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Great easy hike for a family with younger kids. We took our 4 year old and 7 month old (in carrier) and enjoyed an easy first hike for the toddler. Parts are board walks and crosses a small stream several times. Several benches to sit down if needed along the way.

2 days ago

For a flatlander struggling with mountain sickness, this was a difficult hike. Steep going up, just take breaks. Regardless of AMS making the hike a lot harder than it should have been, this was a wonderful trip. We did over 4 miles, went past the hut. The views are beautiful. You get the alpine valley with the waterfall and stream and wildflowers in addition to the beautiful surrounding mountains. Windy up top so pack accordingly. Reasonably crowded on a Sunday afternoon, we still had many moments of solitude on the trail. Dogs loved it. Water sources abound with the creeks.

4 days ago

5 days ago

Great hike and views. Arrive early to get the best spots around one of the two lakes. Hammocks are quite popular and worth bringing along.

This is a lovely little moderate hike in the woods. We clocked it at about 7.6 miles all in starting from the lower parking lot (you can skip this and drive up the forest road to the actual trailhead). Gradually uphill the whole time but nothing too strenuous. A few scenic meadows and views of the CD were the nicest parts. The tail end is in dense muddy forest and the trail is a mess. Small lovely waterfall at the end of the trail. Not very crowded saw maybe 10 people the whole time on a Friday afternoon. Close to town which is great! Road noise dissipates very quickly and you are surrounded by woods.

Great trail to start your hiking adventure. My wife and I did and went another 1/2 passed the big fall, recording 10,890 elevation at our turning around point. Great to adventure.

Nice 3-ish mile hike with moderate elevation gain. Easy access right off 40 for a nice break before or after hitting up winter park. Need to go further past the Broome Hut next time to get more views. Will do this one again!

The 2 miles on the service road is kind of a bummer by foot. But it is worth it. The rest of the hike is absolutely breathtaking. Some bouldering and tough elevation gain. For a rather inexperienced hiker and lowlander like myself, we figured it was roughly 2.5-3 hours to get to the top, and a solid 2 hours to get back. I will definitely do this one again, but next time will mountain bike for the first 2 miles and lock my bike up at the rack. Oh and a vehicle with 4 wheel drive is recommended to get to the trail head--I made it in my Honda Accord, but went less than 5 mph for the last mile or two of the road. Would have felt more comfortable in my SUV.

Nice moderate hike. Kept hiking after waterfall to top where it flattens out. Great views.

12 days ago

We camped at the first little lake just off Rogers Pass Trail below Heart Lake. It was immensely beautiful, but the entire campsite was littered with broken glass. I picked up a heaping handful of shards, and also cleaned up a pile that someone else had made at the base of a tree. There was still so much more that we weren't able to gather. :( No way can anyone chill at this campsite barefoot, despite the otherwise soft and inviting dirt. Newsflash: good beer comes in cans now.

off road driving
17 days ago

Nice drive up. A lot of smoke in the air. Weather was good otherwise.

17 days ago