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the parking is iffy the trail has garbage all over it.will not be doing this one again.

hiking
3 hours ago

Smells of Giant Cedar, Sequoias & Ponderosa Pines; excellent getaway to the top of Tulare County!

This was my first time doing a serious hike like this, and I was not disappointed. I am completely hooked now. We started later than we had hoped. Hit the trail head around 10:05am, and after a few breaks got to the camp around 2:40ish. It was our first time so we took it slow, after experiencing it I think we could have done it a lot faster. I brought microspikes and my friend brought Crampons but we didn’t use them. Probably less than 50% of hikers were using them. Probably would help, but definitely not needed. Temperature wise the weather wasn’t too bad, we were in a T-shirt most of the way up before we put on another layer. The clouds were awful though, almost everything past Pebble Creek was covered and very limited sight. Even at Camp Muir. After about an hour lunch we headed down at 3:40ish, glissading was incredibly fun. First time doing that as well. Did it without a trash bag, got a little cold but overall was worth it and super fun. We stopped at Pebble Creek on the way down and filled out water bottles and enjoyed some very cold and refreshing mountain water. Got back down to Paradise around 6:00pm. Overall, loved it. Can’t wait to do it again and summiting will be in next year’s plan.

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bugs
no shade
rocky
4 hours ago

This is an awesome hike that takes you to one of the best waterfalls for swimming that I have ever experienced. The sun is hot and the water is perfect. Be sure to bring a lot of water!

on Twin Peaks Trail

hiking
4 hours ago

Uphill the whole way, got steeper after the first bench. Due to growth of bushes and trees, can only see the lake in a few places. Well maintained trail. No bugs.

hiking
4 hours ago

Holy gains... This is rated as moderate and it’s no joke! Tons of elevation and rock climbing! Better back good shoes and even better snacks! Clocked in at 12.6 miles.. Foggy Lake was kinda difficult to find!

horseback riding
4 hours ago

I love riding my horse on this trail, the views are always beautiful.

hiking
muddy
4 hours ago

Great hike. Muddy at the final climb but well worth it. Hiked at a moderate speed with a lounge by the lake around 2 o'clock. Pretty busy when I arrived but started to die down. highly recommend.

Hiked this trail on Sunday and posted my pictures on Instagram (adventuringkr). Great well maintained trail, and the snow on it has melted away. FYI the 10 mile dirt road to the trail is good (relative to others I’ve encountered in WA), but watch out for pot holes and if you have a sedan be careful as you could scrape on the middle section. Seems like it is in the middle of no where, but as usual with good trails when you get to trailhead you will not be alone (40-50 cars on Sunday). Also as usual with good trails, no cell service for miles so download an offline map for gps. Directions to get there are simple and trail is easy to follow IMHO. Saw lots of wildlife, marmots, pikas, deer, one mountain goat, chipmunks, a large bird that makes weird sounds...no bears. I hike all the time in WA and this is probably a top 3 hike in the state. Bugs were not an issue at all. FYI gets cold and windy at the top so bring a jacket.

hiking
bugs
muddy
4 hours ago

Second time doing this hike and both times it has enchanted me. I'm more of a mountains and trees kinda girl than a desert scenery kinda girl but I just LOVE this hike! highly recommend taking this loop hike in a clockwise manner. This makes the incline on the way up short and steep which I prefer over long and grueling.

Went on a Monday at 7am, there pretty much wasn’t anybody else out :) Nice and shady for half, and lots of wildflowers.

hiking
5 hours ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in this area. Make no mistake; the trail is challenging. It’s a steep, steady climb. But it’s a very well groomed trail, and much of the way is shaded by plentiful trees. Great views, too. I always start from the end of 27th st. Highly recommend!

4 adults. We started at 8 am and were back to the parking lot by 4:30. Not too intense as far as hills, but still a long hike. I’m glad I didn’t make my younger kids do this hike because of the distance. My older ones could totally handle it. Beauty surrounds every step!

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over grown
5 hours ago

hiking
5 hours ago

Steep, rocky, dusty trail, so definitely challenging. But the scenery is gorgeous once you get into the hidden valley. The meadows and the trees help to cool the air during the summer. Lovely views as well. Definitely recommend.

hiking
no shade
5 hours ago

Open space trail located in a residential area. The trail entrance is in an uphill circle of 3 houses with limited parking but when I went at 7 pm it wasn’t hard to find a spot in front of one of the houses. Once on the trail, we walked toward the right up the hill over looking beautiful mt Diablo. There was a bit of horse droppings but it’s to be expected in a grassing open space like this. Looks like there’s a couple different trails that offer more shaded areas so it seems worth coming back sometime to explore the hills more.

hiking
bugs
5 hours ago

The lakes thawed last week. Very serene and beautiful views in every direction. Small patches of snow on the trails, but nothing to worry about.

hiking
no shade
5 hours ago

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bugs
no shade
rocky
scramble
5 hours ago

Awesome trail. Absolutely gorgeous views and great weather. Lots of mosquitoes down below and at Green Lakes, but the California Tortoiseshell butterflies were migrating en masse which is a sight to behold! Expect thousands of butterflies for a while, with more always near the peaks and on warm days. Only patches of snow left on the trail and a few slightly muddy spots. Green Lakes thawed completely last week. I would have done this trail in my trail runners, but didn’t know the conditions so I brought waterproof boots, micro spikes, and gaiters. Didn’t need any of that. I did use my poles which were handy, but near the top it was hand to rock for most of it. Didn’t make the true summit as that 12’ rock face at the top wasn’t worth the risk for our group, but adequately prepared climbers and the foolhardy easily made it. Be sure to take the correct off shoot trail (unmarked that I saw) between where the first two lakes are and not the Broken Top loop trail around the mountain.

hiking
5 hours ago

Many, many little baggies of dog waste along the way, which was gross. Some sections of the trail were really steep and slippery, though other parts were fine. We went early in the morning. It was peaceful and the lake was beautiful.

Mainly fire road and biking route. good valley view but we went on a foggy day view isn’t nice otherwise

This is a very long but rewarding trail. We purchased some inexpensive closed toe hiking sandals (northside) off of amazon, which made the experience even more enjoyable. They were sturdy/grippy enough to handle the rocky/sandy parts of the hike while allowing us to walk through the river crossings without having to change shoes. Be careful with the clothes you choose to wear, further into the hike there are a lot of sharp plants that will stab you. Make sure you bring plenty of water, the trail can get very hot depending on when you go and the last mile of the hike moves away from the water and has very little shade to rest in. We were on our way off of the trail at about 5:30pm when we started seeing a lot of rattlesnakes. 4 in total were on the path, 2 of which were very aggressive. Be very careful of the time you go, and keep snakes in mind if you are thinking of bringing your dog.

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