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

So pretty, easy walk! Dog friendly and it wasn’t that crowded.

Nice trail! Plenty of water, lake, creeks & flowing stream with several waterfalls! The trail could be better marked, but even getting off it was through pleasant surroundings! The app was the only way we knew we were going the right way! Thanks All Trails!,

3 days ago

Did this hike on March 10 - super clear day and great hike. The hike is ~50% packed snow, so I’d recommend micro spikes but definitely doable without. Great view on a clear day.

4 days ago

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike. Mix of dirt, water, slush and snow. Threw on the spikes about a quarter miles from the lake just to get there faster. Lots of people and a tight trail when you have to pull off to let people pass, you’ll go down a snow hole.

03/11/18 - Beautiful as always. Lots of snow for a majority of the hike, a mix between slush at the bottom and packed at the top. Poles were helpful and I did not have trouble without microspikes, although there would definitely be benefits to having them.

Bring sunglasses!

Hiked up the ledge and to east point yesterday, spikes would have been helpful however I did it without. You can get by without just a little slippery towards the end. Great views and met some cool people along the way.

Had such a nice time. Pretty flat trail. A few spots made me nervous with young kids but we just picked them up. Such a cool place! We’ll definitely be back. Ohh and there’s a playground for after!

I listened to the reviews and bought some micro spikes for my first time... I encourage everyone to do the same - you won't regret it!!

It was a gorgeous day to be up there. From Snowqualmie it’s about 10-11 miles round trip but it’s not too bad and the elevation gain is mostly gradual. Poles are extremely help and for the best view bring snowshoes because about a mile past the Grand viewpoint is a clear cut that you can explore, it has a view of Rainier as well.

Great trail be prepared for a hike. Uphill. The scenery is amazing when u get to the top!

Nice flat trail, great place to bring kids and dogs. Not much traffic on a beautiful sunny day!

Beautiful day!!!

5 days ago

Amazing Sunday to hike, arrived at 945am and there were already 7 rows of cars parked. When they say this one is popular, they totally mean it. When I left around 330pm I saw there were cars parked even outside on the road. The first half of the trail is normal train but it’s a climb, you start going up right away. The second half I would highly recommend micro spikes. Those without looked nervous and had to go at beyond a snails pace and it didn’t look like they were having fun. The view at the top was totally worth the climb. 100% worth it. I didn’t tackle haystack but there was a ton of snow at the top and I was hiking solo. Will try again in the summer when the snow is clear but I head out way earlier in the morning.

Fun hike, go early to avoid massive crowding at the top..

6 days ago

This park is easy peasy. A great place for families, strollers and older people. There are very few outside trails away from the paved paths. With a playground, baseball fields and picnic areas. The lake seems to produce a lot of fishermen fishing from the shores. It’s a great place if wanting to run or jog on smooth pavement with no inclines. I came on a sunny Saturday and there was very limited parking and the park was packed. A great place for dog walkers, which is why we came. Overall it is very nice.

Well paved, pretty scenery, great family walk

6 days ago

We took our 15 month old in his carrier and he did really well. We went about halfway down (up?) the trail and on the stairs. I counted about 163 steps. Beautiful views of the lake!

amazing views, snow is still present at the top of the trail. I hiked it with plain boots and no spikes or poles we're needed.

Good hike, good view. Loved the snow and elevation.

A great hike today. Due to the snow fall the past two weeks, the last half of the trail still has snow on it ... so bring your trekking poles. :)

Awesome trail! Still very icy at the top, lots of opportunities to slip and fall, so be careful and bring poles and microspikes! View at the ledge is absolutely stunning, makes the trek up well worth it.

Love this trail but as the weather is improving so is the traffic. It's easy enough my 6 year old can do it with ease yet we still feel like we're getting a workout while enjoying a nicely maintained path. The restrooms are also nicely maintained. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a basic trail.

11 days ago

Beautiful hike with the snow! Still doable with hiking boots, but would recommend having something else, especially for going back down.

12 days ago

I can see how this trail could be really rewarding. Today the first couple miles had no snow but toward the lake it was snowy. There were several people stuck slipping and sliding but we marched right through with micro-spikes (highly recommended). The day was overcast and off and on rain. The Lake was mostly frozen. Fairly easy hike with mild elevation gain. Great trail!

Great family Park and trail. It is stroller friendly with great play area. Trail is great for dog walking. The lake provides fishing opportunities as well.

the trail is VERY icy right now. lot of people slipping and falling- be prepared and careful!!

13 days ago

Great trail overall...bring spikes and don’t be afraid to slide around a little..

13 days ago

great hike, not too tough. beautiful views at the top. if you're going this time of year. bring microspikes, you'll be glad you did!

13 days ago

This trail offers a picturesque view of the bay and downtown Seattle. But the constant traffic noise is somewhat irritating.

13 days ago

Weather was amazing which allowed for a spectacular view. Trail traffic was heavy. Many hikers turned around due to lack of micro spikes. You will need them for most of the trail.

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