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Todays visiblity sucked, but the hike and being amongst the trees was worth it. We took the old trail up and new trail down. We got wet, but had great time. We did it with proper clothes, but still in trail runners. I'm not sure why people are saying you need micro spikes. Myself and others did it with no poles or spikes. I bet the summer views are top notch!!!!!
You'll hit snow a mile or so into the hike. By mile 3 it is deep and you start to fall through. Tried to take the Talapus cutoff to Olallie... cutoff trail is very deep in snow, and the creeks are running high with many crossings are sketchy. FYI there is no bridge when the cutoff trail hits the creek. You have to walk up or down the river to find a place to cross. We lost the trail here. Be careful.
It was gorgeous but we started out at the little si trail and due to the confusing signage we took a couple wrong turns and ended up most of the way up mt. si before we realized so we just decided to make the whole trip since we were already close. worth it but the signs need to be better and more often.
Great hike. The old trail is definitely unrelentingly steep but the view from the top is worth it. Definitely need to bring micro-spikes for this. I bought a pair the day before and one of the straps immediately broke. I ended up sliding down a significant portion of it. It's tough but manageable if you pace yourself. 10/10, would hike again.
I gave it 4 stars because of the last mile of rocks, the first 2 miles are easy with a nicely maintained path. The Falls are the highlight of this trail. If you go on the weekend get there early. We got there at 7:30, and the lot/bus turnaround was already filling up. Very popular hike as we passed a lot of people on our way back down. This trail is rated as "hard", not sure why unless it's because of the last mile. There are a few open areas not shaded by trees with nice views.