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question: is this a 9.2 mile hike from start to finish back to your car, or do you double the miles 9.2 mi in and 9.2 mi out??? thanks

hiking
18 days ago

This is my personal favorite of the PNW. There is so much history and beauty along this trail. Trail and bathrooms are well maintained. Artifacts and remnants are scattered not far off trails, please do not disturb them. Lots of interpretive signs that talk of the avalanche and current railways. Always a joy to visit when on the way to Leavenworth.

Three years ago. This was my wife and I first time snowshoeing, what a trip! We want to go back during the spring to hike our path to see the difference between snow and trail. Most fun we have every had snowshoeing. Not recommended for a first timer, we were lucky during the winter time and were a couple of greenhorns as they come. Read up on area difficulty and know what your getting into. Awesome place to go!!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked the lower and upper grade today for the first time, it was really nice. Be aware the upper grade was at least 1/3rd flooded out due to all of the rainfall (especially along the snowsheds), so bring some waterproof boots or wellies. Great pics and the dog loved it otherwise.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

good day hike, broke half of the trail in two-three feet deep snow to the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Completed another solo hike today! I stopped by the Iron goat interpretive site for a few minutes, then arrived at the Martin creek trailhead to the Iron goat trail. The first 2.75 miles is flat and easy, but with lots of historical scenery.

I went on further to Windy point where I immediately gained elevation and added 3 miles to the total. I wanted to continue on to Wellington, which is the exact location of a massive avalanche that claimed over 100 lives in 1910, but that would have added another 6 miles round trip, and I was running out of time.

That just gives me an excuse to return next year!

Fantastic trail it is part of the famous PCT . The lake is beautiful !

hiking
2 months ago

Spectacular fall foliage! Not a person in site for most of the day. The dogs loved the leaves and water falls. We loved the amazing photo opps!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike

hiking
3 months ago

The most amazing thing I’ve seen in nature! The snow everywhere around the lake was beautiful. Stunning scenery.

Easy access to falls

trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful fall trail run, even with technical rocky bits and some particular creek/water crossings.

hiking
3 months ago

First time hiking this trail and was not disappointed! Long, gradual inclines at the beginning followed by numerous switchbacks towards the peak. LOTS of snow up at the top. Up to 2 ft of powder in some places. Trail got pretty slick on the way down as the temperature got warmer and the snow melted. Not a lot of people earlier in the morning but passed a good amount on the way down. Views were beautiful at the top and the trail itself was a stunning winter wonderland in the evergreens.

hiking
3 months ago

Currently closed

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great hike. The trail is beautiful, with a large section of old-growth forest to walk through. The trail is a steady easy-moderate grade with no steeps! The view is beautiful, and it was dog-friendly for my Golden Retriever. IHowever, I went to see fall color and was disappointed there was very little on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

a beautiful hike!! Some very big trees along the way to keep you company :)

Pretty area with history along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great hike! Got to see some gorgeous fall color.

Came in from the Smithbrook side. Absolutely stunning.

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