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Trail was well established to cabin, and up to the stream. Became slightly harder to follow as you can around and up to the twin cones. Over a foot of snow is already on the ground, be prepared to post hole. Beautiful views, worth the hike .

Great trail. Trees that folks mentioned earlier have been cleared. Lots of water crossings. Recommend starting the trail on Waterboard Road (128) rather than at Bonfils. Trailhead on 128 is clearly marked and there is parking.

Unable to access. Private property fence 1/2 way up Mary Jane rd. Construction based area. 10/5/18

We did just the beginning part of the trail due to time constraints, but loved the fall colors! Gorgeous hike.

always a favorite. steeper but short for what it is. very rewarding.

off road driving
21 days ago

Great trail in Polaris Ranger Crew 570-4! Love the scenery (old trestles). Need off-road capability to get to end of trail (before closed tunnel).

This was a fabulous fall hike! Not a lot of color change in the trees but the willows in the alpine were a gorgeous orange and brown. It's not very strenuous but you still get a good work out in and decent elevation gain. Will be back!

It was an interesting hike . There is a lot of forest(roots) to get through to get to the pretty sites above the tree line. It takes about 1 hr 45 min to get out of trees into meadows and above tree line which is really nice. It took about 2 hr 5min to get to the lake. But guess what? If you hike up that ridge on N side of Lake there is another Lake twice the size of the main Lake. Also, if you have time recommend the hike up to the top of the Pass which takes about 45 min from Lake. The views are amazing and the switchbacks are well maintained . You can see the winter park complex and valley as well as both lakes. If you go to the top it is about 5 hr 30 min total trip plus time you eat and relax at top. If you just go to Lake it’s about 4 hr 15 min plus how long you hang at the lake. If you aren’t going to fish or going to hike to the top, there are shorter, prettier Lake hikes like diamond lake, brained, ect....

Was great to take out young daughter in and her hike.

hiking
28 days ago

Awesome hike with amazing fall colors and waterfall at the end.

Pretty landscape,

Great hike. The uphill can be exhausted if you are not use to hiking in the mountains and haven't done cardio in a while.

hiking
1 month ago

favorite hike in the Fraser valley! tough & challenging but totally doable. mentally, the toughest part is the walk down the road once you come off the trail.

off road driving
1 month ago

Drove this trail in a stock tired old GMC Jimmy and kinda got hooked on off-roading. This trail is easy and has a few great views. About a week after this trip I did a full suspension rebuild for my Jimmy and lifted it 2.5 inches. Super excited to hit more trails.

backpacking
1 month ago

This was my first time backpacking, and it was a great way to get broken in! Gradual elevation gain until the last mile to Heart Lake. Without a pack, this is a very doable day hike up and back. Beautiful views all the way. Set up camp at Heart Lake, and hiked up to Roger’s pass the next morning. Only problem I had is we didn’t stay long enough!!

short hike but worth it ama amazing views

have made it to just the broome hut and also up the summit of the cone in two separate hikes. great views and not much wind for the elevation. not a hard hike and completed within 2.5 hours out and back

hiking
1 month ago

This was one of the most beautiful hikes we have done. The weather held up, and the fall colors were just beginning. The hike is along what looks like an old wagon road all the way down from the pass. The views of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley were outstanding, and once near the pass, the James Peak and the other mountains were right there. On the other side of the pass, the terrain changed and Heart Lake looked very cool. Really liked this hike. Round trip for the hike was a little over 3 hours. One important note: the road to the trailhead is very rough for the last 5-6 miles. High clearance or 4-wheel drive is a necessity.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this hike two weeks ago and linked it to the CrossTrail and then the Meadow Trail. It was great with consistent views throughout and a smooth and accessible trail. Perfect loop and one that we highly recommend and will do again. I can imagine that in the spring the wild flowers would be abundant, but even in the summer it is nice. We would say that the morning or late afternoon would be the best as there are several sections of the trail that are quite exposed and could be problematic if it is hot and sunny.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with a rewarding falls at the end. Saw several deer. First half, beginning at discovery trail at Bonfils, was easy. The trail then climbs through fairly rocky areas. Path is well marked and mostly shady. Mileage if starting at Discovery Trail is a bit more than stated.

Nice local hike with lots of side trails to venture off on. My go-to hike if I only have a couple of hours to get out.

hiking
1 month ago

Really a great hike, easy in the beginning and more moderate toward the top. The second waterfall is really beautiful albeit a little challenging to get to. Definitely worth the scramble up. Lots of fallen trees had been cleared. I started at the trailhead at Denver Waterworks Road and did the walk to Bonfils at the end, but could have skipped that part. All in all a fun hike!

We did a night hike under a full moon. It was pretty though, but the trail was pretty well maintained and there are a good number of campsites once you get closer to the lakes.

hiking
1 month ago

Make sure you can handle the altitude. Take your time if struggling but make it to the summit. Beautiful views!

This was a beautiful hike! We went on a Saturday and passed maybe 20 people all together, so was fairly light traffic. The first 3 miles were fairly easy and the last mile was definitely moderate. You reach a waterfall around mile 2.8 and it’s very lovely, but make sure to keep going until the end because that waterfall is even better!

Lower part of the trail was rocky and hot, but smell of pines was wonderful. Hut is halfway to top. From there, vegetation zone quickly changed to high alpine and trail gets easier. Only real problem was with the cairns near the top. Your GPS/map will show trail to double cones (peak) going off to right, but in the distance ahead you can still see a cairn (the last one on the trail). With 20 others, we ended up bushwacking to the top (wasn't hard). Not sure if train would've been better. About 3 hours RT, with our dog. Great views; good exercise, fun hike.

A busy trailhead with a significant crowd until the split with Crater Lakes. The last push from Heart Lake to the top of the pass is steep but rewarding. From there, you can saddle north or south along the ridge to enjoy views down on Winter Park. Passed a young bull moose in the woods on the way down—keep your eyes open—he was in an unusual and unexpected spot for a moose.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with scenic views

We noticed there were black bear and mountain lion spotted about the time we were camped just 1/4 mi. above the parking lot. Our food bag was stolen the first night, so could have been either animal. We made sure to hang our food after that experience.This is a beautiful hike. Wildflowers abundant after the hut. Trail could definitely use some repair.

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