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

hiking
3 days ago

More of a moderate trail- not very well maintained near the end. Still beautiful.

In this time the season we couldn’t get to far due to the ice over creeks. Come very very prepared for ice. Overall a great hike, just wish we could do it all. Come early and don’t start too late.

10.21.18
Very busy until the fork where we took the climbers route.

hiking
24 days ago

nice little hike. ropes all over the place to get down closer to the water. getting back up was trouble for some in our party.

Hiked Heliotrope today, October 7, 2018. It was absolutely beautiful, even with the little bit of rain that was falling throughout the day the streams are totally passible without getting wet if you start early enough. The glaciers were still viewable with mild fog in the distance, no view of Baker. A little muddy on the trail due to the rain, but other than that it was absolutely stunning. I highly recommend getting this one in before the weather completely changes over!

For a short trail it was marvelous! So beautiful on this September day!

Would have been a great hike on a clear day. But we got a late start on a very rainy day so by time we got to final water crossing the water was far too high to do knowing we would come back when it would be higher.

I've recently done this hike to these beautiful waterfalls both from the upper trail, and from the lower trail walking up the creek bed. Both ways are easy, with more climbing over rocks and downed logs if approaching from the lower section. The trail between the 2nd and 3rd Falls is very steep but has a rope is zig-zagging across the trail to hang onto. I did not see the rope to repel down to the second falls, because I did not risk getting close enough to the edge that it was visible. The waterfalls are definitely worth the short hike. people were swimming in the water both in August and September.

hiking
2 months ago

4 start just because no sign for this trail the JBS help us to found it

hiking
2 months ago

Did the Heliotrope Ridge trail hike. After hiking for about two mile, there will be a fork. From there, we took the climbers route as we dint wanted to cross the third water creek in the heliotrope trail ahead. The climbers route gets steeper, but we got the best views of the glacier and Mt. Baker. It is not that strenuous. It is dog friendly. There were also a lot of families with kids. We also got a glimpse of few wild flowers. And the best part was there was no annoyance of bugs.
Overall, quite an amazing hike, though its mostly uphill, its not that exhausting. Through out the hike, there were trees with different kinds of berries to keep us hydrated!!

make sure to have a good meal and bring a snack. I didn't have enough to eat that day and I almost didn't make it to the top last year. but it is a great hike. :)

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views at the end of this hike. Stick to the Climbers Route when you come to the fork. We decided to take the Glacier route. It ends up being it's own ending. We decided not to let that stop us & crossed the little river I climbed up & then back over to the ridge via the campsite. Not recommended but I feel it was worth it! There was still a bit of snow after the ridge, luckily our route took us around it so we ski'd down it rather than climbed up it.

Beautiful day no clouds or smoke! A good strenuous hike the last big creek was a challenge to cross but the views are spectacular.

Not easy! But great views. Lots of ups and downs.

Hiked this on Aug 10. I would say it's an easy hike until you hit the boss creek towards the end. Took some courage to cross. Use water shoes and hiking poles to cross or hike up to the top of the creek and then cross. Once pass the fall, 10 min later you will see the amazing glacier. Be careful of loose rocks, that's the hard part of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

I found this to be a great hike for an older newcomer to hiking. The trail is beautiful all the way. The first two-thirds is quite easy and the last third gets more hilly. I think this is a good trail for a newbie to gauge their own stamina/skill on forest trails before going off on a tougher hike you find you may not be able to enjoy. If you can make it all the way to the end and back without skipping a beat, then you are ready for bigger things If you struggle on the last third of the trail, then keep on conditioning before heading off on more strenuous trails.

hiking
3 months ago

Great experience... Black bear encounter 1/4 mi into the trail... loud rustle in the bushes above us 2 hikers... Bear looked straight at us for a second, veered away above trail...adrenaline pumping.

4th water crossing around noon time challenging... water very loud, fast, and good downward angle.

Stunning views around every corner! My sister and I hiked on a foggy day which made for some amazing photos. The mountain run off made waterfalls all along the way. Towards the top, the wildflowers were popping out everywhere! It was gorgeous! Bring water proof shoes to cross the rapid streams! Trekking poles are also helpful.

Beautiful great views of Roosevelt glacier
Be prepared to get your feet wet

This hike has it all. Ice melt Rivers to cross, glaciers to see, and unreal views of the Cascades and Mt Baker. I highly recommend this one and will be hiking it again very soon!

Great Hike Fun crossing the creeks.
Saw a few Marmots

Beautiful hike! The trail has been well-groomed. The last creek crossing, past the climbers vs glacier view junction, was doable (you do need to walk in the water with a very strong current), but we knew the water level would be higher coming back. so we opted to go up to the climbers camp. Great choice! Although it was in-your-face steep, the wildflowers, snow waterfall runoff and cool breezes were spectacular! To top it off, we had fabulous views of the glacier. Lunch at the top; you got it, minimal annoying black flies :-)

Trail is in great condition all the way up to the glacier. Road up is doable but would be slow going for cars with low clearance. Parking sucks with how popular this trail has become. Go early for sure!

Amazing!

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful.
Hiked on July 21st.
No bugs!

Really, really beautiful. I’m used to harder hikes and did this one with my mom and carrying my 3 year old on my back in her hiking pack and managed just fine. The first mile is so easy and goes fast. From there there are a few steep humps and trees down near the end that you have to climb over. The creek was a nice way to cool off and swim and the huckleberries are in and so beautiful. Will probably do this one again when looking for an easier escape into nature

July 12th, 2018: Excellent hike! The road to the trailhead was totally clear of snow and debris, though quite covered with potholes. The trail is a steady moderate climb with several stream crossings for roughly the first two miles, then breaks the tree line shortly after there is a fork for hikers and climbers. The hiking trail from here on out is more steep with lots of scree to keep things interesting. We were able to reach just below the highest point on the ridge but didn’t make the last 100 feet or so due to some residual snow. Wonderful view of the glacier, the valley below, and the surrounding mountains. Weather was perfectly warm and there was little wind, even at the top. A great hike that I’ll hopefully do again soon!

First the road is not that bad. I’m sure in spring it’s a mess. It after mid June this road is very passable for all vehicles just watch for potholes etc. The trail itself is not hard. I am an asthmatic with no right ACL and this trail didn’t pose a problem for me. What makes it hard is the immediate climb after the first bridge crossing followed by switchbacks that last until the first water crossing. There are 4 of them by the way, well at least this year so far as it was a heavy snow year. The last two are the more dangerous ones. I found that if you walk a little mower along the bank you will find a shallower manageable pool. There are a lot of vistas but wow! Is all I have to say when you get to the glacier. I was fortunate I had a blue sky day and Mt. Baker was amazing as was the glacier. This trail does split just below the fourth crossing to the right is the climbers route for the Baker summit and to the left is the overlook.

Con... this hike is rated at 5.5 miles out and back. Wrong!!! Try closer to 7 miles.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. The 1st mile is easy going with places to stop along the river. After that the trail narrows and has a number of very short but steep up&down sections. It was raining pretty good this morning and the trail was becoming very slippery on the inclines. Turned around about 2 miles in due to not wanting to slip & fall because of the muddy conditions. Plan to return on a sunny day to go all the way to the end & do some photography. Spectacular beauty along this river trail.

Gorgeous views, but very steep at times. Only recommended for the sure-footed.

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