very steep. Also, this says it's 6.5 miles, but it's closer to 10 miles. I work out daily and this was pretty challenging for a day hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Did the north side of the trail. Pretty steep incline coming back up but well worth it. Beautiful hike.

10 months ago

its a great short walk! good for kids! great for catching small fish. not stroller friendly.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful country!

A very nice trailnarrow and steep in parts but was able to get through with a dog and a toddler (mostly carried the toddler).

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike; however, it is very steep uphill, pretty strenuous. Be prepared with lots of water and time. Loose rocks and lots of downed trees, but pretty meadows and great views at a few points. Six of us did it in around 6 hours roundtrip, and we all workout daily and consider ourselves in shape, but was still pretty tough going up!

11 months ago

long. .but scenery is amazing. ran into 2 cubs..never saw Mama. take an air horn. ..

11 months ago

this is fun. ..trees down. ..be careful

hiking
11 months ago

not really hiking as much as walking. beautiful lake and stream and super easy to walk. not as long as I'd like but you can also rent boats for the lake. very family friendly and laid back. parking is 6$ cash only in the parking lot. it was an enjoyable afternoon walking with my headphones on. Bishops castle is a few miles down the road to check out and make a day of it.

hiking
11 months ago

Lots of snow up high...beautiful trail. .

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

This was a great hike! We didn't complete it due to taking our 7-year old - that was a bit long for her. But I think we made it about 2/3 of the way before turning around. We will definitely go back when it's just the adults. Beautiful scenery and wonderful peace and quiet.

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