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Challenging trail but quick and view worthy. Since local temps have been high, trail is relatively clear of snow and ice till you start in the direction of the falls. From there on, I highly recommend show spikes or something to keep you from falling.

Went last Sunday. Not a soul in sight. Kind of funny how you walk between two house properties. One of which has 2 loud barking dogs that follow you up the trail but behind a fence. It was all ice and we took our 2 kids (ages 7 and 10). We managed just fine and slipped a little bit nothing too crazy. We went right up to the falls and were the only ones there! Will definitely do it again!

I hiked this trail for the first time-Dec.5
My friend and I both loved it. We were so glad we had our spikes on and our poles in hand-trail was quite icy. Scenery changed frequently. Trail was pretty easy to follow. It got pretty steep about the last 1/3 mile but it was well worth the effort. We found a nice spot above Falls to sit and enjoy a cup of hot soup. (Thanks Betty). We both can’t wait to go back.

Beautiful hike. The beginning was easy over packed snow and little to no ice. Never used spikes, but used hiking poles which really helped with the second half of the hike as the trail became steeper and more snow. We made it about 4 miles in and turned around before the lake. The trail diverted into a few different paths but we kept post holing and decided to turn around.

Most of the trail is iced over, microspikes needed. Saw a few people turn back because it was too icy.
The beginning of the trail is so-so and not very exciting. After about .7 miles, it starts getting tougher but also more beautiful scenery. This is my first time on this trail but I have to come back in the spring/summer because it seems like it’d be beautiful. Most of the trail is moderate, only the last .5ish miles are hard. Very steep towards the end. Also very rewarding.

Started at the Sandy Trailhead. Snow and ice. Take spikes and poles.

20 days ago

A great winter hike. Moderate traffic of backcountry skiers.

Snow covered and a little icy in some spots. Beautiful waterfall at the end, and it’s frozen right now!

This was a fun trail with a variety of scenery. Mountains, trees, snow, ice, water. I loved it coming from Phoenix where we don't have a lot other than sand and rock. Not marked but easy to follow with the app. There are a ton of side trails.

One of my favorite places to hike! Never disappoints. Always peaceful and serene with few people on the trail. Hiked it yesterday... was the only one on the Maybird turn off. Trail ran a chunk of it, mostly on the downhill, too steep for me to run up most of it. Used a new pair of icebugs cleated trail running shoes. The snow tracks don't follow the real trail but they get you there fine. I didn't realize it had dumped me out at the highest lake, so I kept hiking up a snow shoe track til i realized I was almost to the saddle up there, so turned around. beautiful day. nice to get above the inversion. Sad that we have haze in the air from the California fires right now. Could smell and see it. Maybe consider wearing a filtering mask until the fires quit out west.

I hike this often, but the first time in the winter. it is gorgeous right now and only slippery in one spot!! i highly recommend going this week. moderate hike if you are used to hiking.

Nice winter hike. Trail is in pretty good shape right now. Snowshoes are overkill and there’s only a bit of ice.

Gorgeous hike with the snow. Most of the way is fairly easy, gets steeper towards the end. We ended up going past the falls about a half mile to a gorgeous overlook. The part between the falls and the overlook is even more consistently steep, but worth it. The snow was beautiful! We took trekking poles, which was a huge help on the way down with the slush.

1 month ago

Beautiful views. Luckily there were other footprints I could follow. Snow is pretty deep in spots. Spikes and gaiters are very helpful

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. It's pretty icy right now, spikes would be helpful.

I went in from the south but the ending point was amazing.

Last bit was steep but worth it. The Falls were beautiful!

We did this one on Thanksgiving Day. Beautiful hike, fairly easy until the last little bit.. I'm in moderate shape and I had no problem doing this hike though I did have to work hard. I used hiking poles which made a huge difference both in getting up that last steep bit and in saving my knees on the way down. We went just above the falls and my hiking tracker put the trip at 6.4 miles with an elevation gain of 1726.

on Red Pine Lake Trail

1 month ago

Amazing and beautiful. The lake is frozen over and most of the upper trail is snow and ice.

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