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I love this trail it’s close to home and In a very nice community. The trail is very well marked for the echo trail. Also are many other trails to explore. View is very easy to find as long as you keep going up the hill. If you follow a path here without a sign with the arrow pointing in the direction then you will reach a dead end or realize you went the wrong way. Follow the signs it’s super easy and a nice workout for a family or you and your dog.

10/13/2018 (Saturday) -- A warm, sunny afternoon, encountering more fellow hikers on this route than usual, maybe, because this is a lovely autumn day.

13 days ago

Great hike close to home. The falls were dry today but really enjoyed the peacefulness.

on Licorice Fern Trail

13 days ago

Loved this hike. A nice challenge close to home. Beautiful this time of year.

Gorgeous but either I’m a nimrod or this trail is not well marked. I never saw a sign for Echo loop trail however we stumbled across Echo mountain which was a extremely steep trail. Made it to nearly the top when my sister shouted down to me “end of trail”. Slid/walked back down trail while grabbing every branch possible to keep from tumbling down the trail. Drank all my water while climbing up fucking mountain. Hiked along flat trail after mountain climbing for 30 min or so and back to car.
Still enjoyable despite never finding echo loop trail. The end

Rode with friend yesterday. Nice peaceful.

road biking
23 days ago

Biking with family nice trails

Nice brief hike if you’re in the area. Good for bigger kids :-)

This was a great day hiking. While there were several cars in the parking lot (September, Thursday, noon) I happened on only one person along the trail. As mentioned in previous reviews this trail is loaded with junctions. There should be maps at the information station at the trailhead; take one of the maps form the information station at the trailhead.

The trail is generally flat until after Shy Bear Pass. When the elevation changes come they do so quickly. At this point the trail also switches from smooth to rocky. Nothing technical but you will want to watch your foot placement.

While the route doesn’t specifically include it I do recommend taking the short spur to Wilderness Peak. Sign the registry, have sit on the bench, and enjoy the moment. While the peak lacks a stunning view you should never miss an opportunity to summit.

Whitaker trail becomes Deceiver. Short but good incline up 2 hills. Lots of shade for sunny days and several bridges and log walkways over creeks and marsh. We took Shy Bear back to make it a partial loop.

Nice trail .

fun trail to walk in the summer and fall

No spectacular views, but good scenery the whole duration of the trail. Make sure to have a map with you, as it can get quite confusing with the number of junctions this trail has. If you have trekking poles bring them as they will be useful at the midpoint of the trail as that is where most of the elevation change occurs.

1 month ago

Great trail with a good amount of hills. Good for cardio.

I really enjoyed this area. There are many connected trails so that even though there was a running event happening, we didn't run into many people. I took my pup and was able to have her leash dragging for a large majority of it, just grabbing her when people went by. It was an easy hike, with just a couple of mildly challenging portions.

Really nice trail for biking. One thing not so good I notice though, dog poops left on the trail!

Fun trail for walking

Easy trail off Coal Creek trail. Not heavily populated. Easy to walk.

great hike nice and quiet.

Went late morning on a Sunday. Only saw a couple of people. It was a great little hike.

2 big uphill sections (relative of course)
all the water is dried up along the way but cool and green all over
a challenge for kids but doable!

2 months ago

Really nice trail great for kids under three but can’t be difficult with all the ups and downs and great for handicap.

Great paved trail good for strollers

2 months ago

Fun, easy trail. Took our 2 dogs and it was easy for them. Lots to see. Ran into a few people on the trail but not too populated. There was no waterfall, it was dry. Cool seeing the old mine and other great historical markers!

Completely dry

Really nice hike. Did the Indian Trail / Quarry Loop. About 5 miles. On the easier side of moderate in my opinion. Not crowded, very pretty, the falls and streams are dry at the moment. The dog loved it as well. Will go back.

limited parking, good for little children.

road biking
3 months ago

Good trail for easy bike ride

3 months ago

The trail hike is beautiful with dense trees/bushes with birds chirping around you (summer). The peak of Cedar Mountain is not spectacular, but you can see Mt Rainier between distant trees nicely. I read other reviews of this trail regarding mosquitos. True. I would advise bringing mosquito repent (if summertime). They are not over-whelming, but there are a few annoying ones along the trail. I tried out the trail "PRO" version for the first time and glad I used the GPS tracker on the trail map - there are many intersections, thus the tracker was extremely helpful so that I always knew exactly where I was on the map. Bottom line: nice little hike.

trail running
3 months ago

i love this trail cause i dont have to go far to get some miles in , but i wish the trees at the top werent so tall so i can see rainier..

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