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Beautiful hike

16 hours ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. Wildflowers everywhere. Wouldn't classify this trail as easy, more moderate, but very doable. Lots of sun exposure which makes it feel hotter but still nice out. Saw 3 moose out today, 2 bulls and 1 female. Lake Mary is the prettiest of the 3 but the views from the end are awesome!

Upper bells is stunning. However, I have been up to this pass several times (at the top of Bells between Big Horn Peak and lake Hardy). I have never found a "moderate" way up that ridge up to BigHorn Peak. Plus I would not classify the ridge between Lone and big horn as "moderate" either. To be safe I haul basic bail out type climbing gear any time up in this area which certainly adds to difficulty in my mind.

I've done this trail twice, once in May of 2013 and again in December of 2015. This trail has it all: waterfalls, overhanging cliffs, stream crossings, lush vegetation, rock-scrambling, and sandy tree-lined paths. In winter, the slick rocks will by icy so trust your shoes and balance. You're bound to find some deer as well as some canyon tree frogs at the upper pool. The upper pool is a great place to relax and eat a lunch. This is an excellent trail that will satisfy everyone!

hiking
19 hours ago

Short trail. Shade, lush vegetation, flat, and well trafficked. Seeing a feeling thousand-year old, shale-filtered water is pretty cool. It's not recommended to drink it! The view down the canyon is also not one to be missed. Great hike for people of all ages.

So beautiful!!!! We went mid day though which was HOT and exhausting and forgot to bring enough water

Very beautiful. I hiked only to the lower pool, but still
enjoyed myself and even saw a tarantula on the way!

We've been out here with our 4 year old son and dog recently and it was great for them. The stream was nice for our dog to get a drink and cool off in. My wife went back alone and wanted to go to the lookout peak and she missed the left fork turn (it would be nice if they had better signs but there are not at this time). She's going to go back again soon. Just be prepared at the 3 way intersection to take the left to head towards lookout peak.

Great for little kids and dogs, good place to backpack in and camp with the family. It's getting cold overnight this time of year.

We just backpacked and tent camped two separate nights in the last week here with our dog and 4 year old son. It is a fairly easy hike and camping by the lake up top was amazing!!!!

I did this back in May 2013 in conjunction with the Narrows. I went with a group of people and had a car shuttle, which made this a nice all day hike rather than an overnight stay. This was my first water hike and I loved every minute of it. I brought hiking poles but found that they were more cumbersome than helpful when trying to navigate slippery rocks in shin-deep water. Wearing high quality water shoes with nice tread is a must. Bathing suit bottoms under your hiking shorts is also a must. As is the use of dry bags. There is one section where you must repel down some rocks. I was with a group of people who brought ropes and harnesses, so I'm unsure whether there was already a rope provided that just stays anchored in. In May, the water was cold but not unbearable. After hiking all day in it, I didn't feel like a popsicle. Some areas are more narrow than others, such that you can almost touch the slot canyon walls on either side of you. The deepest the water gets is about waist deep, not counting a couple sections where you have to swim (I pushed my backpack ahead of me while swimming. It was a regular backpack but it managed to float well and stay dry to my surprise). In these sections are great places to cliff jump, but beware of the bats! There are sand bars and rocky outcroppings along way, so it's not too hard to find places to dry off and eat a lunch.

We love this hike. Our 4 year old son enjoys it as well and only gets tired at the end. The rocky area is tiring for some - the lake and views are worth it! You can also tent camp at the base of it (get there early for general parking or for camping to get a spot).

We love to take our 4 year old son to silver lake. Good chance to see wildlife and it's an easy stroll for all.

Always a great short little hike with our 4 year old. He loves to play in the water.

A short, well traveled nice hike with waterfall area (would be difficult for some people to get down to - those with very young children or possibly older folks). Parking is difficult if you get there past mid morning.

road biking
21 hours ago

I wouldn't classify this as a hiking trail - it's definitely more of a biking trail since bikers were the only ones we saw. My kids had a pretty miserable time, even my 9 yr old (who LOVES hiking was very disappointed). There's is pretty much no shade, we tripped over rocks and tree roots the entire time and this is a very narrow trail. In some places it was like walking on a tightrope it was so narrow. There definitely is not room to walk side by side on the trail. And the trail starts right at the road so you have to park on the street just before the trailhead. Plus there was a lot of construction, we had to wait forever to get by the trucks.