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I agree with previous poster. it was a beautiful hike, but was surprised at the steep climb. Strenuous at times for an old gal like me, but the view was well worth the struggle.

Beautiful view the whole way! The trails were a bit more narrow and steeper than expected but still easy enough for a novice hiker such as myself.

1 month ago

So, it was not too smooth in March, but it was a great view regardless and an intense workout.

Still a great trail in December. Found minimal ice, completed in 45 minutes. the wind coming out of the canyon at the top was brutal at 30 degrees in the valley so dress warm.

Great trail. Tons of great views and easy scrambling. When we went the creek was out of its banks so we had to take a few detours. About 6 miles in the canyon narrows and is more wooded. Tons of great rapids and scenery.

7 months ago

Easy.. Haha Nooooo!! Snowy most of the way, alders covered in snow, draped over the trail in many places. Great view above the clouds, now that I am done I am feeling like a rockstar but damn that was a tough hike!!!

First four miles or so were pretty nice, nothing too extreme. But FUCK whoever rated this as an "easy" trail based on the last mile.

Nice easy trail. Nice views of the valley and mountains

Really liked this trail. It had a bit of everything. Rock cliffs, waterfalls, beaver dams...

Great views from the falls and the lake. More of a moderate hike with plenty of rocks, overgrowth, and some good inclines.

well went on the trail to get some pictures lost my drone if any finds send me an email plez thanks soldadomalo1@gmail.com

great hike.. not hard.. but i wouldn't say easy for beginners..

Beautiful hike but it needs to be upgraded from easy to moderate. At least 1/3 of the trail is made of lots of big rocks and this makes a bit harder to travel across.

Beautiful hike, we actually went up past the two waterfalls to make it a 12mile round trip. Excellent scenery for the majority of the route, some parts are through trees providing shade but are also a bit overgrown. There were a few mosquitos so I'd recommend bug spray.

We got married on this lookout:) spectacular.

This hike is moderately easy. There are two resting lookout benches to sit on on the way and then one at the top to sit on to enjoy the beautiful view. The trail is nice. The views are absolutely amazing. This is one of my favorite hikes in the area.

Short, good workout, very rewarding view! We usually do this one a few times a year with kids as young as 5.

Beautiful walk! Really enjoyed the view and the breeze at the top!

Enjoyed it!

Beautiful views from the top, trail in excellent condition. Easy even in 90 degree heat, nice breeze at top.

View was great. Didn't make it to the end, only about 1/2 way.

Its a great hike, the trail gets a bit irritating at times but is easy to follow all the way to the lake. The last mile or so shoots straight up the canyon wall in a series of switch backs. i wouldnt recommend for amature hikers. The lake and views are well worth the hike. There were many waterfalls all around the lake. And like others have said, coming down is tricky, the trail is hard to follow and has many side trails.

Worth it with the waterfalls and beautiful lake!

10 months ago

Nice easy hike. Great camps along the lake Still mostly frozen with 2-5 ft of snow around the lake last weekend

10 months ago

Great hike! Busted out the climb after work and spent the last night of spring at the lake. Well worth the workout! Nice campsites

Nice moderate climb.

Awesome hike. Trail is a bit difficult with rocks, roots and snags to navigate. Was well worth the sore body..

on Canyon Lake Trail

11 months ago

This hike is much further than the sign says. Be ready to have your ass handed to you! Very steep, but so worth the work.

11 months ago

First 3.5 miles or so the trail runs through thick forest snaking alongside the river. From here it shoots up the canyon face and drops back down to the lake. This portion was surprisingly challenging. I had to traverse several snow fields along the last mile to get to the lake. Easy to lose the trail, especially with the melting snow. The lake views were totally worth it. Still frozen in early June, it was like stepping back into winter. Three nice campsites as well.

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