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Great hike on a beautiful day right after the first snow. I agree with the other reviews on it not being all that easy. it's reasonably steep but worth it.

hiking
14 days ago

had a great time. alot of water on the trail but it is November so expected some.
crossing the big streams was challenging but didn't stop us

Arrived at the trailhead at 7am today and there was only one other car in the parking lot, so if you're not a fan of crowded hikes, now is the time to do Tuck and Robin! We ended up meeting a few people on the trail, but for the most part, we felt like we had the lakes to ourselves.

There are multiple stream crossings on this trail, so definitely recommend waterproof boots.

It was also in the 30s at the TH and pretty windy at Tuck, so would also recommend warm layers.

never seen better. pain in the ass but worth it.

backpacking
1 month ago

It was in the low 20’s last weekend up there, perfectly clear. Our GPS read closer to 19 miles total. Hiked up above Robin and then bushwhacked down diagonal across granite to the trail. Definitely confusing after Tuck lake. Stay to left of Tuck Pot, climb up a bunch of granite areas scrambling. So many goat trails branching off to confuse folks. We had goats at night and the dog freaked inside the tent, oh well. No goats after that. Little creeks are frozen in the mornings. I’m 68, so you can make it, also. It is quite steep and my legs are still sore. Real pretty up there.

While the hike up to Spade lake from Waptus is difficult. The payoff of Spade lake is one that can’t be missed if you’re in the area.

Great hike with some amazing view points and beautiful lakes!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Favorite hiking spot thus far! We can’t wait to go back.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Easy ride, not much elevation gain, no steep drop offs but LOTS of hikers. The lake itself is beautiful! Would definitely recommend going on a weekday when there may be less traffic on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

This is truly a HARD hike. first 3 miles are leisurely, then the inclines start. Slight at first, but then... thigh burning work out! Started the hike around 9am, has lunch at Tuck Lake. Beautiful. Dress in layers because the weather changes quickly up there. The way to Robin Lake is really unclear. Follow the cairnes! There multiple routes, just based on how easily you can climb or scale terrain. Other hikers on the trail were very helpful and kept our group motivated. The view from up top is so worth it. Coming down was quicker. we got back to the car around 6pm. A FULL day hike. Most hikers stay the night. ensure you get off the mountain before the sun sets.

Just hiked this on Friday September 28th. The water at Lemah creek was still a bit high so had to cross barefoot. The trail is pretty incredible!

Great hike, wonderful views. Did it in October and trail in very good condition.

hiking
1 month ago

The road up is long and bumpy, lots of washboard and potholes. Beautiful fall colors on the mountainside on the drive up. Maybe 15 cars at the trailhead on a Friday afternoon, but only saw 2 other groups on the trail on the way in. Many other trails and destinations that use this same start point. The trail is more of a walk than a hike, mostly flat with mild inclines. Forest and greenery along the trail, few fall colors. Several stream crossings. Lake is stunning with lots of sandy spots. Saw many parties coming in while I was leaving that looked like they were planning to stay overnight. By far one of my favorite hikes for a quick trip in to a beautiful lake.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m a beginner, I’m a gramma and I’m overweight. I practiced by working my way up to 4.5mile walks around home. Took me 2 hours to get there and 1:40 to get back. Beautiful every step of the way. Gorgeous lake and mountain. My phone said 9.6 miles and 24,450 steps! No Fitbit just the health app on the phone.

As of today no snow on trail via the ridge, there are some parts on the ridge that require scramble experience. We tagged east and west summits, 12 hrs car to car.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of beauty here. Thimble berries still out. Fleabane daisy in bloom. It's possible to get wet in the lake water is warmer than expected. Trail is in great shape. No one was staying at the lake everyone was headed further up to alpine lakes. Great easy day hike for a picnic. The 10 mile dirt road is in fair condition with beautiful fall colors coming into view on the mt. sides. Love this place in Sept. NO bugs at this time. Frost in the morning at 31 degrees.

hiking
2 months ago

Great, easy hike. Lake is absolutely beautiful, could spend the whole day there. Took German Shepherd and wasn’t quite enough to tire him out.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty views through the whole trail, but randomly ends. Took German Shepherd and incredibly difficult walking back down the trail, due to rocks and steepness. He loves the creek, if I went back I would hike about a mile in and stay at the creek.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Stayed one night at marmot and went up to jade as a day hike. Heading up to jade is definitely worth it!

backpacking
2 months ago

This is my favorite place to backpack and camp so far. It’s pretty brutal though, I wasn’t prepared for how relentless the steep and rocky the switchbacks are. I also had a 65 lbs backpack on me, which I wanted to throw off the side of the mountain with a banshee cry. We camped at Tuck and then hiked to Robin the next morning. I definitely needed that break. The hike to Robin was a little confusing but there are two ways. Just follow the cairns and don’t be afraid to ask people as they’re coming down for some direction. We had tons of mountain goats hanging out and walking past our tents, it was amazing. The sunset here was the best I’ve ever seen. My only regret was not having extra time to explore the top of Robin Lake. I need to come back so I can, I just keep remembering the stream of cuss words going through my mind the last 3 miles but it’s worth it. Remember, pack out what you pack in and no fires. There aren’t any trees for bear lines at Robin, so bring canisters or ursacks. Crazy thing is we all had cell reception at Robin lakes, don’t plan on it but don’t be surprised if you do!

ps: You have to drive through a little creek to get to the trailhead. The pot holes are also insanely deep. So bring a vehicle that can handle it.

backpacking
2 months ago

One of my two favorite backpacking destinations. Easy hike past Hyas Lake for the first 3 Miles, then soon after the right turn at the T towards Tuck and Robin, the trail gets relentlessly steep. Trekking poles really help. The trail around Tuck toward Robin is confusing for about a mile, but the AllTrails map helped big time. Cairns help mark the rest of the way up the slabs of rock toward Robin Lakes. The last push is challenging with heavy packs, but the view of Robin Lakes and their surroundings is truly breathtaking. Rainier and Adams were crystal clear in the background, with Cathedral Rock and Mt. Daniel boldly dominating the foreground behind lower Robin Lake. Nights get very cold and windy this time of year so make sure to bring adequate layers. I didn’t, but thankfully my sleeping bag compensated for me being a dunce. Saw 3 mountain goats near our tent on Sunday (9/2) morning. Leave time to take the trail between upper and lower Robin up to the peaks above for dazzling views of lower Robin lake especially, surrounded by miles and miles of cascades. Delighted to see Mt Stuart peaking out once we were up there as well. Couldn’t have asked for better weather during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Soak in the beauty and let it refresh you. I wish I could remember the ranger’s name during our stay at Robin. He was a delightful and friendly man with a game winning smile. Extra kudos to that great guy.

The trail was in pretty good condition and the hike was good overall. There are a few stream crossings where we read others had to get feet wet to cross, however we found water levels to be low and had no issue getting across with dry feet every time. I would definitely rate this as a difficult hike, at least if you're carrying a full pack to stay at the lake overnight. Bugs were minimal and it was great weather for our hike. Marmot Lake is nice, but things were very crowded (Labor Day Weekend admittedly) and camp sites were hard to come by. We got lucky and found a relatively flat spot behind a log, but others were clearly not so lucky and slept on rocks or any other flat surfaces they could find. I rated this hike with 3 stars mostly because while it was nice, there were no views/lakes/scenery that we found that really blew us away or that we couldn't get with much shorter and easier hikes. Basically, the reward felt a little disappointing for the effort put in. Be forewarned, my Garmin 64s said it was more like right under 20 miles round trip from the trailhead up to the end of/south corner of the lake and back.

Highly recommend making it up to Jade in one day if you can manage it. The views are much more dramatic from the top and although there are only 6 “defined” campsites, there is plenty of primitive flat-ish ground for a tent. Thankfully didn’t have to deal with any mosquitoes! Wonderfully beautiful hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike for the family today. Garmin watch clocked hike at 10.38 miles and we did hike in 5 hrs 3 min. Minimal mosquitoes near the lake but otherwise nice hike. Trail is dry and in good condition. No snow. Trailhead parking lot was very full but it was Labor Day weekend.

Did the hike from Marmot to Jade Lake as a day hike and I'm glad we did! The boulder field was a beast to navigate without a pack, I can't imagine if we'd had ours with us. We saw plenty of people camping at Jade and No Name though, so it's definitely doable!

camping
2 months ago

One of my best hikes I’ve ever completed. Robin Lakes were breathtaking!

backpacking
2 months ago

Did this hike as a three day backpacking trip and loved every minute of it. Hike in and camped at Marmot Lake for two nights and then did Jade Lake as a day hike.

The trail was somewhat busy and crowded for Labor Day weekend (we met a ranger on our way up to Marmot and she told us that she counted at least 90 people camping there) but the lake is large enough and the campsites are spread out enough that when we set up camp, we saw maybe half a dozen people nearby.

All in all, weather was great (it did drop to the 30s at night, so come prepared for cold!), we saw maybe a handful of mosquitoes (but they weren't bad), and there were enough people on the trail to follow that the boulder fields weren't too difficult to navigate! Also, we saw dozens of pikas! The only downside to a busy trail is that not everyone followed the Leave No Trace policy. We saw a bag of excrement next to the trail near Jade Lake as well as some other trash along the trail. Just a reminder that there are backcountry toilets at both Jade AND Marmot Lake and, if you're bringing something into the backcountry, please pack it out.

backpacking
2 months ago

Did this hike with 1 night stay at Marmot Lake and day hiked to Jade. Rocky trail, but so worth it. Bugs were not bad. Encountered foggy weather and slight showers. No snow on trails. Fallen trees are only after Marmot lake.

18.08.20

Great trail, and surprisingly few bugs for the area. Looks like they've settled down for the season. Sadly, there was plenty of smoke, even at the lake.

My GPS counted off 18.2 miles, just a heads up!

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