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Very well maintained trail with amazing views to reward you for the effort. 6 mile drive on forest service roads to get to trailhead.

hiking
4 days ago

Very pretty views and gorgeous wildflowers when we went in July, but like another reviewer said, you don't get up the peak on the trail. It is a little hard to find the peak on the map as well, so we just ended up climbing up a nearby ridge until we felt we had "summited" something.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a great hike with lots of amazing views of the water. Plenty of places to stop and take pictures. The reason for the four stars is that the entire second half is on a very skinny trail with not much to see. Again, this is a wonderful hike that I truly enjoy. There is also a point on the second half where you walk on a sidewalk for .1 or .2 miles. Definitely worth exploring and will be back.

I gave this one because we could not get the trail because the road leading to the trail is impassable. We got our car stuck about 100 yards into the drive. Thankfully a local gentleman pulled us out. The scenery we did see on the outskirts were beautiful but unless you have snow shoes. we spent some time in Tom's Tavern in town while the car was being pulled out, wonderful people. Don't try to tackle this trail until spring.

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome hike to do during sunrise/sunset! The peaks offer an awesome view. A lot harder than I expected but a welcome challenge.

Beautiful trail to hike. Some tight spots and if you turn you climb up a pretty steep foothill. Would do it again!

This was a fun hike even with all of the snow in mid-January. The trail was extremely well marked and has been the easiest to follow so far (10 hikes in). There isn't much of a view but if you are looking for a nice hike through the woods, this is the place. I was the only one out here on a Monday and didn't see anyone except in the parking lot. Definitely a fun one to do again.

5 days ago

Great trail and fun for dogs. If you go during the winter, I definitely suggest wearing yak traks on your shoes. I went during mid January and it was very icy!

Just went with our dog. plenty of foot traffic and a bit muddy but still a lovely walk.

trail running
6 days ago

Awesome trail! The scenery is beautiful and great for training tough terrain.

Went in early January and plenty of people on the trail. Very easy to follow with only a slight elevation gain at the end. It was nice to have one trail for hiking and another for bikes and horses. Trail was in good condition considering the time of year. Only giving it four stars because the views aren’t all that great due to not getting close to the water.

7 days ago

Just hike it with some snow. A lot of switchbacks. Beautiful area

Took the family on a snow hike. Nice trail, good views. Nothing overly difficult (at least for as far as we went (maybe 1.5 before turning around)

Love looking at all the rock formations and the dead silence is a nice touch as well

Great trail for a quick hike. Not too muddy and light traffic during the week.

hiking
9 days ago

The trail loops near the top where you’ll find a small water stream. It has great views of snake river and surroundings! I’d recommend hiking the trail in the winter time to get some great photos of the snow.

on Stevens Lakes

snowshoeing
12 days ago

This is my favorite quick getaway! We snowshoed in on New Years Day 2019. Had to park just south of the freeway bridge due to snow. Broke trail around 10:30. Both switch backs where lost in the snow so we we straight up. It was a good workout, but do-able. There was over 5.5 feet of snow at the lower lake and °14. Got back to the truck at 3:00. Awesome hike ♡

Beautiful hike with incredible views. Just enough incline going up to get your heart rate up and blood pumping. Perfect for a easy hike to get outside and even better, the eagles are out this time of year!!

Snowshoed last weekend in cold snowy weather. The trail was well marked and had a nice gradual incline. We turned around at mile 3 due to the weather so we didn’t make it to the summit. I would definitely do this Trail in the warmer months for the views. Parking lot was packed full when we returned, as there were tons of snowmobiles going up the mountain on the other side of the road. Get there early to park.

Nice little hike. Peaceful. Quiet day on the trail for a Saturday afternoon. Saw a few deer. Lightly packed snow on trail. No Snowshoes or spikes needed

Highly trafficked, but a nice hike.

Very muddy and a lot of people, but beautiful view.

16 days ago

Nice and easy walk to take with the kids and dog with a wonderful view and great outdoor artwork.

December - Early Winter, Light Snow

This trail makes for a decent scenic little loop through a densely forested area.

There isn’t much to see on this trail unfortunately. The forest is healthy, and there is some solitude to be found this time of year, but with a poor view of the lake and no notable fauna, there isn’t anything to make it stand out.

The trail is very flat and accessible. Though, due to recent weather and high activity there was a lot of ice on the trail. Would recommend bringing some extra traction in the winter.

We only hiked the trail, but it seems like it would make for a good running or mountain biking trail. I also saw a sign that says horses are allowed.

Like I say for all these types of trails, not something to go out of the way for, but a good place to go if you live near by.

Cons: Could be very crowded/congested on weekends from November-December. This is mostly due to large birdwatching crowds in the area; especially during “Eagle Week.” Wildlife other than eagles is scarce due to trail usage, number of people & dogs.

Pros: Despite the crowds, the area is gorgeous with 90° lake views @ summit, large timber & rolling hillside on the accent. The trail is well maintained with mile markers as well as nav. signs.

Tips: Current conditions prove no snow & only dusting @ summit. 1st mile is a very gradual incline; proving doable for toddlers/kids -5. Upon reaching mile marker 1 expect incline switchbacks which could prove tough for toddlers/kids -5 or packs 35+.

Happy Trails :)

Fun easy hike. Lots of signs to tell you about the wildlife and foliage in the area. A short portion of the hike takes you down by the water and a giant house. Looks like there are some smaller trails to explore as well.

hiking
18 days ago

Easy paved trail that takes you down to a river. Not a lot to see and very short.

hiking
19 days ago

I hiked Evans Landing trail today, on the last day of 2018. The trail had about 3-6 inches of snow. I used cleats on my snow boots. There were several small trees that had fallen across the trail, and required a bit of crawling to get around / under. This was a fine way to spend the last day of the year. Happy New Year!

Good hike with some elevation. Hike to the river is a bit lackluster but still a decent hike.

Not much of a trail for part and then no trail for the other half. Definitely don’t bring kids as they can easily slide off the very narrow trail if it is slick. It seems like most of the area for hiking is actually a frisbee golf course.

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