hiking
blowdown
bugs
off trail
rocky
scramble
17 hours ago

Good trail up to overlook of Redfish Lake and then up to 2nd lake. Steady incline and partially shaded. The hike to 3rd lake was quite difficult with downed trees and boulders. Mosquitos were biting heavy so we headed back. Fished at 2nd lake and caught 4 lake trout in an hour. Good parking at trail head. We agree this was a moderate.

Did this trail on 6/30. Awesome views of Redfish Lake and the Sawtooth's as you hike the ridge. Went as far as the 2nd lake then turn'd back as it was getting late. Overall an easy hike that took around 3 hours.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Great trail with amazing lakes at the end. As others commented, the first few lakes are easy to find but the last is the hardest as the path has been covered by fallen trees and boulders. The scramble up can be a wee bit challenging, but not too difficult if you are used to hiking. The view and access to the final lake is 100% worth the effort!

hiking
1 day ago

Lots of places for the kids to explore! Glad we went on a cool day because there was only a little shade.

muddy
2 days ago

The trail certainly lived up to it's name, there was a creek and we saw two moose.

This was an easy hike except for the mud. We went after a rainy day and the trail was pretty muddy and slippery. The trail was easy for our great nieces and nephew.

hiking
3 days ago

Backpacked to the lake on 6/27/20. Easy trail to backpack if you take your time. Many flat areas to set up camp around the lake. Trail seems to taper off once you get to Bench Lake - it’s still there, but not very well maintained, so just be prepared for hopping fallen trees and going through brush. Lots of mosquitoes. Only regret is not bringing bug spray.

Clockwise Johnstone Creek to cabin and back on Hyndman. Snowed for about 45 min before the cabin (June 28th!) but overall a terrific hike. Descent on Hyndman a bit slippy in the top section but the views are incredible. 6 hours all-in including the 1+ mile back to the original trailhead.

backpacking
bugs
off trail
4 days ago

Amazing views! But it is a must to go to the 5th lake. Or else, you will be greatly missing out. After the 3rd lake the trail stops and we had to bushwhack to get to the last 2 however it was easy to find after asking people where to go. You MUST go to the last lake to get the full experience. But an absolutely beautiful trail as well.

hiking
5 days ago

Our kids loved it. Wearing masks made it hard to breath especially for some one who suffers from O.B.C.D like myself.

Wow, I did the loop starting at Hyndman and it was quite the hike. One of the more difficult ones I've ever done, but worth the solitude & amazing views on the way up to Pioneer Cabin. I recommend going down Johnstown because it's less steep than Hyndman, but don't forget you have the extra couple miles back to your car at Hyndman. Maybe park at Johnstown then do the road hike to Hyndman at the beginning !

hiking
no shade
7 days ago

8 days ago

Pretty good hike; steep in some places. Not a lot of shade. All of the caves are currently closed because of previous earthquake activity. It's a beautiful area!

mountain biking
no shade
12 days ago

I parked my vehicle and biked this loop. The uphill was a little tough as it was my first ride this year but there was plenty of downhill to make up for it! Overall it was fun and I’d do it again. The ‘bike path’ is actually the road but there is plenty of room for cars to get around so you don’t hold up traffic. I was able to stop whenever and take some nice pics! It was hot with no shade so I suggest bring plenty of water!

hiking
13 days ago

Great easy hike for kids. Can’t get any closer to town than this.

hiking
14 days ago

Fun! Wear pants. Know how to identify poison ivy. It’s everywhere. This trail is like a portal to the pacific nw. It is a totally different ecosystem inside the canyon. Our tough 8 year old made it past 3rd bridge to campground no problem.

Hiked this beautiful trail today with my sister and her three children. Because of the recent rain, the animal tracks were easy to see. There were grizzly bear tracks everywhere. The tracks varied greatly in size—we assumed they were from a momma bear and her cubs. Carry bear spray.! Very gentle grade, lovely views, lots of birds, and even a fawn curled up in the grass Long hike but very enjoyable!

hiking
bugs
16 days ago

Nice maintained trail for a walk or run. It wasn’t strenuous at all. My 2 and 4 year old had a great time. Lots of birds to watch as well.

hiking
19 days ago

Cave was interesting to see. Our tour guide wasn’t the best. But still great too see. They require masks on everyone including those under 2 which was hard to breathe in there with a mask on.

hiking
over grown
20 days ago

Great trail overall. Was pretty overgrown, my girlfriend got poison Ivey so you should watch out. Beautiful views of the river and the canyons. Look out for snakes, we saw two.

backpacking
bugs
rocky
snow
20 days ago

Popular day use trail but also ran into a couple other people going up to camp for the night. Great trail for beginners; well maintained, easily navigable, and close to services. Lakes themselves have several destinct sites. Trail is used by mountain bikers, horses, hikers, backpackers, dogs and even ran into people heading up snow shoeing.

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