hiking
blowdown
muddy
over grown
1 day ago

Hiked 5/28. Got to the trail head at about 8am and there were already a handful of cars there. Didn’t see a soul until I was almost to the lake. Muddy and wet spots - highly recommend waterproof shoes. A few trees down but easily scaled. Lots more foot traffic on the way down, the parking lot was packed by the time I got back to my car around 1pm. I always enjoy this hike, the river is flowing well and the views are great. I’ll be back for sure!

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
closed
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
1 day ago

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Pot holes the last 4 miles into the trailhead. A low clearance vehicle can make it no problem. Arrived at 9am Tuesday 5/26 and was the 2nd car there. Made it back at 2pm and there were 15 cars. Bathroom was open. Trail is very muddy and wet. About .25 miles in there is a sign for lower or upper Elliot trail. Take the lower to walk alongside a beautiful creek. No snow anywhere on the trail. The lake is gorgeous!

on Goat Lake Trail

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
4 days ago

Great trail. Washed out in a couple places. Saw lots of old bear crap on the trail and by the lake. Please review how to properly handle food in the woods. The road leading to the trailhead has a couple deep water filled holes. Other than that it’s open and beautiful. Lots of snow on the peaks!

Two or so miles of switchbacks through the woods turns to two or so miles mashed potatoes snow in the higher alpine. One section of snow is a little brutally steep but nothing you can’t handle. Beautiful panoramic summit. STAY OFF THE CORNICES! You will die. Would recommend gaiters and microspikes, but you’ll make it just fine without them. Don’t forget eye protection and sunscreen! Have fun!

last mile, mile & a half, snow at a 45 degree angle but so worth the hike! it was cloudy & we didn't see a view but it was still awesome. definitely cramp ons of some sort for the snow & gators. 4 stars only because it was cloudy & i didn't see a view but everyone says it's worth going in the summer.

hiking
6 days ago

lots of ice still after crossing the river, went all the way to the mine site minimal flagging to follow , phone died on the way back add 2-3 miles for better estimate

Light traffic, great easy hike!

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

05/19/2020 trail was fairly easy up to 3' o-clock rock. There is some snow at 3'o-clock but easy to skirt. Lots of bugs. There is also some shrubbery flowering.

walking
rocky
14 days ago

So-so hike. We went here because Lake 22 was overcrowded. Not too many people here. No parking lot or bathroom, just parked on the side of the road. The sign for the trailhead is easy to miss, tucked behind a guard rail. We got to a point where we couldn’t go further and I wouldn’t say there were any spectacular views but we were happy to just not be around a lot of people and enjoy the nature.

hiking
muddy
15 days ago

A very relaxing hike/stroll next to a beautiful river. Almost the entire thing is flat, while narrow in a few parts. We even saw an adorable snake. Very green and lush, and excellent quick getaway.

hiking
18 days ago

Very nice walk in the woods. Mostly flat. Lush and beautiful with some cool spots to stop by the river.

hiking
18 days ago

Really long, straight trail with no elevation. Bummer to some but perfect for someone who is a beginner at bigger miles or for running! On the way back I took a right at the first cross roads and found a sweet river not far off with a gravel beach. Only saw one other couple on trail on a Monday

over grown
washed out
21 days ago

The gate is closed before the river. Road walk is 2.8 miles from the gate to the actual trail. 1.5 miles onto actual trail is a huge washout (100+ feet across), looks fresh from this winter. Could not see where the trail connected, and it looked extremely treacherous to cross, so we turned back and enjoyed the one vantage point.

hiking
over grown
scramble
snow
1 month ago

The snow starts about 2 miles up, and the trail is really hard to find after that. Snowshoes work significantly better than boots.

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