Beautiful trail! Lots of ground squirrels and birds, didn’t see much wildlife other than that. They were doing some work on the lookout, so we didn’t go up to the actual building, but the nearby views were spectacular!! I would say that it’s a bit more than 4.5 miles - our tracker showed closer to 6.

hiking
18 hours ago

Great 360 view

wonderful paved family friendly trail. beware of speeding bikes

on Mica Peak

1 day ago

Decent hike probably would be better on a mountain bike to be honest. the trail system criss crosses so take note before hand which route you desire. trails are quite wide as well for the most part. I did see a bear near the upper trails of saltese creek. This was Tuesday 6/23. Pretty small but didn't see the mom. let it pass the trail waited ten and went on my way.

Easy, pretty hike, with nice views at the top. If you stay at Colonial creek campground, it starts right there. Lots of people on this trail.

Waded through the river since the bridge was out. Cold water and slippery rocks but it wasn’t bad and was well worth it! Would suggest bringing some water shoes or something instead of trying barefoot. Was easy with shoes on. A little awkward getting back onto the trail but we just shimmy-ed across a couple trees on the right.

Why does this say it's near Packwood? It's near Sunrise. Not Packwood.

Hiked halfway up yesterday. I chose to hike the road rather than trail find, but want to review here for those looking for conditions. Between the first and second locked gates is plowed and dry. Past the second gate there is lots of snow. I was waking on 6-10 feet of snow on top of the road. I had microspikes, snowshoes would have been easier. The top layer of the snow was soft wet so it made for a slippery, difficult slog. I unfortunately ran out of time to make it up to the top. I was really surprised how many people were in the parking lot just hanging out, but since you have to be willing to snow hike to really go anywhere, it was plenty dispersed.

this was definitely moderate. I enjoyed the challenge. good day hike. would have loved if there was mile marker placed throughout hike though. just to gauge how far we were in. bring lots of water and make sure you are ready for a hike.

Got to the trail head at noon on a Monday and the lot was almost full. Passed a few groups coming back from camping. Trail is in excellent shape and the lake is gorgeous!

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bugs
snow
4 days ago

This is an amazing hike, it was more like 11 miles to the top according to the gps tracking through AllTrails. There are a few places where the road is washed out which made the trail that much more of an adventure. There is still some snow at the top. Was fogged in at the top, so I will be doing this one again in the hopes of seeing the view. Bug spray is a good idea, as well as micro spikes.

Great trail to use to get some miles in! So—from an overweight out of shape guy, yup this trail is still easy. Some great views of the river, a gorgeous waterfall peeking through the trees and the forest is so peaceful!! There are a few hills so make sure to give yourself a few minutes to breath and get your heart rate back down when you get to the top :) We spent about 4.5 hours including a quick lunch and a few breaks.

hiking
4 days ago

Incredible views

road biking
4 days ago

We were looking for a place to ride our hybrid bikes, without having to worry about street traffic. We parked at the Devine Trailhead and road west toward Vancouver Lake. The first few miles were not very picturesque, with hight tension power lines and a few homeless camps. Once we crossed under 500 (quickly) and over St. Johns Blvd, the rest of the ride was nice. The disc golf course was a fun surprise. I was a little disappoined when we got to the end and couldnt see the actual lake. I'm sure we could have explored around using google maps, but decided to turn around and head back

This is a good short hike. Right now the road is pretty bumpy about two miles in. The hike took me about 40 minutes to get to the top from the trail head. The trail is a bit muddy once you get to the top and there is also a bit of snow but it’s not bad at all. Also not too many people there.

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rocky
4 days ago

Fun hike! We clocked 3.9 miles, not 3.3, but still fun. On the easy side of moderate, pretty green nature hike with a great view of the mountains and then at the top the lake! went with our teenagers and they had no problem, also saw small kids up there. we got there just after 3 and it was busy with people coming down, so we had the top to ourselves and saw few on our way down at about 730. only one tree down over the trail which is easy to get past, a tiny bit muddy and lots of rocks. watch your ankles with this one!

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muddy
scramble
snow
4 days ago

Overall good trail condition with no danger. Lotsa patches of rock scree and tree root/rock stairs. Mud patches last half mile with snow patches. Socked in with fog at summit so no views. About a dozen other people on the trail, only one who put on a mask when passing. 4WD with clearance recommended for road, good tread waterproof hiking boots recommended.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful trail and lake. It’s a lot of switchbacks almost all the way there. Parking at the trailhead is crowded and they check for Forest Passes. Lots of camping options at the lake and a tree log to jump off on the far side.

on Lower Lena Lake Trail

hiking
5 days ago

Pretty and busy.

This was a very fun easy trail for my family. My 4 and 7 year old really enjoyed. Carried my 1 year old in a hiking carrier. Beautiful pond. Will definitely come again next summer. Just FYI the road to the parking lot has tons of potholes. Also the some parts of the wood on the bridges are broken but can be easily step over.

The Trussell is paved and cement. Alongside the trail in some areas water flows. Sometimes it has water lilies in it. Lots of bird sounds. This trail or this part of the trail is close to I 90 and it’s noisy

Why did Knouff for two bikers side-by-side, it can be be windy!!

hiking
great!
5 days ago

Easy beautiful hike

on Lower Lena Lake Trail

hiking
6 days ago

Nice hike with moderate incline. The first 1/3 has the most incline and lots of switchbacks. You’ll cross a couple of bridges and the trail eventually flattens out for the 2nd 1/3 part. Once you get to the lake, you hike parallel to it with little views. Check out the lake front near the camping sites; ideal spots for a break. 95% of the people didn’t wear facial coverings which is awesome on a busy day and a small trail.....

Great hike! You could use a bob stroller on the easy trails.

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fee
6 days ago

Tons of potholes on the way in, so make sure you have a car that can make it (our 2018 Tiguan did fantastic)! Beautiful walk, definitely not a hike. Few parts of the bridges have holes but nothing you can’t step over. Forest Rangers we’re out making sure everyone paid their $5 fee or had a NW Forest Pass.

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