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hiking
9 hours ago

Good place to take your dogs and to go for a stroll. This place is very close and convenient in my residential area for a short hike with the feeling of "nature". Though, not a place to "get away".

Was the only one on this trail in early August during the time of the fires in British Columbia. Smoke obscured the views but made for a great sunset. Vampire flies were annoying but I had bug spray which helped. The road is rough in places and my low to the ground Hyundai required me to almost come to a halt to keep from bottoming out in the deep potholes. I need a Jeep. I noticed the medium rating for this trail but I was sore for three days afterwards. I assume it is because of the short distance since the trail is very steep for the last half. I must be getting old.

We were there Sunday and this is my all time favorite hike! Highly recommend!

We were blessed with great weather for amazing views today! It surely is a steep inline of a hike at many points so work in time for rest. A little fog/smoke covering full views of Mt Hood and Mt St Helen but outstanding views of Rainier from many angles and landscapes. If planning to hike the loop up to Panoramic and down Golden Gate or Skyline Trail, wear good hiking boots and bring poles if unsteady. The way down has some snow passes and loose rocks and dirt that are easy to slide down in sneakers! Also reinforcing all who offered the advice for sunscreen be it cold or cloudy- there is little shade. Drink water and there is a toilet at Panoramic point- good to know with little tree/bush coverage to hide in. Bring camera and enjoy (but don't pick) wildflowers! If you can check out the falls near Paradise Inn- they are worth it. We saw two deer, a handful of marmots, one black bear, and chipmunks galore. Happy Hiking!

scenic driving
10 hours ago

Gorgeous drive. Loads of ripe blackberries along the look out points.

Very shady hike - perfect on a hot sunny day. Lightly trafficked until about 2pm then more moderately trafficked. Keep an eye out for giant slugs!

backpacking
10 hours ago

The trail isn't too rough for the first few miles. My husband and I went up to Tuck lake for one night, then headed out to Marmot for our second. At one point you hike fairly far down into a meadow covered with flowers and other flora. There are plenty of little streams to get water from if you need it. The hike up to Marmot is a little tough (maybe harder in our minds because we had done a difficult hike the first day of our trip). There are plenty of campsites at Marmot. There were around 8 groups camping comfortably there during our stay. We saw some prints that looked like they belonged to a large cat of sorts, so we used the buddy system if either of us needed to use the "restroom" at night. The hike to jade is pretty difficult. My phone says it was about 5.5 miles round trip, but half of it you are climbing up rocks. Follow a dirt path all the way around Marmot lake to the edge. From there, you'll start climbing rocks and following cairns on the way. The cairns do a great job of marking the path, so keep an eye out for them. Jade lake has about 3 campsites, and No Name lake has 2 or so. You can't beat the view and pictures do not do the color of the lake justice. Highly recommended!

Did the whole thing up to the glacier and didn't think the views were worth that extra steep climb. Coming down I would have much rather just gone to Doubtful Lake and then headed back. The trail up until the pass was fantastic.

backpacking
11 hours ago

The hike up to Tuck is extremely difficult (especially with full packs). It's very steep and you gain 1100' over a mile. The view was amazing and definitely worth it though. My husband and I decided not to go on to Robin due to the fact that we were only on day 1 of a 4 day trip and didn't want to push ourselves. There were plenty of campsites right as you came on the lake; I counted 4 total, and I believe there are more around the other side of the lake. If you decided to stay at tuck, I advise climbing up part-way to Robin just for the view.

View of Rainier through clouds is completely worth it

An incredible view of the Snoqualmie valley and surrounding watershed awaits the visitor. This is a heavily trafficked trail, well maintained, with reasonable inclines and heavy canopy. I went in late spring on a mostly cloudy day, which was still beautiful. The massive rock outcropping at the top provides ample room for visitors, and a near 300 foot drop to the forest and lake below. Very enjoyable, and a nice, short distance.

hiking
12 hours ago

Beautiful hike through the forest with small waterfalls and streams. The trail passes through the front of the lake for the last mile or so if you're coming from the campgrounds.

hiking
13 hours ago

This was a good hike with nice views. The road up to the trail is very rocky and narrow with multiple switchbacks so be prepared. The hike it's self is pretty easy, I little longer then stated, I clocked in at 8.2 miles. The views of Mt Rainier are amazing and then you go into the woods and come out to another amazing 360 view when you reach the top! A few mountain bikers but not much traffic at all. Nice hike overall.

hiking
13 hours ago

I loved this hike! The views were breathtaking!
Not very difficult in my opinion. Good for dogs.
Comfortable incline and moderately trafficked (I went on Tuesday around 1pm. On weekends, it's probably heavily trafficed.

Highly recommend!