Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Maple Falls with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

marked as difficult, but didnt feel that way. I'm a complete beginner. steep and narrow spots, rocky, but overall I thought it was a moderate to easy trail even with all the elevation gain in a short 2 miles. we were clouded in the way up but got pockets of good views randomly. still a great hike and it didn't rain on us

Great hike with views of two snowcapped summits, multiple chilly lakes to jump in, including a rock you can jump off from ~10ft high and plenty of flowers in bloom. A sampling of all of the best classic Cascades features.

9-10-18 The sign at the trailhead says 3.2 to the top, however the top is not the top but more half way, there is another 3 miles to the actual summit. Took us 6 hours to hike. According to our Fitbit it was 13 miles Round trip . It was raining and not too slippery absolutely beautiful and lots of blueberries and huckleberries!! Absolutely a must do hike. Will do again on a nicer day. Pack warm clothes!!!

hiking
14 days ago

Love it and good workout with the switchbacks to the meadow. Beautiful views from the Ridge and just magical up top.
Good trail and take a camera and binoculars.

Absolutely beautiful. Mountain vistas, lakes, alpine flowers and sweet wild blueberries for happy taste buds line the trail. Recommend starting at Artist’s point versus Heather Meadows, (unless you want a grueling workout) and then catch a ride back up to Artist’s point.

Just beautiful. We started at Heather Meadows and did a full loop. The trailhead says that it’s 7.5 miles, not 5.5. Either way we saw some amazing views and had a really wonderful hike!

Most amazing views!!! We got lucky with excellent weather... the trail is not technically hard but long steep climb but well worth it at the end.
The drive to the trail head was not a problem at all with the Jeep. We also saw few sedans that made it (take it slow and easy). The climb to the lakes is steep and narrow so take into account if you are sensitive to that.
All in all one of the most beautiful places in WA.

Awesome. Come early enough, parking spots are limited.

walking
17 days ago

Super short and accessible trail. You can park on the side of the road and make the trip around the lake in about 10 minutes! Fully paved, and there’s benches to sit at the good view points. Just be sure not to step off the pavement, as the landscape is fragile and still healing.

hiking
17 days ago

Gorgeous views. Extremely packed.

Tip: Take the counterclockwise loop. Start at Heather meadows or Austin pass - those are lower down on the mountain - and end at Artist Point. That way you tackle the toughest inclines first, and you get to cruise through the latter half.

Plan on taking a dip in the lakes while you can! They're frosty, but on a sunny day you'll dry off quickly. Iceberg Lake is probably your best bet.

hiking
17 days ago

I almost don't want to review this to keep it a secret. But as others have said, this trail offers absolutely STUNNING views. You get to see the valley open up right beneath your feet, wildflowers blooming, . The trail was also lined with huckleberries, which made for a good snack. This trail was pretty tough, and you'll need to be careful coming down as the footing can be rough. Definitely need good hiking boots. We went up Saturday Sep 1 and saw only about 4 other groups the whole time. We started around noon and finished in 3-4 hours.

Warning: You have to climb part of the Winchester lookout before the turnoff to the High Pass trail - and before that turnoff, there is a wasp nest/beehive hanging on a branch RIGHT next to the trail! Some people reported getting stung, others just covered their heads with clothes and sprinted past. Be careful for your dogs, as the wasps went straight for ours. : (

hiking
1 month ago

High pass trail is absolutely stunning!! The trail itself is in great condition. There are a few parts towards the last mile and half where the terrain becomes slick, however, it is doable, just make sure to have a quality pair of hiking boots or trekking poles. The views from the summit are breath taking. From the top we were able to see a pack of mountain goats in the valley below us. Along the trail, you will see beautiful views of the cascades. You hike in a valley the whole time and climb your way up to the top via switch back trails. The incline is great. If you are just starting out with hiking, I suggest to condition and hike trails with less of an incline before before taking on high pass. All in all, it is a terrific trail, and an excellent choice for a day hike.

This is a yearly hike for me! Gorgeous views of Baker & Shuksan!!!

Fabulous afternoon hike, swam in 2 lakes and enjoyed the spectacular views.

hiking
1 month ago

Doesn’t get much better.

hiking
1 month ago

Simple hike on a paved paths. As of 08/13/2018 the area is very smokey and you won’t be able to see many mountains.

With each up and down, each bend traversed, all were meet with soaring mountain peeks, beautiful rock formations and gorgeous lakes scattered through out.
Between the spectrum of beautiful colors, the diverse changes of landscape ....I don't have the right words.to describe.This hike needs to be only experienced.
Good day, great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

A fantastic hike with amazing views of Mt Baker and 3 pretty lakes. Many patches of snow remains at higher elevations, but totally doable in hiking boots. Pack plenty of water and snacks & enjoy!!

August, 6,2018! Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a scenic walk. It is easy but on the mountain side of the loop it gets a wee bit challenging if you have knee issues, are out of shape, or are not sure footed. It is a single file trail.

Stay on the side of the lodge or parking lot and go back and forth on that path if you are not a walking person or have medical issues.

Fire and Ice is a quick and super easy trail with gorgeous views.
It is a must!!!! I am amazed at how beautiful it is.

Loved this trail, did it with my 4 children and all but one said it was their favourite hike ever. How’s that for a win!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike yesterday 8/2/2018 started around
8 am and finished around 7 pm mainly due to the extreme technicality of the terrain for the last 2 miles! This hike is relaxing and mostly flat with slow elevation gain for the first 2-3 miles. Then!, the last 2 miles to the peak is where it gets crazy! I was surprised that this particular hike was deemed suitable for dogs after experiencing what me and my huskies went through but we made it there and back due to their high endurance level and their jumping skills! Beware that you’ll actually have to climb over three different rugged walls! To summit the peak. If you’re just looking to camp there are over 4 different camp grounds long before the ruggedness. On the other note!, the entire hike was incredible with a lot of scenery of many lakes and other mountains shrouded by clouds!

Awesome views! One of my favorites

Great views from up top
Bugs were pretty thick:)

Hiked this on Sunday, had super pretty views but also had a lot of people up there

We’ve done this hike 3 times now and it never disappoints. A bit of snow near the top section of the meadows. The scramble seems to have been revamped and was easier than we remembered it to be before. View from the top of gorgeous.

hiking
1 month ago

Overgrown trail loaded with black flies. once you break out of the valley and reach the pass at 5.0 miles, the climb gets steeper, then really steep :-) The views from the top are beautiful. The flowers were ok.....total miles logged was 11.

Absolutely beautiful! We did have to trek through more snowy spots than we expected but it was so worth it! We Caught 3 Eastern Brook Trout in Iceberg lake but they were too small to keep.

July 20, 2018. Road to the Twin lakes trailhead was clear and we were able to get there with a 4x4. No snow on the road but some tricky portions beyond Yellow Aster with large rocks and pot holes. You definitely want a high clearance vehicle, a spotter, and some patience to help navigate these parts. There was snow in the parking and camping area of Twin Lakes so we parked a down the road where it was clear. A couple of recently fallen trees from the winter on the trail but otherwise clear and we'll travelled. Parts of the trail are still covered in snow in the upper portions. Ice axe would be useful on the sloped portions, but we were also able to navigate these slowly and carefully with our trekking poles. The lookout was closed due to structural damage so we couldn't go in but the views are spectacular and worth trip.

camping
1 month ago

We love this trail soo much! Beautiful view at our campsite already and the view at the peak just surpassed it!!! We went to the peak just a bit lower next to Goat peak as we didnt feel comfortable crossing this sliding patch of snow by the end. But we saw 98% of the 360 view from that peak and 10% from another angle and was happy with that.

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