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Really pretty waterfall! You can also hike to the top of .

I went whit my little family last weekend and it was nice some hikers up there somewhat trafficked

I'd say the first two miles are Moderate as the trails are identifiable and in decent shape. After that it's a crap shoot of being able to even find the trail, let alone being able to scramble up it. Lots of loose rock and scree as the author notes, which could be fun if you're looking for an adventure. A HARD adventure.

5 months ago

Easy and close in. Nice views of Tieton River and big basalt cliffs. Fun swinging bridge.

Easy short hike to a great view. The road to trailhead is very wash boardy but gets you up high before you start to hike.

This is not moderate in my book. Lots of loose, sliding shale. Trail is definitely NOT moderately trafficked. You are on your own, unless rattlesnakes count. This is for dedicated backwoods hikers who like a little more challenging terrain. Discover pass required.

10 months ago

Trail is in good shape with short sections of rock, sand and blown down trees. Amazing lake and worth the effort. Starts out on sandridge trail which is a good climb. Trail levels out and is easier after the first 2.5 miles. Awesome day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

This trail was great! It pored rain on us but we went 6.5 miles up and back. Would recommend this trail.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Loved this hike. Started off with some steeper switch backs and then leveled out a little bit more, amazing waterfall within the first 10 min of the hike. The next few miles are slight up and downs with amazing views, when you get about 3 miles in you hit another amazing private waterfall. Wish we could have kept going to the end but we only made it about 4 miles in. We don't hike very often and I didn't think it was that hard. The hardest part was the switch backs in the very beginning.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Great trail with wonderful views, the first 30 minutes is covered with downfalls and several times you have to leave the trail to make it around, but once you get past the down falls it is a great trail with spectacular views all the way.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Shellrock Lake is beautiful. But getting there today was made more difficult by 89 downed trees on the trail! No joke.

Most were easy to step over, go under, or go around, but it was a constant problem.

This trail is mostly in the trees until it opens up for the last three miles to the lake, then it is classic William O Douglas Wilderness -- open forest, small trees, small lakelets.

I had the parking lot and the trail to myself. it was a solitary, great day on the trail.

Monday, July 04, 2016

I went by myself on this hike and maybe it would have been a little bit better with a partner. Some parts of the hike is covered in plants where rattlesnakes may pick to hangout at. This kept me on my toes alot. I think I was mainly focused on the what was around my feet more than the actual view. A mile in a heard rattlers, so that when I turned around and went home. Lots of wild life, and beautiful scenery, but just wasn't for me.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Trail is decent. Easy hike. Nice that the river runs by it. Ran into 4 rattlesnakes which all were laying in the path and difficult to see until you were right on top of them. I would honestly pass on this hike because of the amount of rattlesnakes. It makes it difficult to enjoy the hike because you are keeping an eye out for snakes. I have done this hike two times now and ran into snakes both times. It does have a cool floating bridge.

Monday, May 02, 2016

went the wrong way at first and ran into a lot of rattle snakes. but it was very exciting lol. then we went the other way and it was a very nice hike.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Good hike! Flat dry along Tieton River. There are bike riders and climbers in the area. This is a great place for climbing the basalt rocks but also nice hiking along the river. Today it was warm in the beginning with brush and deciduous later. Good shade. Definitely bring water and sunblock. It is part of the Oak Creek Wilderness Area. Good choice.

trail running
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Solid trail. Climbs plenty the first two miles. Just miss running to the lake as snow and deep ice blocked me. Spooked a huge bull elk! Trail smooths out after the first 3 miles as it's a little beat up from horse traffic.

Monday, August 10, 2015

We hiked Crow Lake Trail intending to pass by Fifes Peak (5800 ft) and stop at Sheepherder Lake (4 miles or so before Crow Creek Lake.) The trail has been washed out pretty bad for the first 1/4 mile. It requires some careful walking next to the almost 13 foot trenches where the trail used to be. The trail continues on the left when the trenches stop and only a few blown over trees remain. The hike was pretty steep but gradual. This being a horse trail, it was well carved out and marked. Had such a great time staying the night at Sheepherder (4800 ft), I'll definitely be going back and making it to Crow Lake. All in all, we got some awesome pictures of the scenery that made for some great memories. Be safe, take your time and happy hiking y'all.

Friday, June 05, 2015

nice easy trail. look to your left and you will see people rock climbing. about 2and half miles in we ran into a rattle snake but it didnt do anything. if they dont feel a threat they wont attack. its the part when you hike a little hill then goes down again and it becomes wooded thats were you need to keep an eye out. then up ahead you will come to the floating bridge.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lots of ticks. Easy walk and fun to watch the rock climbers.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rattlesnakes are out - beware. Look out for ticks too.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Easy going ride along the river. Good warm up during early season.

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