Explore the most popular hiking 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.

on Magnet Creek Trail

2 months ago

Challenging elevation gain at the beginning, beautiful views. Very difficult to find trail head. Parking situation not great. No other hikers; took my dogs, a great choice for solitude.

Beautiful fall day and a great trail. It was easy to see why earlier reviews said there was a lot of overgrowth but because of this time of year it was really easy going. We hiked a little over 7 miles and had a wonderful day. This will be a great trail to snowshoe into.

Would’ve been a terrific sunset with some wine.... maybe next time

3 months ago

Steep up and steep down. Definitely need to watch your footing. Several extra “trail blazer” trails but easy enough to stay on the main trail. Beautiful Fall colors and plants. Fresh deer prints (it rained before we got here). Traffic and train noice didn’t bother me. It was fun and will definitely come back and do it again.

Requires Discover Pass. Of all the accessible areas around here, I was super surprised. Husband and I wanted to do a quick little hike but arrived to find that we needed the Discover. We were pretty annoyed. Guess we’ll be purchasing one.

Nice trail. Hiked in about 7.5 miles. Then made camp. Back out the next morning. Fairly steep trail, pretty overgrown in some areas. We saw one single hiker and a couple. Bumped in a couple with horses and a few mules. Lots of horse poop on trail. Camps are nice down by water, some have nice level sandy areas for tents. A few had logs to sit on as stools. Pretty buggy in the swampy shadowy areas. Yellow Jackets would not leave our food alone. Over all a good trail to hike. I would like to go all the way to the lake sometime

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.

The views are gorgeous but the trail is pretty washed out without clear markings. Got lost a couple times. There’s also a lot of sand on the ground so be sure to wear proper hiking shoes. Great place for a picnic and climbing on the rocks!

mountain biking
7 months 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!!

Very beautiful hike, the views are breathtaking and provide a an awesome view of the cascades and of the valley. There are a ton of marmots that populate the trails, and I even saw a couple bunnies run out from the bushes. There is a lot of wildlife up there, nothing threatening that I saw. It’s a short hike, but is a perfect balance of uphill and flatness. The rocks at the top are safe to crawl around on as well, they have many flat parts.

Monday, November 20, 2017

It is currently closed for the winter. We were debating walking past the closed off sign and just going up to the rocks. There is no snow and it looked like it would be an easy hike. We'll come back when it reopens, but it's a small state park.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

"Moderate"... not easy for kids and seniors.
The hike would be okay if there was a trail to follow. So many different directions to go so we ended up taking a path that turns out was not the path. With small kids in tow we ended up in some pretty steep areas. Good view but kids didn't think it was worth it. Did see a few marmots up there which were cute. Would say moderate.... yes an easy hike for adults but for kids and seniors that were with us I would say moderate not easy.

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.

Monday, April 03, 2017

So accessible and so short, I wish there was more to it. But sick views of the valley and would be awesome for climbers. I'm enough scared of heights that just sticking to the trail had my head spinning in places. A lot of erosion happening, I wouldn't want to be up there in wet conditions.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Fun easy climbing most routs bolted and clean.

Monday, September 26, 2016

nice short hike for a great view of the Icicle Valley and Cashmere area. Some steep portions but nothing to arduous.

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.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Bike it you won't be disappointed.

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.

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