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great hike pretty easy, nothing too challenging. little elevation gain, trail is a bit sandy in spots. it's been a popular place as of late. large groups day drinking and having a great time. multiple pools hot and cold. the creek has many great secluded spots to find.

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blowdown
fee
muddy
1 hour ago

hiking
2 hours ago

Such an incredible hike!

Fun trail. Went to upper falls and faery falls. Pretty falls.

hiking
snow
3 hours ago

trail still has snow from source lake to the top look out. plenty of trails going down to the lake and several leaving the lake. best way up to go from the old cabin and head straight up to the summit from there.

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icy
muddy
snow
4 hours ago

Highly recommend this hike! Beautiful view!

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no shade
over grown
rocky
6 hours ago

hiking
7 hours ago

Nice for distance & elevation. Couple of issues with markings: 1. There are a couple of cell phone tower roads that seem to overlap with the trail, one leading to the tower & we had to backtrack to the trail. 2. After the 1.8 mile marker sign for Balanced rock, there is a split. To see Balanced rock it must have been the trail option straight and not to the right at the next split. 3. There is a split for Fordyce Peaks 1.5 miles and sunset trail 1 mile. They don’t meet up & the Fordyce route is steep, unkept & no markings. 4. When the trail intersects with the road at Hwy 7 it is a bit confusing but you follow the Gulpha Gorge Trail from that point. 5. After Gulpha Gorge there are no markings to know which trail to follow so we ended up downtown @ 14 miles into it & had to get a ride back to our car (another 3 miles uphill according to the state park rangers) -it was an adventure!

bike touring
7 hours ago

Visited Skillern as part of a three day mid-week bicycle tour out of Fairfield. Once on the trail, the single track until mile two was pure joy to ride. At the split, we took the high trail which required some pushing. Had the entire place to ourselves. The campsite is well cared for and just down stream from the springs. Highly recommend this spot.

hiking
fee
muddy
8 hours ago

Hiked clockwise from the trailhead, then doubled back to winter trail to cut the loop. Beautiful hike, relatively flat, and the trail was in great condition. A bit muddy by some of the falls, but nothing too bad. Well worth the $5 parking fee. Even if you don't have time to hike the whole thing, it's worth seeing as much as you can or cutting the loop!

Angel Rocks > Chena Hot Springs Saturday was brilliant! Began trail at 1345 and finished at about 1920. However, this included several scenic stops and much shenanigans. We also got a little lost in the last two miles where you’ve got a few options of other trails near Chena Hot Springs. The Angel Rocks part of the trail was LOADED with people. Beyond that though, it was just us. Very peaceful and beautiful views for a couple miles on the summit trail. The trail is in amazing condition with the exception of the last mile or two. The last mile has quite a bit of water and mud still, but if you pay close attention the the right or left of these watery areas there are many narrow mini-trails that are dry and take you right around it. As a result, never had to pass through any water or mud. The trail itself is also narrow enough for the last 2 miles or so that you can just ninja run from side to side which is quite fun!

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muddy
rocky
snow
9 hours ago

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no shade
rocky
scramble
10 hours ago

I like the other person on here had a bad experience. Same year but the day before! This was a group event, I was told I would be fine as I could go at my own pace. There was no shade and I learnt this trail closed the following week due to the extreme temperatures. I had to abandon the group as I knew if I carried on I wouldn’t make it out. Thankfully a lone hiker was making his way back so I asked if I could walk with him. I’m so grateful to him as I really feel he saved my life as dramatic as that sounds. I had plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and boots. Another member of the group carried on and suffered severe heat exhaustion.

hiking
rocky
12 hours ago

I went on this trail last week — Easy yet moderate hike going up but trail could be small for people to walk on. There is a lot of people going in and out of the trail. There are loose rocks. Use shoes that have grip and bring a big bottle of water. Bring snacks too for when you’re chilling by the pools. Be prepared for the hot warm water. Easy going back down but be careful with the loose rocks. I saw a rattlesnake on the way back too!

hiking
12 hours ago

The park is open!!! Get up here y’all. As of June 2, 8’ base summit climb. Will need ice spikes and pick axe to summit. Crampons ok first summit trail

hiking
13 hours ago

My family and I just went out there and the hot springs are still closed, 6-6-2020

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muddy
14 hours ago

hiking
15 hours ago

The hot springs were perfect, but are still closed due to Covid. They weren’t marked off in any way though, just noted at the trailhead. They are still waving the $5 fee due to limited services. No one on the trail until 9:00am.

21 hours ago

It was my second time there and it feels as enjoyable as the first time. It was so crowded near the fall so probably not the best trail if you have health concerns during Covid pandemic.

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