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We ran this from our campsite with the pups. A lot of loose stones and light elevation over the 8 miles. Beautiful views, would be more fun for a leisurely hike. Falls were roaring end of May and trail was muddy in a few spots. Overall a great hike/run close to camp and close to the highway.

9 days ago

Great hike! Beautiful views of Trappers Peak from the lake.

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26 days ago

This hike is a challenge. First I was hungover and not in the best shape! Lol so I would build up some endurance before hand. Maybe hike up st.marys peak in stevensville first. This hike is straight up for 4 miles and straight down for 4 miles. Once you get to the top you have a class 2 rock climbing to do. ( which is just a scramble using your hands from time to time) the top is breathe-taking but cold. Even during the summer months. We actually walked through some shin deep snow towards the top during June. PACK LIGHT! Do not bring a lot of food or water. Keep it in your car. You only need maybe one or two small waters and a piece of fruit or one energy bar. We brought wayyyyyy too much and had to shed the weight along the way. Of course who brings a 5lb bag of ham and 6 water bottles? Hungover people I guess. Once to the top try to keep track of the trail. Easy to get lost. We came across people that lost their friend. Watch for the trail markers. Happy hiking!!!!

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2 months ago

great, alot of people, extremely gorgeous

First mile is the hardest!

This is such a beautiful hike that it took my friend and I four hours because I was constantly stopping for pictures. When we hiked it on September 28th the waterfalls were flowing just enough water to listen to its ambiance, but we're calm enough to jump around on the rocks exposed out of the current.

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8 months ago

Not for beginner hikers. We left late in the day and turned back at 1.25 miles. Was demanding, beautiful, and isolated. I will return to complete this hike. Spectacular scenery.

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8 months ago

Difficult trail but the views are worth it! Make sure you are in hiking shape!

nice trail and very level. great views off and on

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9 months ago

Direction link to google was wrong. We made it down the trail less than five minutes and walked up on a bear. That freaked my girlfriend out enough to not hike the rest of the trail. The drive up and down was beautiful.

1.5 hours to waterfalls and 1 hour back. Lots of people and boat noise (Sunday). Go during week and take a swimsuit.

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10 months ago

Pretty easy trail well groomed. lots of great water effects and views of the lake. I'd rate the traffic as moderate to busy depending on the day.

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10 months ago

Easy to get lost in the trail and cold at the top even in July. Pack layers and be prepared to do light rock climbing. Great view from the top and a lovely hike.

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10 months ago

Went all the way around. So happily surprised to find the rushing water at the mid point of the lake. So beautiful. We sat at the waters edge and cooled our feet! What a treat. Long walk but worth it!!!

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11 months ago