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walking
23 hours ago

Beautiful views, very steep incline with very rocky trails. getting to the top made the journey worth it! Some snow at close to the summit. A little bit muddy but not too bad. Wildflowers eveywhere right now!

Beautiful views from the top. It's a steep incline the whole way up. The last mile and half or so from the top there is still snow that you have to walk on. Bring a lot of water there is a small steam of water in the beginning of the hike, and almost to the top there's another stream due to the melting snow. Driving to this trailhead is a lot smoother of a drive than the silver star (ed' s trail) side

Several trails but not well identified. muddy in places

Still some snow up top but great hike!

Not well marked, we got lost several times, no good place to park.

Nice trail for walking and biking.

trail running
29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Pros: Close to Portland Metro Area, so if you don't want to spend a lot of time driving to a trail you can get here relatively quickly from town. Has a variety of scenery, a couple of creeks, meadows, forest, and WSU campus. Dogs allowed.
Cons: There are many crisscrossing and parallel trails that are not well signed so it can be easy to lose your bearings. On the other hand, it is surround by suburbs on every side, so you couldn't get lost in the wilderness. I did find that using the All Trails app on my cell phone GPS, with the "Satellite" layer turned on allowed us to see where we were.