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Beautiful view at the top, took an hour up & down.

Trails could use better signs. At the trail head you start on asphalt and we continued on asphalt until hitting a dead end. We missed the entry onto a dirt trail and had to double back. Parking was full even at 10am on a Tuesday. Scenery was stunning. We only hiked about 2.5 miles in. It is a strenuous hike. Lots of steep switchbacks and jagged rock on the trail. Bring trekking poles! Lots of poison oak so take care to stay in the trail. No ticks or mosquitoes (yet). There is a good amount of unshaded trail so be prepared for sunburn and higher temperatures than you see around the falls.

Great trail for a family walk with young kids. Beautiful park and trail. The kids loved all the animal sightings, which included nutria, deer, turtles, and so many birds.

The park is a nature preserve, so that comes with a lot of restrictions; no dogs, no bikes, no trail running. These restrictions made for a very peaceful and relaxing experience.

Also we did not have to slog through spring mud thanks to the well maintained gravel trail.

I’ll be taking the family back in a few weeks so we can check out the other path that is only open seasonly.

Must see, beautiful trail and well maintained, along with informational posts around the loop. Several raging waterfalls just add to the tranquil setting. Another hike adjoining this trail to add extra walking/hiking..Family friendly, along with parking and bathroom facilities (however, closed up when went yesterday 4/23)

Beautiful even in the rain! Easy hike and very peaceful!

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21 hours ago

We got poured on, which doesn't bother us. Trail was muddy but very manageable, but it is very narrow and steep drop offs in some places so be mindful when it's wet. I was surprised by the amount of people we saw. The last part of the road going in was pretty pot-holed so all the traffic was a bit of a shock. It's a spectacular hike though and the waterfall is huge. So loud sometimes you don't realize it until you get a bit away.

Super short trail right from the roadside. Took us a minute to find the trail from the parking lot, but amazingly enough there were some obvious indicators, like waterfall spray painted on the road... We were looking up not down, saw that on the way up. The falls were amazing. We got a short sunny break, which made for a great photo op.

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21 hours ago

Very unique. I have a very healthy fear of heights... mainly vertigo, but I managed. The views are spectacular.

The trail was a little bit muddy in spots. but a good first half of the season with a 5 year old.

Good exercise hike. Enough steepness to give you a workout and some semi-old growth trees to salute along the way. Of course you will take water.

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22 hours ago

First time hiking a real mountain and I’m officially hooked. Went on 4/22/18 and lucked out with a very clear day. Views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Rainier. Summiting was an awesome experience!!!

Need a permit to hike

Best trail around.

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22 hours ago

Jump in the water

Beautiful from start to finish... trail were free of snow to Green Lake..
great hike for all ages with lots of river views,,

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22 hours ago

Beautfiul Views

Awesome trail .....

It was a fun adventure. I love taking photos off trail, looking for unique points of interest. I got a lot of great little photos on here. https://instagram.com/p/Bh-am7Fnd6z/

One of my favorite places to go and relax

Closed to public

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1 day ago

Great hike. We did this hike 14Apr. It was non-stop rain but the beauty made up for it. We decided to turn around at Middle falls because we were pretty soaked but the views were amazing. The trails were well marked and well maintained. Weather kept us from TRULY enjoying the views but we plan on going back. Only downside for us, most of the hikers on the trail seemed to be the LEAST friendly we've encountered on any of our hikes but that's not the mountains fault. Highly recommended

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1 day ago

This was my first time here and I did the trail clockwise, starting at the southern entrance near the signage, and wish I had gone the other way! I still had a lovely time but felt my views would have been better going counter clockwise.

Either way - lovely hike, excellent views and well maintained trail. A little muddy in spots and some bigger branches but all easy to get around.

I started at 6AM and it was very windy in some of the more exposed spots of the trail. Was the only car in the lot when I began and there were four others by the time I finished around 730.

Really good loop. Photo ops for days, from flowers to forest to mountains ( St Helens and Hood)

great hike, gorgeous views.

Road is open (to Diablo lake at least)! Walked the trail today in the sunshine and it was magnificent. Hiked from the shared trailhead with the North Cascades Institute and turned around at the overlook to Ross Dam. There were about 3 small creeks that you had to hop some rocks over but they were very easy.

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1 day ago

Moderately easy hike with gradual elevation gain, great views of crater/blast-zone, in an other-worldly setting. the lack of trees and piles of rock and ash resemble the surface of the moon. very cool for a day hike. trail is in great condition.

The main trailhead is washed out so to get up to the peak, you must park at the main parking lot and use the little path next to the trailhead. It'll bring you out to the main road.. take a left and walk to the bridge. On the right side, you'll see a little trail.. this will bring you up to the main trail and bypass all of the debris. It was a leg burner but was BEAUTIFUL and WARM out. Lots of little mosquitos so I would suggest bug spray. We ate lunch at the balcony and hiked on back and played in the river under the bridge. Would absolutely suggest this hike, especially on a sunny day,

Trail was well maintained and absolutely gorgeous. I’m new to hiking, and really out of shape but with breaks on the hills i managed to middle falls and back. Couple muddy spots but no issue getting through/around them. Absolutely worth the hard work to get there!

Good trail, very well marked and well kept. My wife and I did the extra mile going to the viewpoint, but I’m not sure if it’s all that worth it. It’s worth a go and a great few hours out, but not sure if we’d do it again

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