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muddy
scramble
10 hours ago

Lot of potholes on the approach to the parking lot. Recommend 4WD and taller vehicles to avoid damage. Full lot but not as busy as Lake 22 appeared to be. Trail itself was a good challenge with many exposed rocks, tree roots, and creeks. Felt like an extended obstacle course in places, especially with all the rain and slick surfaces. Nonetheless enjoyed it and would recommend to more intermediate hikers, at least until it dries out. The lake was beautiful with the best views coming from the opposite side of the trail. That side has a huge boulder field which was fun to climb and allowed for even better views. Many picturesque waterfalls cascading down the cliffs and pretty greenery! Will return someday

hiking
10 hours ago

Went at 5pm on a Thursday, not too many people on the trail. Beautiful forest scenery and incredible area at the top!

hiking
12 hours ago

First off the road getting up is very rough. Big pot holes and would only recommend if you feel comfortable that you and your vehicle can make it up. Also the trail was not too busy and most everyone was wearing a mask but I’m sure on a weekend this trail is very busy. The hike up to Heather Lake is fairly rocky and rutted out. Once up to the lake we found a nice spot in the other side over looking all the waterfalls and the lake. Very pretty.

hiking
snow
15 hours ago

as of 6/26 trail is completely snow covered after the switchbacks. finding the trail is very difficult in some sections, especially when rejoining the smith brook trail from the PCT on the descent

hiking
muddy
snow
17 hours ago

Even a blind person would give this 5 stars! Kidding aside, great views of Blue Lake and the mountains surrounding it. The lake ice was melted on the sides where you could see the rocks and trees in the bottom of the lake. Saw 2 mountain goats on the way back. There are some down trees on the trail but it wasn't too bad to get around them. There's snow on the way there and at the loop near the lake. The snow in the loop was harder to navigate because of how much there was and the cover up of trail so had to use the app to find it.

Great trail and fabulous lakes. The trail is muddy but it’s all manageable.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
19 hours ago

hiking
19 hours ago

absolutely beautiful! easy hike up to a lake. lots of roots and rocks to step up but overall a well-marked and maintained trail. it’s 1.9 mi to the lake but definitely do the extra 0.6 mi around the lake, it’s so worth it!

hiking
great!
19 hours ago

This is a lovely trail with plenty of options - choose your own adventure! Don't miss the sandy beach area, maybe take a chair and some lunch to enjoy fully!

hiking
22 hours ago

A classic Puget Sound hike!

hiking
23 hours ago

Hiked 7/2/2020 saw a beaver dam and a covered bridge. Trail is muddy

hiking
muddy
23 hours ago

on Mount Si Trail

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Went on 6/29/20- Such a stunning lake, truly breathtaking! I took my dachshund with me, he made it the entire way there and back. It is rocky in places and water runs over the trail in places so make sure you wear adequate shoes. I’m pretty short and some of the steps were pretty tall for me so just keep that in mind if you’re part of the short gang. I put bug spray on before heading down the trail and had to put more on when I got to the lake. The road to the trailhead was pretty rough on my small car, I will definitely be taking a higher clearance vehicle next time, the potholes are gnarly. Overall, I would definitely go again, it was well worth it, absolutely amazing!

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

Really fun attempt, but you definitely have to know what you’re doing. The stretch on the road was a nice warm up walk to get the trailhead - which, if you don’t pay attention you may walk past. The trail itself is pretty full of fallen trees and can be difficult, but not impossible, to follow. We went on an overcast day and ended up getting rained on. So with about 1200 ft/ 1 mile to go to the lake we turned around. We were soaked from the rain for 3 hours and climbing down wet fallen trees and rocks was very perilous after already hiking 8 miles uphill. Still a fun day, ended up clocking over 15 miles still because we took a wrong turn and were wandering around an old campground on accident. Would definitely like to try again on a sunny day, and make it to the lake!

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

The hike itself seemed easy, wasn’t too difficult. The ground is very muddy, so prepare to get your shoes dirty. I went on this hike when it was a cloudy day, but the view up above was still beautiful. The water is so clear, I’ll have to come back when it get hotter to swim there.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

Large parking lot so spot availability isn’t an issue. Arrived around 10am on a Wednesday and there were already 20+ cars. Didn’t feel crowded on the trail and nearly everyone I saw had a mask or pulled over and distanced Trail itself is in good shape but very rocky with a lot of exposed roots, though this makes it easier footing when muddy/rainy. Picturesque creeks, river crossings, and views of rock-filled valleys plus an alpine lake at the top! Lots of room at the lake with a couple camp sites to the left side when you approach. More secluded and better views of the lake to the right. Overall, a solid workout at a steady pace. I’d plan for at least 3 hours of hiking plus time to spend at the lake. Sturdy shoes are a must!

hiking
1 day ago

3.5 stars. Did this hike July 4, 2018. It felt much longer than anticipated with quite a steady incline. Definitely worked for our view at the end. Stunning PNW views of lake and trees, running streams too.

hiking
1 day ago

Relentless switchbacks that payoff with great views.

Nice trail with views, can feel the ocean breeze. Variety of plants and flowers, and several kinds of birds. Easy walking except a steep rise with stairs at the midpoint. A nice afternoon stroll.

hiking
blowdown
snow
1 day ago

The trail had spots of snow close to the top. Only one blow down that took a little bit to get around. Great hike with amazing views along the way. Picked up trash that was laying on the ground at the top. Filled half a bag. Wish people would pickup after themselves.

My two dogs and I completed this in about 4 1/2 hours counting the additional/accidental 2 miles going down the wrong trails at times, be careful because the new trail interweaves with the old at times. Thoroughly enjoyed the scenery, walking along the creek and of course the fun trek up the rocks/roots, and though it wasn’t a clear day it was still serene and peaceful at the lake. It went from short sleeve weather to rainy and shoot I wish I brought gloves, so bring your layers. Looking forward to next time along with seeing lower Silver lake!

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