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Absolutely gorgeous the whole way. Well marked trail, great views, and a nice moderate hike.

Road to lake is accessible by a Prius, so it should be good for all. Hike to falls is very good for a moderate hike. Great scenery walking up the valley.

Beautiful overlook as well as the amazing ice fissures along the way for a pretty easy trail. 100% worth it

Great views, mellow hiking.
About as easy as a trail can be in the mountains.

hiking
12 hours ago

Amazing hike, difficult if you have children with you (age 3-7), but can be done with great team work and determination this hike is hella fun worth every step and drip of sweat.

(p.s. A Friend or Yourself will need a Military ID needed to park at trail head. if not your journey will be an extra mile or so from a guest parking lot to trail head.)

Amazing view from the ridge, you feel on top of the world!

hiking
12 hours ago

If you want a wonderful easy-moderate day hike in relative solitude, do this, and go EARLY! I arrived at trailhead at 6:30am, and got back in my car around 12:30pm. Huge slowdown as you come back, though - very crowded with inexperienced hikers, and etiquette is very poor, causing lots of hangups.

Bring waterproof boots for mud and water. Moderate snow on the last 0.5 miles of trail, so I advise caution and walking sticks if you have them.

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off road driving
13 hours ago

love this place

Did this on 6/24/17. Easy to get to the trailhead with a 4WD. Road may be a bit rough for cars. Trail had some snow but it was easy to cross and waterproof hiking boots were enough. Nice views, nice incline and not too packed for a Saturday! I'll be back later in the summer for sure.

Love this hike. Great exercise and beautiful! If your not used to the altitude the climb will be a little difficult - but the view at the second falls is more than worth it. Moved to Steamboat from Texas and I do this hike a few times a week. HIGHLY recommend if you are in steamboat area!

Great hike, nice views, good workout! Waterproof boots or shoes would be your best option currently. You don't need spikes.

hiking
13 hours ago

Beautiful views! Some areas much more than moderate, my opinion. Big elevations and rocks and boulders. All and all a great hike.

hiking
13 hours ago

I've been wanting to do this hike for some time now but kept getting delayed. took my boys today. great hike, beautiful views, great wildlife. everything was so green from the recent rain. my boys are young, 5 and 7 and they did it like rockstars. just under nine miles from start to finish. highly recommend this for anyone.

Really beautiful hike! Well worth it when you get to the lake