hiking
bugs
fee
8 hours ago

Great easy hike. Weather was beautiful and warm. I suggest you go when it’s sunny out just because there’s is lots of shade. Make sure you bring insect repellant. Definitely Kid friendly. Nice area to have a picnic at the beginning. We did find a spot by the lake where there were trees fallen and we just sat there in the shade and enjoyed our lunch! Pass required, or pay $5 for day fee. I have the northwest pass and it was allowed.

Was there yesterday and the road to the trailhead is open, no extra hiking required. Challenging hike with lots of different terrain and things to see along the way. Absolutely stunning view!

Arrived around 10:30 Wednesday and still several parking spots available. No snow coverage and trail was clear (no down trees or debris). We quickly jumped in the lake at the top and it definitely takes your breath away - but super refreshing! Not buggy but we did find 5 ticks on clothing when we sat on boulders at top of lake. Be prepared to check hair and clothing! Would rate this on the more moderate side of difficult (saw several people wearing Vans and successfully completed hike so...). My watch clocked 9 miles RT w/ minimal detours.

Ok so The road is open to get to the trail no need to hike the extra 6 miles total?

The first one for camping it’s closed. But for colchuck Keep going it is open! we missed the turn to colchuck and kept going up to Stuart lake! Good luck

I called the Ranger Station in Leavenworth and they said the road to the trailhead opened on Monday June 1st.

Okay, one said it’s closed and another said it’s open. In the past three days in the reviews. Which one is correct? :/ I’m planning to go this weekend

hiking
snow
1 day ago

This is a lovely hike BUT it’s all snowed in right now even with a high clearance vehicle. The trailhead is also completely covered in snow .

hiking
flooded
muddy
1 day ago

First mile is kinda steep, but after that is easy. Muddy at some places. Great views!

Beautiful trail, we really enjoyed the view from the Rat creek trail. I definitely recommend this trail. It’s short and sweet.

hiking
snow
1 day ago

What an adventure! I brought snowshoes, which made me feel much safer and more equipped than spikes or yak trax (esp as snow softens and streams flow beneath the snowpack). As someone else suggested, I used GPS/All Trails app to help navigate the trail through the snow - great tip! All-in-all a great day and fun getting a bit lost meandering up to the lake. Est time: 2 hrs up; 1 hr down (fit 32-yr-old). (Note: road is doable but I had to drive very carefully w my FWD, low-clearance car)

hiking
off trail
snow
2 days ago

I went a few months ago and I did not make it because it was an extra 3 miles to the trailhead so does anyone know if the gates are open and if the trail open?!!!

Trail is open.

Does anyone know if its already open supposedly until june 1st was gonna be open though just wanna make sure before i head out there!

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
2 days ago

Did this hike on 5/29 and woo, it was hard! Lots and lots of switch backs. We started around 7am, reached the summit around 11am, with stops along the way for water. The views are gorgeous and there are awesome, smooth rocks to sit on at the top. There is a bit of snow 3/4 of mile to the summit, so have poles and/or spikes/crampons. I walked the snow with just poles but there were some slippery spots. Heading down, we were informed there was a rattlesnake, but we never saw it. Can’t stress enough - bring more water than you think! I had about 70oz and could have drank a whole other bottle. No shade on the way down once the sun is really beating down. It’s pretty and lots of gorgeous wildflowers, but wasn’t my favorite hike.

hiking
snow
3 days ago

Definitely a challenge! Switchbacks were burning our thighs the whole way up. Had to stop at about 2 miles because of the snow.

bridge out
flooded
washed out
3 days ago

second creek crossing almost impossible. need to wait for stream levels to go down. definitely not a safe bet to try to cross when running high.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
no shade
over grown
snow
3 days ago

Very challenging hike for our family. Only made it to about 3000’ of 3900’ elevation gain. That was already clocking in at 4.5 miles so I think this trail is closer to 11 or 12 miles total round trip, not the 7.3 listed. A lot of climbing over fallen trees. Some muddy patches, some snow. Spectacular views of Lake Wenatchee and surrounding area. Only ran into about 15 people on the hike.

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