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

We love this hike! Perfect for dogs and family, have done it multiple times as a multi night camping trip going back as far as we can. Only 4 stars due to overly populated.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Spectacular views of the Enchantments much more appropriate for hike than bike. Saw no humans coming or going.

This was a fun little hike. We hiked early on Saturday and didn’t encounter anyone until coming down. We lost the trail often due to snow and ended up following footprints. We didn’t make it all the way to the lake due to us not having spikes and proper equipment. Overall, I think this would be a manageable and fun hike when the snow melts off a little more.

A little hot and buggy, nice wild flowers. I’d do this trail again but probably earlier in the spring next time.

Hiked this trail last week, beautiful day, abundant wildflowers, 11 miles round trip, pretty easy hike.
Not much traffic on a Monday.

It was a stunning day up Ingall's creek. We hiked to Falls Creek the trail was in good shape the whole way. We did encounter a few blow downs but they were easy to go over. The wildflowers are starting to bloom, in a few weeks it will be gorgeous. We were lucky in the fact that we did not see any rattlesnakes!! I did not notice any bugs. Snow was not a factor for the hike as far as we went. We did see a lot of other hikers out enjoying the day as well. Just wonderful!!

I almost reached the lake on this hike back at the end of May/beginning of June, but we hit heavy snow and stayed at the last campground that wasn't completely under. We hadn't prepared for deep snow so where we camped on the slop worked great for us in the end. Our group left Memorial Day to start the hike, so by the time we were up and starting that evening there was no one else, everyone had gone home. We only encountered three other groups during our 4 days here; one was an older couple heading home from doing the first 5 miles as a day hike, the second was a group coming in to camp at the 5 mile mark, and the last were a few people looking to go beyond the 5 mile mark.
This trail is a gentle climb continually upward towards the lake and isn't too strenuous, just be prepared to put in several miles. There are camp grounds along the way with a rather large on 5 miles in, but after that you won't find any for some ways. We had slight overcast some of the days we were out but no rain. The snow melt off had flooded the river and it was raging pretty hard, the area where horses normally cross the river was completely unsafe during this time of year because of the high water level. We didn't have problems with bugs really, and you could see the mountains to the right towering above so it was VERY beautiful. Wild flowers, especially wild Lupin, were blooming everywhere. It was picturesque. I wish we could have made it to the lake. We covered 24 miles in all and I would do it again gladly

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pretty easy hike, a few steep places but nothing overly strenuous. I'm guessing this trail is rated moderate for how long it is. We brought our dog with us and ended up doing 7 miles roundtrip. Plenty of spots to stop along the creek. Our pup enjoyed a few swims and we enjoyed a nice lunch in the shade. The trail had the perfect mix of sun and shade. Next time we'll aim to go further!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

My wife and friends and I hiked Tronsen Meadow Trail and Tronsen Ridge Trail near Blewett Pass. We drove a 1.5 mile long bumpy dirt road (FR 7240) to Tronsen Meadow Trailhead. We are the only car at the trailhead. The weather was sunny and warm. We saw Tweedy's lewisia and other wildflowers. Mountain views were also great.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We hiked the trail as far as the refrigerator rocks about 2.5 miles up and then 2.5 miles back. Beautiful spring blooms and the rushing water is so exhilarating. A popular hike, meeting up with hikers coming from overnighters headed to the lake to day hikers like ourselves. Very pleasant and beautiful.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I only did half the trail because my dog looked whooped already and I didn't want him to heatstroke. The trail is very exposed and despite stopping at the shady spots and watering him up, this trail was a bit too much for my Pyrenees mix. The smaller sportier dog did fine and I had sunscreen and a hat on. But beware the sun is brutal out there. I had put on bug spray too but either it worked or I just didn't see that many insects. Lots of views although everything is quite distant, and wildflowers like crazy! I was so excited by all the wildflowers, can't even tell you. I entered from the south trailhead which is the downhill route meaning uphill on the way out. I also saved the spur trail to the high point of the trail for the way out, this was a mistake. It's a real leg burner coming from the other side but would have been a gentle grade from the other direction. Motorized vehicles can also use this trail but the dirt bikers we encountered were nice, stopped and commented they didn't know if the big dog was a polar bear or a mountain goat at first. Forest roads to the south trailhead were in good condition, if I were in a low clearance vehicle I would have been a little tense toward the end but I saw a standard sedan at the trailhead so... either way I was happy to have a truck. North trailhead seems questionable right now, definitely need clearance but with the big old boulder in the middle of the road, I didn't think my enormous crew cab long bed truck was a good idea either. Such a nice hike though!

Monday, June 05, 2017

We hiked from the Ingall's Creek trailhead to the junction with the Fall's Creek trail, camped near the junction, and returned the next day. We enjoyed perfect weather: sunny and 70-ish during the day, and I'm guessing the overnight lows neared 40ish. The trail is in good condition with a few downed trees, a couple of small washouts, lots of little streams to cross, and what's left of an avalanche before you hit Fall's Creek. The bright hillsides are bursting with lupine, balsamroot, paintbrush and snowbrush! If you look closely, you'll also see lots of trilliam, some monarda and a few tiny fairy slipper orchids.

Ingall's Creek is really rushing river at this time of year, and it is impossible to cross at Fall's Creek. The roar of the water is a constant companion on the trail. So much water makes for ample opportunities to refill your water bottles-- just remember to filter first!

There are many really lovely campsites along the trail, some with little private swimming pools in the creek (too cold now, but maybe welcome in August?), most with small fire rings. Several are secluded for those wishing a little solitude, and the noise of the creek pretty well guarantees you won't hear the other hikers out on the trail.

A note about dogs-- this trail seems to allow dogs off leash, or at least the trailhead bulletin board doesn't expressly require leashes. All of the dogs we met were friendly, but take note if your pup doens't wish to be approached.

This was a welcome spring hike after lots of dark, mossy, drippy forests on the peninsula this fall. I'd recommend long pants to protect your legs from the wildflowers and shrubs enthusiastically growing over the trail, and boots for the rattlesnakes other hikers have reported. We saw only one tiny little guy slither across the trail, and he was moving too quickly to identify.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

It was beautiful. I will definitely go back.

trail running
Saturday, September 10, 2016

♡♡♡ this trail! Thankfully no rattlers although the trail report was full of spottings! I've said it before, I ♡ trails by the rivers, SO nice for my dog and me! I take a full dip if it's super hot, which here there are PLENTY of beautiful, deep, clean and cold spots along the way to fully submerge yourself! Today I forgot my water bottle so stopped every so often to use my hands and drink from the river, I also took my shirt off and soaked it to put back on while running, great way to keep cool. The trails has a few different terrains, some parts there is no way I could run through! Started to late so did not finish, also spent too much time playin in the river ha ha! Can not wait to come back and finish it next time. Today was about an 82° late summer day, want to come back in mid november. :) Happy Trails

Monday, August 01, 2016

Had a great hike up to spring run off boulder field, five miles up the trail. Took my dog, and she did most of her drinking from creek, but I did have to give her some water in a bowl. Ran into rattle snake on the trail. We did a total of 10 miles.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

13 miles out and back starting at the trailhead near Hwy 97. Warm day, beautiful scenery. Lots of flowers. A couple steep places but not too bad. 3100 ft of elevation gain according to Endomondo. Nice trip along the creek (mostly). Some views of snowy peaks.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Decent day hiking trail. Hard to find the trail head. We ended up parking too far south and walked on the highway for a bit. Decent late season day hiking.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Make sure you have a jeep or a off road vehicle to reach the trailhead.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Great trail for pets! V

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Did this hike yesterday and it was pleasant though the trail is little more than a game track a lot of the way but I enjoyed not running across anyone. It's rather steep the whole 2.6 miles in but plenty of vistas to look at before getting all the way to the ridge. Ground is still pretty solid and frosty with a bit of mud and snow to cross. The main issue is the road coming in. You'll need something like a jeep or pickup that has 4WD to get to the trailhead easier. I'm not sure a car would even make it.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

We've hiked this many times, both with kids/dogs and not. I agree with Mitch, depending on the winter, you can get in much earlier than August. In fact I don't like it so much past July. Rattlesnakes are much more abundant July and later as they are seeking the cool tree roots and creek. One of my dogs got nailed and survived but it was not pleasant at all. Hearing a rattlesnake at shoulder height was quite unnerving. Highly recommend this hike during the cool month of May/June for the flowers. I haven't made it past 6 miles - beach and horse camp area.

Monday, February 17, 2014

very fun and beautiful sites!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I think the overview is a little misleading when it says Aug - Sept. I hiked this trail at the end of May when all the mountain roads/trails were still covered in snow. I started from the west end at the trail head just off hwy 97. Lots of wildflowers providing lots of color. I followed the trail 5 or 6 miles and relaxed on a nice rocky "beach" next to the creek before turning around. It was fairly flat most of the way and suitable for all ages. I definitely enjoyed this early season hike and the chance to get in some exercise away from the more crowded trails on the west side of the Cascades.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

OK. 3rd attempt at this review, so this will be short. Great hike, beautiful scenery as you follow the creek. We went a total of 11.75 miles up and back. It was hot (95 deg) but there is a good amount of shade. Another bonus is at about 2.6 miles from the trailhead: "the Refrigerator"--a boulder field that spews out cool air currents from gaps in the boulders. Access to the creek can be difficult--too bad for our dog that needed some cooling off. Lots of butterflies and other bugs but no mosquitoes

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Very cool trail on mt. Bike or dirt bike.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

great trail for spring/summer

Friday, December 09, 2011

We didn't hike the whole trail. Maybe about 2 miles in....was beautiful

mountain biking
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Climb is a little stiff. Nice views. Very Fast singletrack. Best riding in Washington in my opinion. Not very many places to camp in Cashmere though, ended up camping on a spur road a mile from the trailhead. Make sure to bring lots of water, it's Hot!!! Went early September total time was about 5 hours, riding hard.

Friday, July 08, 2011

The directions are off btw. Just drive up mission ridge rd till u get to the base of the resort. I prefer to follow the LK Marion trail first. When u get a little ways up one trail will continue to go up to LK marion , but instead follow the trail/rd across the creek. Continue following this trail until u arrive at the midway lodge. Then u can either follow the road up or one of the ski runs. From the top of mission ridge u have a great view of MT Rainer and MT Stuart. This hike has an elevation gain of over 2000'.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

very dry, nice hike though, ingalls creek is high from snow melt, refreshing

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