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The road leading up to the trail is still a bit snowy. But the issue is the trees that are blocking the road that were blown over now. I do not advise anyone attempting this trail until rangers are able to get out there and clear the road

hiking
blowdown
off trail
snow
7 days ago

Packwood Lake and back. Upper trail first, which is treacherous and friggin hard!!! Hot coffee and lunch at the lake. Returned via Lower Trail. Rained all day but not hard. Deep snow and many blowdonws on both upper and lower. Lower has more dirt trail walking. RT Mileage: 10.7. Started: 10:30am. Finished: 6pm. Includes 1hr for lunch. Average temp: 39 degrees. Snow on the road about 3/4 mile before the parking lot, just after the tall green tower. Upper trail is clear for the first 1/4 mile. Spotty at first but quickly constant. Snow is deep, ranging from 1ft to 4ft. An area of the trail is angled, steep and high. The snow there is treacherous and scary. I didn't have microspikes and forgot my baskets causing pole-holing. Knee to hip postholing prevelent throughout but more so in open deep area's. There's blowdowns of all types, over, under and through. Snow goes all the way to the lake. Open dirt area's can be found there. Lower Trail is much more pleasant to hike. Still all snow, and probably more blowdowns than upper, but they are more easily walked around. Like upper, blowdowns of all types. Over, under, and through. Snow kinda ends just below the parking lot and is pleasant until it meets the road where you pick up the snow to the car. If going around the same time period, take the lower! The whole hike took alot longer than expected. Make sure you have boots, gaiters, pole baskets, dry clothes and of course hot food. All and all it was fun, difficult and wet. I"d wait a few more dry weeks though. Still, both trails will need heavy trail maintenance. IMO: No ATV's on lower for awhile.

hiking
1 month ago

Super pretty and brought ya right back to our car. Dog-Freindly

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Excellent snowshoe trail, well marked and well packed. Waterfall was gorgeous!

snowshoeing
snow
1 month ago

I had so much fun on this trail last week that I came back for more. But, as I suspected, the heavy snow over the weekend covered the path. While the deep, powdery snow made for a beautiful landscape, I just don't have the skills to navigate. My AllTrails app kept me from straying too far but it was just too much for me. Did spend a couple of hours pushing my way thru tho! Had a good time.

Beautiful winter hike with snowshoes today. Parked 1/4 mile east of the campground on a plowed pull-out close to Dog Lake. Plenty of people had walked out on the lake, as evidenced by the tracks, but I chose to hike around the edge to get to the campground and the trailhead. Easy to follow the trail as others before me had created a path. It was quite serene; I was the only one out since it's a Monday. Most of the trail is fairly easy but there is one steep climb up to the ridge. Other than that, a great trek through the trees to a peaceful lunch spot.

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

Driving update : 2-2-2020 You have to park about .8 of a mile below the parking lot cuz the snow/ice is to slick for a 4wd. If you feel you have a better 4wd then me go ahead and try but there are 5 more trees you have to drag out of the way plus the huge snow plow pile before the parking lot will stop you. On the way up we had to take 3 trees down from over the road. We only made it about 2 miles back on the actual trail. The trail also had some large trees down, where you had to make your way around them in the waist deep snow. We didn’t need snow shoes till about 1 mile back. I would suggest taking the horse/dirt bike trail/gravel road back instead of the main trail. But it is beautiful. For dogs feet I would suggest some booties, lots of sharp snow/ice.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

It was the perfect storm... didn’t even make it to the trail so I can’t review it. But the road was snowed in with a lot of trees down as well. 4WD went out on my Jeep so was already in a bad mood. Road essentially shuts down about 1 mile short of the trail head. So we decided just add some more mileage on, right? It was raining and that just packed down the snow so made snow shoeing into the hike harder and wet; brought wrong gear for rain, was expecting snow. Got to the trailhead wet but had to turn back cause the dog had torn nails on each front leg and was constantly bleeding. No hope of it clotting with the wet snow. I’ve heard great things about the trail and would love to try it again sometime. I wish I could leave the stars blank since I can’t rate it but I don’t want to give the trail a bad rating for the issues today.

didn't make it the whole way, husband gave out, was a great day anyway. snowed quite a bit while hiking and was windy. lots of hikers on the trail coming back. the road was closed for over an hour when we were leaving due to downed tree over the road. also road was closed at longmire. still a great day to snowshoe.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing on a clear day

I started at Narada falls and went down to the falls and to the lake, then took the high lakes trail back towards Paradise and turned back down to Narada again. Made a nice loop. Beautiful trail, deep snow, use snowshoes. Saw others with microspikes and even no traction at all and they were post-holing pretty bad. Walked in the lake.....so amazing. Not to difficult, it was my second ever snowshoe hike!

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Nice easy trail, well marked, beautiful lake at the end and some cool old ranger stations and a dam.

3 months ago

Great trail with the kids! Not too difficult, trails well maintained

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Great views! Great company! Barely any snow!

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

As of 12-1-19 Road: Sketchy, but made it up with a 2wd Camry. Trail: About a foot of snow. Snow shoes 100% recommended. Trail easy to identity even with the snow. Views: Amazing

hiking
snow
4 months ago

great forest trail with great views at the end!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail, currently in great condition, nice and quiet on November weekday. Beautiful forest trail opens up to breathtaking views of Packwood Lake. Looks like a great spot to camp, perfect for a day hike though. Highly recommend.

Trail was mostly dry today. Nice trail

Nice misty day for an uphill walk through the forest. There were only a couple spots that were really muddy but you can easily step over them. The falls are really cool. I wouldn't say they are picture perfect but still cool to see.

hiking
off trail
over grown
4 months ago

this description is dangerously inaccurate. there isn't a trail. there's creek crossings. its extremely steep. not good for all skill levels. not marked.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
4 months ago

Trail was nice, and relatively well groomed. A bit steep at the end. Nice lake up top. Road to the trailhead was not bad at all. Drove up in my Jetta.

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