Explore the most popular Nature Trips trails in Washington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
in 6 months

This hike has a pretty moderate incline and as a medium level hiker it wasn't too much of a challenge. I thought because of the mileage it might be a bit of a process for me but surprisingly it went smoothly. There are so many beautiful places to take breaks along the trail. There are many creeks, small waterfalls and beautiful trees and greenery along the trail. Honestly, this hike is so worth it. When you finally get to the top its just incredible. The color of Colchuck is hypnotizing. It is a tranquil teal blue and the ice caps and glaciers nearby on Asgard are pretty cool to check out as well. It is such a great place for photographs. An amazing hike for anyone in my opinion!

hiking
snow
7 hours ago

still too snowy. will be better after a few more weeks I imagine

I managed to get to the Y junction to Island rainbow trail and Pratt lake trail (with boots and walking shoes) above the lake. Then too much snow. I had to retrace my steps. I reached Ollalie lake from the north. Beautiful and quiet! I walked along the shore towards the south point and then I got lost. No obvious trail to reach again the Pratt lake trail. It is fortunate that I had this app but it took me around 30 minute hard trek through forest and creeks to find the trail again.

hiking
12 hours ago

I managed to get to the Y junction to Island rainbow trail and Pratt lake trail (with boots and walking shoes) Then too much snow. I had to retrace my steps. I reached Ollalie lake from the north. Beautiful and quiet! I walked along the shore towards the south point and then I got lost. No obvious trail to reach again the Pratt lake trail. It is fortunate that I had this app. But worth it!

Love lake serene! Parking lot clear, bathrooms locked. Snow most of trail. Spikes & Poles helped. Gorgeous lake view. Stay in mid trail, posthole to knees if steps off. Saw a avalanche across lake. Really cool. Sunny blue bird day... perfect!

hiking
16 hours ago

did the start of Hummocks Trail loop, continued on the boundary trail. Hummocks Trail was well worn and easy to follow. boundary on the other hand was very difficult to find. (my first time on this trail, so I'll try again in spring). snowshoes or microspikes recommended, although I managed well enough with just hiking boots.

backpacking
scramble
washed out
16 hours ago

An absolutely fantastic bp you'll want as many days as possible to enjoy! The scrambles using ropes & rough beaches take lots of energy so I wouldn't plan on moving too quickly. Also, if you don't plan your hiking with low tide you may find yourself waiting on it quite often! If you can pull your self with a rope you should be able to do it, easier than a pull up! Did an out&back from 3rd beach to mosquito creek. Wasn't sure about water so carried way too much making it difficult! W good filter fresh water is available in a stream at toleak point, mosquito Creek (at low tides) & the headland between so one day worth probably will do. That headland is the coolest & toughest to traverse! Awesome swimming holes. 2 Fords (3 in all with mosquito cr.) that were much deeper when I first came through I believe effected by the tide. At low tide both were shin deep. Their is a bit of debree blocking path just on south side of the waterfall creek ford that can be confusing; You'll want to head the opposite way of the waterfall (coming from toleak point) until you find the trail following another creek south. In all an amazing adventure I highly recommend with 2 waterfalls, coastal rainforests, creeks, seascapes & some of the best wild coastline in lower 48!

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
17 hours ago

Lots of blowdowns along the trail, it needs maintenance. It is also very muddy. Good little loop trail.

My husband and I were visiting back in Feb from Northern CA and loved this hike. Well maintained trail. If snowy chains or snow shoes needed because it’s icy at the top. We only had good traction hiking boots so we didn’t quite make it to the top.

hiking
17 hours ago

Awesome hike. I did this past Tuesday and only saw a handful of people. Had Debbie’s view all to myself. No snow until the last .2 miles but it was not on the trail itself. No micro spikes needed. Partially shaded as well.

Started at the Pratt Lake trailhead and went over to Ollalie first. Still a ton of snow, I recommend spikes for that portion.

From Ollalie to Talapus was a bit hard for me to follow. I got lost numerous times and tried to follow previous snow shoes foot prints. I made it to the lake with the help of my google Maps, but I was post holing about 60% of the time on off-trail. There are orange ribbons that can help guide you, but I didn’t see too many.

hiking
20 hours ago

Everything I needed today! Great trail to leash train puppy, good incline and great view! Another plus is that it has geocaches along the way. Love this trail.

wide trail. well groomed. smooth asphalt. every hello came with a friendly smile. highway noise was louder than the spring frogs on my early morning hike.

trail running
20 hours ago

Really well maintained trails with soft gradients. Great for a run. Can be a little tricky navigating the trails but not a big enough area to worry about getting lost.

Unfortunately this hike was a bit of a disappointment due to the bridges being down. We saw the signs about the bridges, however staff implied that this wasn’t a huge barrier to finishing the hike. It likely would have been feasible had I not had my toddler on my back, but this being the case we decided not to cross and therefore didn’t see any of the falls! I only wish that we had been given further guidance about the hike, and that someone could have informed us earlier that there is an alternate route to see the falls!

Easy, easy hike. Took my 4 young kids and my elderly father and he did great as well. Great dog trail. Wide trails.

hiking
muddy
snow
22 hours ago

Beautiful trail. Should have worn waterproof shoes, lots of stagnant pools and some of trail was more of a babbling brook. Would be much better if people would clean up their dog poop.

hiking
22 hours ago

Hiked March 22, 2019: not sure if there was more snow this year than others but I got roughly 1.5 miles into it & snow was to your knees at some points, & I could no longer find the trail so I had to turn around. It was still beautiful & im sure in the summer, without snow, it’s absolutely lovely

I did this counter clockwise and it was a good workout getting to the top. There was a bit of ice in places but the trail was generally in great condition. I came down the cable track and it was quite tough and challenging and I needed to concentrate a lot to avoid stumbling or falling. My legs are sore today primarily from coming down at such a steep slope. Next time I would just go back down the way I came.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 day ago

Have been wanting to do this hike and figured there may be some snow but everything was melting and it was not fun with the slush and mud; turned back. Will be going to check it out in a couple months.

One half of the trail is quite easy and flat, and the other is more moderate and steep (but very doable). The views at the end were well worth it. I wasn’t expecting to actually see any porpoises, but we got a good surprise and saw maybe 6 total during the 30-45 minutes we spent sitting on the cliffs. I was glad that we brought out binoculars. I would definitely bring a picnic lunch next time!

The hike itself took us maybe 45 minutes total, not very long. The trail was a little buggy, but not so much that it was distracting. We didn’t bring bug spray and were fine (at 2:30 on a sunny day).

My first snow hike ever! Spikes recommended, gorgeous scenery throughout the whole hike. The view at the top was phenomenal. Skinny trail so passing people and people passing us was a bit hectic, but not too bad or busy on a Saturday.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Super fun trail for mountain biking. It can get pretty challenging at times going uphill but overall so worth it. Great workout as well. The conditions today were perfect. Nice weather, dry trail, no snow or mud and not too many people. More bikers than hikers. No view up top but a beautiful forest and scenery. I would definitely recommend.

walking
bugs
muddy
1 day ago

Easy to get to, often muddy but still a nice walk in the trees. Lots of dogs and some joggers.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Snow is now gone. there is some around, but is easily avoidable. Waterfalls are strong right now, and the lakes are very cool looking with a small layer of ice over them. Superb hike!

this was our first hike here in Washington. we picked it based off this app and let me tell you. it was hard and scary but we did it there were super narrow parts by the edge of the cliff. like you step wrong you're dead. but I did it with my 4 month old on my chest in the tula and my husband and our 3 year old son and 7 year old daughter and our chocolate lab. it was definitely beautiful but scary. I would do it again with my husband and maybe my 7 year old but not the other 3.

an absolute adventure.. we got there earlier barely any people, pitch black and a lot of fun. highly recommend checking it out

Great day for a hike! You will hit snow and mud near the top. The last half mile definitely has the most snow and mud. I wore trail running shoes. Boots would be a good idea until all the snow melts! Awesome view, as always.

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