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Even in January snow and mud this trail was fun! first hike of the year for me and was a little harder than I thought it would be but so worth the beautiful views!

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Perfect day for a hike! Literally everyday of this January has been incrediblely warm leaving no excuses for not enjoying the scenery.

hiking
2 days ago

If I could, this would be a 3.5 star. At the split at the beginning we went left and there was very few markers and we got a bit off course. You have to cross two roads and it would have been nice to have signs. After getting back, the walk along the river was great. Lots of nice views. Just before you head back the trail goes farther than what is on the map. I think we logged 3.7 miles in total. This is the second time here and definitely enjoy the hike. We only saw one other person and that was in the parking lot.

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
8 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
8 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
9 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!

9 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!

Pretty area but the trail was difficult to follow due to multiple branches. Good parking at the trail head. Was close to town, so a nice alternative to the busier trails.

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

Great hike with a bit of an incline. Awesome views at the top! The swing that used to be there is gone, but has since been replaced. It is very high up though and I didn’t attempt to get on it. Some icy patches on the road up to parking.

Excellent trail advice.

trail running
10 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.

Nice hike! Very peaceful, gorgeous views!!

Dog owners: if your dog isn't controlled, please keep on a leash! My dog is on a leash for a reason, which is defeated by those rambunctious canines who come running full speed to us out of the control of their humans.

Very steep climb, but spectacular views are your reward at the top.

Even with the up hill it's lots of fun in the winter. Awesome place to go snowshoeing and skiing. Have even seen snowboarders. Excited to see it in the summer. I'm sure it will be just as fun.

Awesome hike, although it has been a warm winter the last couple miles are still under snow. The knee deep snow definitely made it a struggle. There were plenty of deer and elk to be seen.

11 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)

Was not impressed, it was very muddy. No views and dog poop everywhere

hiking
11 days ago

Perfect hike with gorgeous blue water at the end! Worth it!

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

Beautiful day for taking the dog on a hike to Big Tree! Yak-traks, or any spikes/crampons would be recommend as some spots are pure ice. (going up is easy it’s the way down that traction becomes a little tricky!)

Wonderful hike. Trails are endless and you can go so much farther than the actual loop. Went and took three kids who all loved it. Would definitely go back again and explore even more.

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

Great views and such. Went during the end of the fire season (September time) so air quality wasn't pristine but it was still good enough. The tricky part is getting to the actual falls as their isn't a direct guidance to get there as we didn't find the falls but crossed 3 streams trying to. Maybe next ime

walking
12 days ago

Beautiful place to sit and have a picnic or take a peaceful walk. Family friendly with a chalkboard wall under one of the bridges. Kids loved it! Nice little day out with family.

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