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

17 hours ago

Arrived at the TH around 8:30am with a decent amount of cars in the lot- but still available parking. Start the trail going clockwork se from the picnic area, that way you are facing Rainier during the hike, and not with your back against it. Gorgeous views throughout the trail- very scenic with lots of wildflowers. Trail was moderately trafficked. Stopped to have lunch overlooking Dewey Lake. We didn’t go down to the lake but will definitely check out next time. The bugs are terrible this year so I would recommend bug spray!!

17 hours ago

This is a fun family hiking trail with just a couple of short hills. There are a couple of view points on an otherwise wooded trail. Great for just a walk in the woods. The trail was in great shape with just a bit of brush encroaching in a few places. Bugs weren’t bad hiking mid morning.

Amazing views. Still some snow but melting fast making a few parts of the trail muddy and slippery, so plant your feet well before taking the next step. Saw a deer grazing. A few places with some steep elevation but doable (I have bad knees)

4 days ago

This has been around for a while...I’m 71... decent difficulty... good work out. If you did this daily you would be well tuned for similar hikes with some climb to them. Good exercise...Worth your time.

Really calm and relaxing to watch the sunrise up there

great hike!

so beautiful! brutal uphill but great downhill.

Hiked this trail on Saturday the 14th of July, 2018.
It was just as expected with a few areas of snow on the trail to traverse vs two weeks prior with over 3 feet of snow. “Cancelled that hike as I wasn’t prepared.”
Flowers were just coming into bloom, bugs were happy to see and bite us! The views are always breathtaking for such an easy hike for young to old.

this is a great trail, rain or shine its fast makes you sweat ..

Fun hike, we hiked up to Summit...Gorgeous day!! Dogs loved the trails and we loved the views. Will be back to explore other routes to the top. Not much snow left.. but enough for pups to cool off. Perfect lunch spot at Henskin lake..and pretty much had the lake to ourselves. we do recommend good hiking shoes, gravel is slippery in some spots and a couple creeks to get thru. View at top is worth it! Bonus was the ice cream treat

Last year we hiked that trail, great loop and we ate lunch on the way back. I would do it again, definitely.

Took this short hike with family, including 2 4-yr olds. Went to the falls and back taking the right path. Easy hike with mostly shade. Very little water from the falls but still worth the trip. I want to go back in early spring when there is a lot of runoff. The falls should be amazing then.

Great well maintained trail! Beautiful area as well.

Nice forest hike, but falls were a little disappointing for the kids. Recommend taking the right leg of the loop up and down if you have kiddos or aren’t feeling spry, because the left leg has a bunch of rock scrambles that invite injuries with a slip, trip, or misstep.

Nice set of trails with great foliage and trees. Some parts are HARD, but most of it is MODERATE. None of the trails are marked which can be unnerving, but you just keep going up and if you run into someone, they can show you how to make it to the top where the two benches are. There are trails you can use to avoid the gravel road and you are not likely to get lost.

6/30/18 There are still several feet of snow, all the way to the parking lot. Trail is buried and lakes are still frozen. You can't get very far without crampons.

trail running
21 days ago

Mostly a gravel road with no real view at the top. Didn’t make me feel like I was somewhere unique. Gave it a 2 instead of a 1 because at least it had a bathroom that was well taken care of. I am also not sure why it is rated as a hard hike. It’s only 1.5 miles up and approx 1,200ft elevation gain. The top 200-300 ft is steep but is a very short section in the grand scheme of things. Lots of dog poop and lots of dogs off leashes which there is a sign that specifically says dogs are to be on leash.

LOVE this trail! It's a tough one but so worth it!!

28 days ago

Was trying to get to noble knob, but ended up here due a closed road. Wasn't sure how long the hike was and it was a hot day, so only made it about half way. A lot of long switchbacks up a steady incline. Most of the hike is through a fire torched forest. Kind of cool to see, but a lot of downed trees to cross and loose footing. Not many views, but I'm sure if I would've kept going to the top there may have been some.

Come for the workout, not the views. The trail is well marked and maintained. there is a portapotty that was maintained when I was there. Scenery is nice but there weren't really any mountain views today. If you bring kids, be sure they have good shoes and can hold their footing on the way down. I'll do it again though.

30 days ago

Great hike that has trees/forest, waterfalls, and rocks...the trifecta! We chose to turn back at the falls instead of completely the loop because the trail beyond the falls began looking questionable.

1 month ago

Great trail for wildflowers when they are in bloom!

Trail is snowed out about 1.75 miles in. enough to be unable to tell where it is at all, there's a couple feet of snow. The views we DID see were great and the scenery was beautiful, but didn't make it even half way.
Will change my review when I'm able to complete it, this is here as a notice of the trail conditions.

Lots of snow on the trail, no chance to keep on the trail when in the trees. GPS needed. Great hike.

when 5 and six year old children in flip flops can pass me....its not too tough.

1 month ago

Great hike to kill some time. Deer will walk along beside you. Not many view points along the way up.

I very much enjoyed this hike. It is easy and the drive out to it on 410 is amazing. In the valley bugs are a bit of an issue, but as soon as you move up hill at all they are gone. The waterfall is amazing and if you want to fill up your water it is easy to do here. This is kid friendly and easy access for folks that might be newer to hiking. As a reminder to dog owners, please keep those pups on a leash.

This was a decent hike to do with three young kids. As you head away from the Interpretive Center on the West loop, you’ll encounter signs indicating the trail is closed due to hazardous conditions. Not to be deterred, we ignored those. Seems like the warnings were due to some muddy conditions. The bummer was that when we got to the far end at Meadows Gate, we had two choices, turn around and retrace what we came through or walk back along 410. There was no finding the North Trail. It was entirely overgrown. I wish there had been signs about that at the center, we never would have ventured so far. A beautiful area but we’ll stick to the small trails next time.

Beautiful hike. The path can be a bit narrow/steep in places, so I wouldn't bring young children. You do need a Northwest Forest Pass to park. When you reach the falls you have two choices: you can either turn back and go the way you came, or you can proceed across the water and continue on in the loop. Turning back is definitely an easier route (mostly downhill). Continuing on is much rougher terrain, you will be scaling rocks that are sometimes unsteady. However the route is beautiful and there are some awesome views along the way.

Moderately hard lol

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