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Would have been nice if this ap told me the road to the trail was closed until end of may.

Took 4 kids they enjoyed the hike there was some ice spots.

There are a few trails you can take while you are there. The scenery is extremely lovely.

This trail definitely isn’t a “hard” trail. It’s a little lengthy (moreso if you get lost like I did) but the terrain is easily hiked. A peaceful trail with little shade which was perfect since it was a little chilly and overcast. It might be too hot during the summer.

off road driving
3 days ago

good little hike. Breathtaking views.

Great to do with kids on a cloudy day. If it’s too sunny I could see how it would be too much for sun exposure and get sunburned. It’s a good pleasure hike with a nice view :)

5 days ago

Backpacked/snowshoed on 3/14/18. Trail was easy to follow even with a few feet of snow on it. Easy hike in, bridge was covered up to the railing with snow. The snow-capped boulders in free creek were beautiful. Falls are a 1/4 mile to the left after the bridge. Once there, pretty much slid down to the bottom. The climb back up was sapping, resulting in a pretty exhausting hike back to the trailhead. The hike is basically downhill on the way in and uphill on the way out. Really nice hike though.

Looking great today!

Great 3 mile loop, well maintained, and beautiful views! the parking lot was packed and overfull and that made me a little nervous the trail would be packed. It was busy, but not so busy the trail was crowded or people were stepping on eachother. Good little afternoon hike!

trail running
9 days ago

A few areas pretty muddy today in 3/11/18 but not as bad as Sweet Connie. We only got out 4.28 miles before we had to turn around in Sweet Connie. Love this little loop on a beautiful morning.

Good trail. Amazing view and hot springs at the top.

9 days ago

Nice short hike up the hill. I’d do it again, as just a fun date.

Great Trail

Pulled in the Beauty Creek campground area and crossed a shallow creek to start the trail. Highly recommend wearing yaktracks or stabilicers right now. Nice hike in the trees but was expecting more views. Would rate this hike as moderate, not hard.

We figured (3 of is) that it is closer to a 7 me round trip, but absolutely beautiful and worth the hike!

11 days ago

I went on a warm day in October. I only saw 2 other people for the whole hike, which was pretty easy, but also a good workout on the uphill parts! Amazing views, pine trees and fall colors. My dog loved it!

It was a really beautiful hike! The hot springs are absolutely surreal. It was snowing when we went, so it was pretty magical. On our way back, it got pretty dark, but the moonlight and stars illuminated the mountain range - it was incredible!

Tough first mile, then beautiful ups and downs.

16 days ago

Great snowshoeing trail. Really pretty along the creek. Trail is pretty well groomed for snowshoeing.

22 days ago

Snowshoed a few weeks ago. Round Lake Snow Shoe Trail is great place to go snowshoeing. Easily accessible trail, lots of parking, and the trail itself was well-marked. You see a little bit of everything along this trail, the lake, the creek, crossing over several wooden bridges, and snow covered trees through the woods. overall a fairly easy trail with a few moderate switchbacks.

22 days ago

Cloudy windy day at Blue Creek Trail yesterday, but still beautiful with 4 inches of fresh powder snow. Parking lot was not plowed but still accessible. Except for the first little jaunt uphill the trail is fairly easy switchbacks up to a lollipop Loop. At the beginning of the trail you get a glimpse of Blue Creek Bay. most of the trail is through snow-covered woods. About halfway along the trail there is a bench and a old corral. Trail is very well-marked , we followed the blue markers all the way. Trail is about 2.7 miles long

A nice stretch of the Greenbelt. I will go again.

So relaxing to be able soak with a perfect view of the mountains and some snow falling .

It was busier than I expected but it is also directly off the road. You can make your own pools that mix hot spring water and river water. The river is very scenic especially if you build your pool further away from the bridge.

1 month ago

Wonderful views, nice cool weather hike because you get HOT climbing this bad boy. Winds at the top will chill you down quickly, pack a lightweight wind jacket.

I wouldn't call it a hike so much as a leg stretcher. Gravel dirt path meandering to the table. The view was pretty great, and the kids enjoyed clambering amongst the rocks, which is great if you don't mind the dangers of horrendous amount of shattered glass littering the whole underside of the table. In the end, we walked away with some decent photos.

It’s a good ol’ hike in the trees, not much for views along the way though.

It’s a fairly moderate hike that has a nice view and a few little surprises along the way

It’s a nice walk if that’s what you’re looking for

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