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rocky
1 day ago

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rocky
1 day ago

Amazing trail to start hiking again. I’ve been on this trail before but the views never cease to amaze me!

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bugs
muddy
1 day ago

Beautiful hike Bugs at the lake Muddy at places where the water flows

hiking
1 day ago

my favorite hike!

Beautiful and easy trail, good for the beginners. Nicely maintained

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muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Easy trail. Beautiful view at the top.

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rocky
2 days ago

Hiked on June 1st, 2019. The trail was clear up to about a mile out from the lookout. There were several creeks running across and even down the trail. The show at the top was about knee to hip deep in some places. There were lots of holes around big rocks making the final scramble a bit treacherous. Views from the top were amazing. We could clearly see Rainier to the South and pretty much all of Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. The hike down was pretty intense. Took about 2 hours to get to the top and about an hour and a half to get back to the parking lot.

hiking
2 days ago

The trail in actually better shape than the road with totally sucks. Today, the were lots of low clouds until we got to the lake you couldn't see much.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
3 days ago

Lol let’s try this again. Posted a review and ended up with a double review. Deleted one of them to delete both of them.

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rocky
snow
3 days ago

Did this hike on 6/19/19.. the lake at the top is still frozen and there’s still a snow at the top. Trail is rocky and very very steep even with the switch backs. The trail is also pretty overgrown at parts, so if it’s wet/rainy, you’re going to get soaked!

hiking
4 days ago

Not much of a trail going in, but always beautiful at the top. The road up to the trail head is the worst I have ever seen it, low clearance vehicles go slow and you will be just fine maneuvering over and around the potholes. The trail is wet and muddy in spots making the rocks extremely slippery. Bugs were none existent.

hiking
4 days ago

Not much of a trail going in, but always beautiful at the top. The road up to the trail head is the worst I have ever seen it, low clearance vehicles go slow and you will be just fine maneuvering over and around the potholes. The trail is wet and muddy in spots making the rocks extremely slippery. Bugs were none existent.

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rocky
4 days ago

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rocky
5 days ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone who wants a good hike! I took my 1.5 year old son in the backpack and it was great!! It was definitely challenging. It was uphill the entire time, but fairly gradual. There weren’t many sections that I felt I had to go straight up or sections that I felt safety for my son was a concern. We made it to the house at the top, but didn’t go into it because of it being a scramble... we were 50 feet from it and got to enjoy our lunch on a flatter section. I didn’t feel safe bringing my son up those rocks... maybe in 5-10 years. Beautiful views for a significant part of the upper half of the hike. We went on a partly cloudy day and it cleared on many sections. It was pretty foggy at the top, but wasn’t windy at all, It was a well marked trail in the rocky areas and overall well maintained. The only negative was the dirt/gravel road to get to the trail head had a lot of pot holes.

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bugs
muddy
off trail
rocky
5 days ago

Be prepared for 20 minutes of gravel road driving to get to trailhead. We had to turn around halfway through the trail because we saw bear cubs. Plenty of photo opportunities along the road to trailhead.

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5 days ago

bugs
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

The road to the parking lot is full of big holes. But the hike it self is absolutely stunning. Did it with my dog and had a great time.

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blowdown
bridge out
washed out
6 days ago

This was a nice long hike to start the season. The trail meanders through the woods down to the river at about .8 miles. There you have to cross the river over a big log that requires some balance and athleticism. The old town of Monte Cristo is really cool, with lots of history to take in. A must hike! I could have stayed in the old town for hours exploring but we had to turn back at the time it was after only 30 minutes of exploring. Will do again soon

Beautiful trail. Fairly isolated and uncrowded. Arrived at the trailhead at 4 pm and there were 4 cars in the lot. Took about 1hr45ish- 2hrs up to the lakes and then we explored and went a little ways up to the ridge. Beautiful views. Saw Pika and some bear scat. The trail was pretty much snow free. There do seem to be some discrepancies regarding the distance. I thought it felt longer than 6. WTA lists it at 10 miles and some trail reports seem longer and shorter than what's listed on alltrails. After the hike both my fitbit and phone gps logged it at 10 miles.. however based on our time I doubt it was actually that long. Moral of the story, beautiful trail, but Bring plenty of water and bug spray!

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muddy
rocky
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Trail was fairly busy for Father’s Day. I wore some Nike Free Run shoes and was able to navigate with no issues but there were a few spots where only areas to step were slick rocks. The road in is extremely rough with major potholes right now, so bring an SUV or truck with more ground clearance if possible or you will be scraping the suspension of your car. Lake view was awesome.

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bugs
over grown
6 days ago

Great trail! Bring bug spray and there is some maneuvering down fallen trees. Nobody else on the trail!

was a great hike the kids loved it, I managed to push a stroller through the trail but I dont recomend it, kids want to go again!

hiking
7 days ago

Was great for me and the dogs! A fair amount of water on the trail, but the loop around the lake at the top is spectacular!

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snow
7 days ago

awesome hike so worth it when you hit the top

Excellent trail, lots of wildflowers.

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7 days ago

Relatively flat hike through the woods along an overgrown old road with some great views.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike! Lots of awesome views from the top. Not very strenuous but rocky and lots of tree roots. The Lookout is amazing. Paused my recording while at the lookout so no signal the whole way down. Still some snow in some parts. Great day to do it!

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked yesterday. Awesome vista views. Very rocky in parts of the trial. Hiking poles are great to have especially for coming down. Lake 22 is beautiful! Still snow around the lake. Great hike!

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