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Great views. Wouldn't recommend for young children. My 8 yr old kept up fine but I wouldn't call it family friendly because of how steep it is.

It was more of a hard trail. Made it .6 miles in and turned back. Solid rocks up the trail. About another mile in there is snow covered in June. We saw beautiful views of our little bit in. It was fun and beautiful just more of a hard trail with the gravel. We did not have poles. I would recommend them.

Too steep to run, but gorgeous and trail is in good shape

Spectacular views but tons of trees down on the trail. Made for a slow-going Hike. Not very runnable.

2 days ago

One of my all time favorites! Aasgard Pass is hard but well worth it. I recommend leaving a car at each end. I’ve done it both as a day hike and over several days.

The hike was great. Some snow was on the trail in the basin above Little Caroline Lake. Flowers were nice. Hundreds and hundreds of ladybugs at the top. 8 hours round trip with just a few breaks to pump water and grab a bite and take in a view..

Really great hike. Yes, it's very difficult but worth it!

Second trip in the last two weeks. Trail is now clear of snow. Mosquitoes are thick at the beginning of the trail. Biting ladybugs at the top. Beautiful whether! Great views. Took first time hikers yesterday and they made the round trip in 13 hours. We took quite a few rest breaks

Nice leisurely walk with beautiful scenery.

This was an easy hike to a nice lake. Not too many people on a weekend but I am going to guess that is because of the mosquitos. This will not be a hike we do again because of the amount of mosquitos.

3 days ago

Amazing views of the mountains and river throughout. The lake is a fantastic finish. Not nearly as crowded as Colchuck, which was nice. Definitely some tough inclines, but you get more than enough breaks to make up for it. LOTS of mosquitoes!

on Icicle Gorge Trail

3 days ago

Gorgeous trail and easy going. You’re alongside Icicle Creek the whole time and there are some great views of the water and surrounding mountains. Lots of families going through. Lots of mosquitos so beware.

3 days ago

Great hike. Not super challenging. This time of year make sure to bring good bug spray. Still a little bit of snow, random patches, no need for any special gear.


This was a good hike & pretty views. Tbeo switch backs are fairly steep - it was a bit of a challenge!

No snow. Tons of mosquitos the entire way. Very dirty. Still beautiful.

Great, easy trail! Love walking along the river and the beautiful Mountain View’s.

Last mile is challenging to say the least. Beautiful hike and even more beautiful scenery at the end. Well worth the effort to get there. Last mile / 1/2 mile had my husband and I questioning our sanity but we were moving quickly and had to slow our pace down. Took us about 2 hour to get there and about 1 hour and 40 minutes to get back to the car. Didn’t see any goats :(. Hands down, best hike we’ve ever done. Sore muscles today! Water, snacks and bug spray is a MUST..

7 days ago

Great hike visually, bring lots of water. First incline isn’t anything too crazy but the second incline is lengthy and can get pretty difficult if not in good shape. One of the best hikes I’ve done

AMAZING and fun hike. You get to hike along a creek and hear running water, climb boulders, cross bridges, and end at a stunning lake. While my dad was taking a nap a mountain goat went right up to him and smelled him! Lots of wild life and a beautiful place.

One of our new favorite trails, made for an awesome day hike. We are from Minnesota and while we are not avid hikers this trail was just right for us.

Great! Definitely hiking up a service road, but it’s still beautiful and one hell of a hike!

Don't be fooled by how innocent the trail starts off, it becomes pretty difficult but certainly worth the view. I highly recommend.

10 days ago

Great moderate hike with views of a little bit of everything. There was a little bit of mud but not too bad and really easy to avoid. The scenery was beautiful. There was a moderate amount of traffic but not too busy. Definitely would go again!

11 days ago

Hiked this on June 9th and the trail was completely clear of snow! Probably one of my new favorite hikes (:
Was going to do Asgard but the rest of the group wasn't feeling up to it since there was still a little snow there. Next time though (:

11 days ago

Butt kicker! Went with two teen girls and we all made the top. Once up 1/2 mi. from top snow ate the trail, just go up hill(duh) going down was dangerously fun falling lots. Awesome alpine views at top. Worth it. Mosquitoville all the way on 5/20 ay

Great hike!
Starts out pretty easy, but definitely gets more steep towards the end (may be tough for people with creaky knees). It is well maintained and not toooo busy. The view at the top is totally worth it because you can see over the other side and the whole valley is below. Wouldn’t recommend in the rain (might get slippery). Would definitely do again!!

Fab hike but not easy! Not recommended for kids. The way up is intermediate/hard because it’s a lot of ascending and the trail isn’t always obvious. But keep looking at the map for the right direction when you feel a bit lost and you will easily find the trail back again (after battling some bushes, going over logs or stepping over small water streams - it’s an adventurous one!).

Park your car at the huge parking lot from where you can see a building/Nordic centre, you can find the trail opposite it where the road goes up a bit. After some forest you will reach a hilly area which has a huge power tower which feels a bit scary - ascend up the hill where the tower is, pass underneath it, and continue the trail into the forest.

Then it is mostly ascending through the forest. Bring water! It’s tough but fun (keep the lake at the end in mind!). We had some snow about 3/4 in, but it was mostly compact and we managed in trainers and careful walking.

It took us 60 min to get to the lake. When you reach the lake you can find some logs (at the bottom!) of the stream to pass it for better views.

The way down (same route) is a lot easier. Really enjoyed this hike and would recommend - but don’t expect an easy stroll! :)

Easy trail with beautiful lake view. Bring mosquito repellent and the recreation pass. Last mile of road isn’t paved but manageable if you drive slowly.

When you reach the stream at the lake, look for a log to cross it (it’s not obvious), to continue the trail and get better lake views. You can continue the trail down towards Lake Wenatchee to make it a loop/circular walk (at the end you will need to walk the gravel road back up to the car but it’s a quiet road). When you reach Lake Wenatchee there is a picnic and bbq area.

Great location with fantastic views. But you have to earn it.

With the wildfires that swept through last summer, the trail after Stuart Lake is near impossible to find. Make sure you have GPS and the trail downloaded. We had someone in our group with GPS that had been to Horseshoe once before and it was still quite difficult.

After Stuart, you go about an hour through a marsh and lots of fallen trees. If you stay on course, the tree with the horseshoe is still standing. Once you see it, it’s straight up the mountain about 2,500 feet and this is where the trail is completely gone. Ash, mud, and dead trees everywhere. Took us about 3 hours for this section before reaching the lake. Microspikes a must have and be ready to get covered in ash.

Nice thing is once you get up there, you have it to yourself. Not too many people trying to make it with all the obstacles. Well worth it if you have the time and GPS. Feels like you are in the Core.

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