Explore the most popular Skiing trails in United States with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
scramble
17 hours ago

I do this hike every summer. It’s honestly the best feeling being on top of “The Lightning Rod of the Cascades”. From Chicken’s Peak it’s a climb that will get your heart racing, but it is definitely doable. There is a ton of exposure, but just take your time. When you’re at the top on a sunny day, you can see a glimpse of the deep blue water that is Crater Lake. This is probably one of my favorite places in the world. Bring good shoes and expect to use your hands when nearing the summit. This is a hike that is not for the faint of heart, but pays huge dividends of accomplishment and beauty.

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18 hours ago

My favorite 14er so far! It was a beautiful day yesterday and I had such a great hike. The trail is well defined and a stop at Lake Sloan is a must. We came in from Lake City and the road is still rough in some spots, but manageable.

Big tip! If it’s calling for good weather all day, start later!!! I got to the parking lot at 12pm noon and got the closest parking spot next to start of trail. Lots of people coming down but only a handful going up so was smooth and easy with no lines or run ins! Had the whole summit to myself for almost the full 30 mins I was at the top, very chill and relaxing! Then cuz the trail was so clear on the way down I ran into a beautiful, huge mountain goat and spent some time up close with him! Again easy hike down with maybe 5-7 people encountered and was back at my car by 5pm, overall perfect day and experience!!!!

Caught it on a beautiful clear day. Views of all 5 mountains were amazing.

Went up Gorge Brook and down Carriage/Snapper, but to be honest I don’t think it’d be much worse the opposite direction. To echo what others have said, this is an easy route (in comparison to other 4K footers)! Very moderate the whole way up, rocky and damp but not too slick. We made it up easily in two hours, including breaks. Round trip time was 4:27, including breaks and doubling back to the car at the start. We were socked in at the summit but if we had waited 20 minutes it would have opened up. We started at 5:45 and were the first ones to park. We didn’t see a single soul until the way down. The last half mile we must have seen a dozen different groups heading up (about 10am) but the real shock came in the parking area/access road when what must have been 40+ cars were lined up. Get there early if you want a little solitude!

Staying at the Inn Aspen and you can walk right up this trail/road. Very deceiving. This trail went on forever. We basically took the road all the way up. I really thought this was hard. Absolutely beautiful at the top. And we hardly saw any people ( in September). Coming down we took trails and road. Took about an hour down.

hiking
21 hours ago

It’s like 6 different hikes in one! Such great variety, glacier lake, water falls, peak views, marmots, & packs of goats past the base camp

Crevasses are obviously opened up. its September so that shouldn't be a big surprise

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22 hours ago

Fun hike. Enjoyed stopping by brewery two minutes off the trail!

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22 hours ago

Great out and back day hike. really had fun on the snowpack that used to be St Mary's glacier. The glacier lakes on the way up to James peak are gorgeous, but so is St Mary's lake. lots of people and group on the Sunday we went.

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closed
22 hours ago

The trail should be marked as closed. First, there is no designated parking within a mile of the suggested entrance. On two parts of the trail large culverts are dug in with no way over or around unless you plan on getting wet like I did. it was a nice flat two mile trail with not much to see otherwise.

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22 hours ago

We did it early in the morning and was so nice and quiet. No crowds on our way up but we found lot of people going up on our way down. Preety steep but really worth it to get an amazing view of the Uintas.

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rocky
22 hours ago

This trail is just stunning, and the reward of the gorgeous lake comes quick! Absolutely worth hiking to the top! The parking lot would be tough for low vehicles (rocky) and is $5.

hiking
23 hours ago

Very comfort trail.

Rocky and dusty. Great views. nice workout.

Saturday September 15, started at 4:45 back to the truck by 7:45 passed about 35 people on way up alone, most people were pretty decent and respectful, but one guys big dog that was off leash basically cornered me...people if you damn dogs dont mind leave them at home.

For starters there are no markers or signs from parking so you get to wander around for a while. And the short distance listed does not get you to many views.

Trail is packed with hikers for very good reason. Not too technical with gorgeous summit view. Agree with most reviewers grading it as a moderate hike with gradual incline but no real technical climb. Still get a good workout. Took us average hikers 4:30 hr moving time. View at summit was beautiful. Can be quite exposed. It was really windy. Definitely check out South peak which is a only a short way out (0.1 miles) with also a good view and is less crowded. Parking is free along dirt road. We got there at 9am and had to walk 0.3 miles to trail head. There is a very nice Moosilauke Ravine lodge at the trail head where you can get $1 coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Sept 15/19 hiked up this trail and down the Pico service road with my dog. I would rate as moderate, lots of roots/rocks during steepest last mile so you have to be careful with footing. The peak was socked in today with clouds, but had great views down on the service road. The 0.5 mile walk back along the highway sucks but otherwise a great loop. Saw a porcupine and lots of posted warnings about huge porcupine population on Pico so definitely keep dogs leashed! 1 hr 30 up Shelburne trail, 15 min break at top and 1 hr 30 down the longer service road. estimate 6.5-7 mi loop. moderate pace

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rocky
1 day ago

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1 day ago

This is a great trail and a good steady climb. Loved the views and the alpine lakes. Hiked on Saturday 9/14 with a group of friends and we only saw a few other people along the way and at the top. We got the last 2 parking spots near the trailhead around 8:15am so get there early.

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rocky
1 day ago

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rocky
1 day ago

The only reason I’m giving this trail 4 stars is due to the lack of direction for tourists. Otherwise, this was a moderate trail that’s extremely rocky (you’re climbing up loose rock most of the way). St. Mary’s Glacier Lake was beautiful and dog friendly. People were cliff jumping into the lake and people were hiking up to the glacier to ski! Although the climb was difficult, it was definitely worth the effort! I would suggest printing a map of the specific trail you plan to go on while there. That way you know exactly which cutoffs to take and don’t risk getting lost!

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1 day ago

what a horrible day. Dirty nasty people from Denver and the surrounding towns like Lakewood and the other shitty places down the hill. They come in heards to shit and piss everywhere and hold up real hikers from doing what we need to do. They say they love their city down there so if thats true why do they all run from it every weekend and bring their nasty ways to our mountains. I live here and its horrible to have to see so many brainless people ruin everything for the people who live up here. Yesterday a women just off the trail on the grass dropped her pants and took a shit right in frount of about 40 people didnt wipe stood up and giggled as she continued her hike. We hate ALL of you people from down the hill. In the next few years things are going to be changing. stay away from our mountains and stay where you belong.

Awesome smooth trail. Scenic the entire way. Dog friendly and they allow mtn biking.

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rocky
1 day ago

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