Explore the most popular lake trails near North Bend with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful hike. Been there twice. Last hike 2 weeks ago with my boys age 3, 7, 10 & 11. They had fun and loved it.

hiking
21 hours ago

Description and recent reviews accurate. Went today and snow is still present around 4.5 miles in. The trail is very hard to follow with the snow. Still very pretty and we enjoyed as far as we got. Several small and medium sized water falls.

hiking
23 hours ago

I went the other day and it was great. The avalanche Lilly’s were out. The going up was nice with about snow staring about 3/4 of the way up, Once the snow started to appear, it became slushy, but was really easy to cross. The lake was gorgeous with ice/ snow mix covering the majority of the lake.

Go early in the morning by 10am the trail was very crowded

Cool day with some clouds. Arrived around 9am, lots of parking still available. Bathrooms available outside the trail entrance. Trail is a steady incline to the top but an easy walk. View was still nice. Windy and chilly at the top though. Lots of people on the trail by noon.

Amazing hike. We made it to the switchbacks before needing spikes. Silly me didn't bring any so we turned around. Up to that point trail was clear and gorgeous. My pup and I had a blast.

can be a little rough going up if you're out of shape like me, but the view is worth it once you get to the top.

This hike was the busiest hike I've ever been on hands down. It's a beautiful hike and the view at the ledge is so worth the effort! I'd suggest going early on this hike.

Pretty easy hike up to mason lake. Started at about 1pm and there were plenty of parking spots cleared out from the morning crowd. There are some steeper sections and then a little bit of snow as you hit the fork and head down to the lake. Had the pup with us and saw lots of other people on the trail.

Well maintained trail, lots of space to park. Views are amazing but it is very crowded always.

View was breathtaking. We got a late start this day and didn’t make it to the trail head until 11ish. Parking was already packed, and crowded. Tons of people, which would be expected since it was 11. Trails were well maintained.

Trail open all the way to Olallie Lake today. Some mud, ice and snow after Talapus so wear ankle high hiking boots if you continue on to Olallie which is covered in snow.

7 days ago

it had an amazing view i went at about 8:30 and it was amazing.
it's a great place to hike and if you wanted after your hike you could go swimming and soak your feet.
im definently going to recommend this hike to all of my friends.

Beautiful hike through second growth forest. Trail is rocky, but well groomed. Gorgeous views at the top. Go mid week for fewer people on trail.

The view was absolutely breathtaking. The trail was clean and was not too busy when we went :)

hiking
13 days ago

This was a fun trail! I really enjoyed the view! It is a quite popular spot to go to. So I would suggest going early to get a good spot to sit on the ledge and have a quick snack. Please be careful out on the ledge as well. Also went to the East Peak and ended up kind of lost. So I would say stop when you see the bench!

Great view! Even at 8:30 am and packed walking behind a crowed the entire time and completely packed at the top! -good view.. crazy busy on weekends

hiking
14 days ago

Lots of people, but what a great view!

Lots of people hiking but the view at the top is worth it.

Very crowded but worth it! The view was amazing! And it was a fun hike to do! I suggest going earlier to beat the crowd!

Loved it but really big crowds and a lot of dogs if you don’t have a friendly dog would not recommend this trail a lot of people walking up and down.

Avoid the crowds by going in the morning. Steep with switchbacks but only 2 miles to the most popular (and a scenic) lookout point. If you arrive after 9 am, prepare for endless droves of loud crowds.

Amazing views, reasonable trail.

Awesome hike to start the season with :) as always

Intended to go camping but got turned back above the snowline. Great hike up to the snow but then you get into some deep slush over rocks on a fairly steep mountainside. I had crampons and poles and still had trouble, although I also had 80lbs on my back so it might've been more doable if I had prepared for a day trip. Other people seemed to be doing okay, but it was still mostly experienced-looking hikers at the top.

Got to trailhead about 10am on a rainy Thursday morning (May) and still came across about 100 people and 20+/- dogs. Trail is well maintained and I’m sure the views are nice on a clear day, but, Twin Falls is close by and is much better and less people.

great hike!

Access road closed so trail was inaccessible beginning of May

My favourite hike so far, views are definitelly worth all the suffering on the way up

hiking
20 days ago

The first half of this trail is beautiful, with many bridges and waterfalls to cross. It's very interactive and fun for children too . BUT about half the way up, the snow starts. The snow is DEEP- there were atleast 2-3 feet of snow left today! In these conditions, the trail would be inappropriate for children, and fun for experienced hikers only with the appropriate gear to safely tackle crossing steep icy avalanche chutes. At this time of the year, this trail should be considered hard, and would recommend to experienced hikers with appropriate gear only.

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