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Very nice, moderate intensity trail - the waterfall is BEAUTIFUL!! Nice for dogs to run on!

Great hike! Strenuous when you're not used to the altitude! I was huffing and puffing but I made it. Loose and rocky so have good boots.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Hiked up to the summit on June 19, 2017. It was a very fun hike and sometimes challenging. There was plenty of snow at the beginning of the trail and through the meadow. We lost the trail for a little bit making the hike harder and longer than it had to be. There is some rock scrambling as you get close to the top.

Completed the circuit to Ice Lake and Island Lake on June 20. It was a wonderful hike with beautiful scenery. Up to Ice Lake was pretty quick and easy, with just one snowy incline. From Ice Lake to Island Lake was more challenging with snow covering the trail. Both lakes were frozen. Overall, an amazing day and I'm planning to come back later in the summer to see the thawed lakes and wildflowers.

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5 days ago

This hike is now accessible. It is a long hike, not hard, just long for a pretty small lake. What makes it worth it, is that it sits below Twilight Peaks.

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5 days ago

My girlfriend, 2 kids, and 2 dogs loved this trail. Well-shaded for the most part, nothing my 6-year old couldn't handle, but some older people did struggle a bit. The views are amazing and you might want to bring swimming trunks for Spud Lake at the end. It's breathtaking. Getting to the trailhead is an adventure itself tho. My lifted Chevy made it pretty easily, and there were even some cars at the trailhead. You will want to take that 2-3 mile stretch of road pretty slowly tho.

Great trail with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The nearby little molas campground is great!

Completed the Ice Lake & Island Lake loop today. Up to Ice Lake was pretty easy with a few snowy spots. From Ice Lake to Island Lake was pretty hairy w/ several steep and snowy traverses. We lost the trail at Island Lake (due to snow) and walked down the northeast corner of the canyon to the meadow. Not many flowers yet and the lakes were both still frozen (as was expected).

I was hoping to do this trail a week from today. I just spoke to someone at the Silverton Visitor Center, who said the creek is running high but you can get past it if you don't mind getting half-soaked. Also, there's too much snow beyond the lower basin to get to either Ice Lake or Island Lake. The snow is melting fast, he said, so maybe it'll be okay in a week or two.

Looking to do this hike tomorrow - will the lower lake be reachable or is that and the trail leading to still covered in snow/ice, does anyone know??? Thank you!!

Will this trail still have deep snow by Fourth of July weekend?

Hard but great hike. Has a really pretty waterfall and some incredible views. Lots of places to camp too