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Could not cross Rattlesnake Creek as it was so full its a raging river right now. Our round trip was 5.2 miles and included some bushwhacking because of runoff water. Its more like a pack animal trail or ATV trail than a hiking trail.

Wild flowers are out and gorgeous. Sound of the creek was relaxing. Saw some Turkey Vultures.

camping
29 days ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

always a great season opener hike. still some snow up high but very doable. couldn't find the cache at the top but we did find some trekking poles in parking lot

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.

Great place! Late spring is beautiful!

nice views extreme grade

nice easy starter trail

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

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.

Love this hike. Fairly easy to lake but a pretty good work out to the gap. Keep going through gap and stay left on the trail. There's another gap with lake and view of Rainier. No dogs past that point. National Park boundary.