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hiking
5 hours ago

Got off trail because markers were not well seen on the way up, but the changes in vegetation as your climb are stunning. Made it to the lake which was a major feat! Last bit was through thick snow but worth it to the end. Coming down the markers were easier to find...go figure. Loved it and thankful we went all the way! If we ever do again, we will start early and hammock a couple of hours at the lake before coming back down.

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rocky
5 hours ago

This was a great quick hike! The beginning is really steep and had a lot of loose dirt/rocks so be careful of that. Great views the whole time and the river was nice and cool at the bottom.

Great trail! The all trails app says the access road to the trailhead is closed, so hikers must park 1.5 miles from the trailhead. We actually drove to the trailhead, we didn’t see any signs or anything. Several cars were parked at the trailhead long with ours. Amazing views at the top! Beautiful trail

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
9 hours ago

Very overgrown and no markers. hard to stay on the trail. the views are mediocre!

hiking
10 hours ago

Quick walk to get closer to the Arch. Cool site to see as well as the surrounding formations.

This trail was fun, it’s a good little climb from the parking lot and it’s more noticeable as you get closer to the top. There’s not as much shade at first but then there’s quite a bit I’d say probably halfway up and on. There are views on the few longer switchbacks that are towards the top and the trail is well kept and easy to hike. It took my dog and I about 2 1/2 hours, we stopped a few times to get him some water so if you don’t stop 2 hours is a pretty good estimate. I’ll definitely do this one again!

Very pretty views. Trail was mostly shaded, which was a plus. We went on a Thursday at 8:30 am and only saw 2 couples. Our dog loved the trail, too. 4/5 only because for about 1/3 of the trail you can see and hear the highway. My smartwatch said 3.3 miles.

2.2 miles round trip

hiking
12 hours ago

This was a fun and easy hike for our family. My kids are 10 & 7 and they did great. It’s very doable for kids/family. Last mile on the service road is increasing elevation but nothing crazy. We took breaks and had a great time together.

hiking
12 hours ago

Hot but fun

May 29th, there was still lots of snow, especially before you get out of the trees, but most of it is hard packed. Hard hike but worth it. On the way down we were able to go “sledding” down the snow shoots on our butts. We didn’t even need poles or anything, just regular hiking shoes!

Still closed for COVID

hiking
closed
15 hours ago

Gate still closed as of June 4, 2020. Sign says may reopen June 30.

hiking
bugs
rocky
16 hours ago

completed 06-03-2020 easy to follow once you're on the trail, conditions were what'd you expect in the summer. minor issues if any AllTrails driving directions takes you right to the trailhead very rocky throughout, going back down almost feels as tough as going up, lots of switchbacks and you're gaining elevation rather quickly great view once you reach the peak and lots of places to sit down and look out over the forest beware of bugs at the summit! not terrible but you'll see what I mean

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
flooded
over grown
rocky
washed out
16 hours ago

Real shame that the trail is destroyed. We took gold dust trail to by pass the washed out catwalk and have a place to leave our car over night for our backpacking trip. The trail is marked with pink ribbons for ease of navigation. We got to the fork and the continuation of white water was completely washed out. Even with GPS we didn’t find the trail. We decided to go down the left fork, after about a half mile a whole portion of the trail was completely destroyed leaving a near 15ft 90 degree climb to reach the next portion of the trail. We doubled back to the fork and found a decent camp site. Whoever left that massive fire pit is a complete moron, but the camping spot was the least rocky of the trail and flat. If you do plan on doing the full 18 miles bring climbing equipment.

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rocky
17 hours ago

Hike is about 4 miles to the Arch viewpoint. Very rocky but mostly flat and easy to walk on. When trying to follow the AllTrails app I couldn’t find a trail to follow as the actual trail was about 20ft to the side of it and it kept saying I was off route so it got me a lil confused. Stacked rocks also helped lead the way were the path camouflages into flat rocks. Viewpoint is very nice and worth the hike. Don’t forget to stop at the Arch down below off the highway it’s a quick 5-10 min hike to get closer but can also be seen from the road.

It was a very nice trail. Stars only indicate difficulty on the trail. The trail itself is excellent!

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
18 hours ago

Good trail pretty overgrown in places. The stream was mostly dried up still had some standing pools in places. Biggest take away Rattle Snakes lots of them not sure how we didn’t get bit. Take your gun if you plan this hike and don’t take a dog to risky.

Its still closed. Idk when they’ll open it again. I heard a lot of people left trash on memorial weekend.

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