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All the snow was cleared out and everything was green! The creek was flowing! Parked in the discover pass parking lot about a minute off the 12 at waterworks canyon, climbed through the gate, and headed east towards the creek and onto the other side of the creek. Then scrambled up for about an hour, sometimes on a game trail, sometimes just winging it. No snakes today. Saw 17 mountain goats, 18 deer, and 8 big horn sheep!
This was an absolutely beautiful trail. During the summer time there are a huge amount of flowers blooming like lupines, asters, penstemons, colombines, and rhododendrons. The view is amazing when the skies are clear. Even though I am very athletic this trail was difficult, if you don't hike or run very often I would not do this trail. Where there are no trees the wind is violent. Some areas the gravel is lose (so watch you step), I almost fell down the side of a steep part of the trail.
My wife and I loved this trail. We only went about 3 miles in but we loved it. 3 major waterfalls that are downright gorgeous. We went on a Monday and had the trail to ourselves. After crossing the stream at the beginning, the next mile or so is steep switch backs and quite a climb. Will give you a workout. The rest of the hike was a very comfortable slope. Beautiful stands of pine, spruce and cedars stand over creeping Oregon grape, moss, huckleberry under stories. Trail is well maintained. The person who gave it 3 stars unfairly needs to realize that the best parts of the trail came after the steep beginning where they gave up and turned back.
For how many people use this trail it was in pretty good condition. The views are great and the area very clean. I went with a scout troop and even the youngest made the hike to the lake with a pack with only a few breaks. It was difficult to find an empty camp site because we arrived late Friday (around 9pm) but the trail was easy to follow. I will be taking my family up here in the near future.
Wasn't too bad of a hike. Pretty good views. Nothing spectacular though. There was a lot of birds in the thick areas. They gave the forest an enchanting feeling cause they would sing back and forth. It was a nice day hike and pretty good views of Mount Rainer, Rimrock Lake and Clear Lake.