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

Took a trip with my daughter and her friends and it was a great place to go swim and see a beautiful waterfall! Will go again!

hiking
1 day ago

went with my 5 years old daughter and her bff. they ran the whole way down. getting up wasn't bad at all. went in early August. they ate some huckleberries along the trail. waterfall is beautiful...

hiking
3 days ago

Nice hike for the view you get. It’s short, do plan some other hikes or adventures in the area to make it worth the trip. The ride in is a bit rough, so go slow on the roads.

fast and easy so cool

Beautiful!

Definitely a long haul! Worth it. The lake was beautiful. There aren’t too many camp spots at the lake, but we were able to make it work. The last mile to the lake is uphill so be prepared for a bit of exertion before being able to relax and swim at a lake.

Great easy little hike. Took my daughter and had lunch at the falls.

Not really a hike, a quick .2-.3 miles. Can get crowded but there’s a lot of room. Falls are great.

walking
15 days ago

I think we lucked out and had the entire place to ourselves. What a gorgeous falls. The walk is short, albeit very pretty. We took our time and enjoyed the serenity. Only saw two other people coming in as we were leaving.

hiking
15 days ago

What a gorgeous hike. Huge payoff for a short distance (with a well maintained trail). We went early to beat the hottest pet of the day and felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. It was peaceful and beautiful. Thimble berries were ripe.

Hiked this with our two young kiddos, who are experienced but do need to be reminded to stay away from the edge. They thought scrambling down to the rocks was great!

Beautiful short forested hike to the falls.

Absolutely beautiful.

walking
28 days ago

Nice falls a short walk off the road. Parking is there in the form of pull off spots with no signs marking area. Constant stream of people even on a Wednesday early afternoon.

walking
1 month ago

A very short trail, and very busy. The waterfall is beautiful for such a short hike, but getting a photo without people in it. However if you are in the area it's worth the short hike in and out.

backpacking
1 month ago

June 31, 2018
Rode bikes in first 4.5 miles, stash and lock em’ up. Very steep climb on way up, map says 1.5 as the crow flies, but probably closer to 3-4 miles up with turns and whatnot. Hike is very difficult up, with downed logs and etc. Lake was thawed and beautiful, lots of brown trout. Some small patches of snow, Mt Constance looks summit-able with good weather. Saw some people attempt it but got turned around due to weather. Good luck.

really busy, even on a weekday. there were kids climbing all over the rocks and swimming, which is great if you'd like a kid putting hike, not so much of you're looking to photograph nature and enjoy some tranquility.

A few other people hiked to the level where the upper falls was and I followed suit. absolutely amazing! I stood behind the upper falls, glorious hike! I'd you're going to get off the trail you absolutely want shoes with good tread. if you want to behave yourself this is a slightly challenging but quick hike to a gorgeous Washington falls

The risk to reward for this hike is no question. For less than a mile 1-way you get to see an amazing falls!!!

Great hike with beautiful views! Great for dogs!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike and a few great little camping areas. I would say that it's one you can bring young kids and they would have a good time. Most of the hike was in the woods. Fairly flat compared to other hikes nearby. Plan on 4-5 hours to go all the way to the campground with some time to rest and take breaks.

favorite place to swim

walking
1 month ago

This was super easy, but very beautiful! My kids enjoyed climbing on the rocks and I got some great pictures.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of the prettiest falls I’ve seen up here, and is nestled deep in the woods. It is a bit of a drive on a windy dirt road to the trailhead, but totally worth it! I just wish the hike up was longer because it was so pretty.
You could even swim at the base in warm enough weather.
Try to go during early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowd, but I would recommend this to everyone!

Peaceful waterfalls that you can scramble around and relax by.

walking
2 months ago

Awesome spot to take beautiful pictures, the waterfall is so gorgeous. And it’s a very fun place to take all 4 of my kiddos too (ages 8-2)! Nice and easy hike/walk with a lot of cool bouldering for the lava monster games! ;) Haha

First hike in the Seattle area and it did not disappoint! Trail was easy to access and clearly sign posted which was great as we’re from out of town. Distance was closer to 11-12 miles according to my phone tracking and as has been described previously, the switchbacks to the top are tough, but the trail is easy to follow and the view from the top does not disappoint! It was a hard first hike but well worth it.

Both fauna and foliage came through on my first trip there! I spotted a goat climbing down a giant bolder, a stark white (except the tail) blacktail doe, happened upon a huge buck, etc. I won't spoil it all, but when considering Big Hump, be sure to bring extra batteries for your camera or a charger for your phone! I can't wait to press further on my next visit! i may even picnic at the halfway point of Big Hump

Absolutely beautiful trail. Still lots of snow at the top and the lake is still frozen. There was fog at the top too but I could tell if there wasn't there would have been beautiful views. Thankfully I read the prior reviews because I missed the turn on the way down due to snow and started heading up the mountain and realized I missed it. The creek runs along the trail the whole way to help guide you up and down.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike on 5/26/18 with the vague description from the website and thank goodness the trailhead was in my google maps before turning off the 101 because once you start going offroad, getting to Silver Lake is not marked at all (the 'Getting There" description is helpful if you ever reach a cross road you are unsure about but save it ahead of time because you probably will not have service when you want to reference it). It's pretty easy to see the trail, it's the only one there at the end. The trail was beautiful for the first 2 miles but once we crossed the river a second time we started hitting snow. Luckily we ran into two other hikers doing a loop and were pointed in the correct direction to get to Silver Lake or we would have missed the intersection between Silver Lake and Mt Townsend completely. As a note, when we went there were pink ribbons tied to the tree and that was helpful coming back down to know where to get off the trail. We walked for about a half mile on snow and then transitioned to the trail when we crossed the water again. The next section was dry until we got to the lake which was completely frozen. Luckily it was clear when we first got there but the clouds rolled in and it got foggy.
It was a great hike and I would recommend! Definitely look out for the trees with notches in them, that helped us a couple times when we weren't sure where the trail was but it would be helpful to have them in more places.

Push a bike to trailhead!Good water
entire way up.Stay to left of creek.9th
time up.Advise SLOW ascent to save Quads coming down.Lake half thawed
very little snow.

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