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Finally made it and it is spectacular !!! Once you go all the way around the lake cross outflow/spillway and when u see a gully to the left, head that way... just before u cliff-out, look right and u will see the path. Steep climbs are broke-up with somewhat easy meadow walks. Once you find the path it's pretty easy to follow… I honestly had a much harder time coming down… once at the top you can easily find the path to the west. As of today August 16, I really did not have any problems with bugs... but plenty of hornet nest to avoid. Pro tip: if you're running low on water, fill up at lake. There are no water sources beyond that on this boot path. At least not in late summer. Be safe... leave no trace.... have fun!

Finally made it and it is spectacular !!! Once you go all the way around the lake cross outflow/spillway and when u see a gully to the left, head that way... just before u cliff-out, look right and u will see the path. Steep climbs are broke-up with somewhat easy meadow walks. Once you find the path it's pretty easy to follow… I honestly had a much harder time coming down… once at the top you can easily find the path to the west. As of today August 16, I really did not have any problems with bugs... but plenty of hornet nest to avoid. Pro tip: if you're running low on water, fill up at lake. There are no water sources beyond that on this boot path. At least not in late summer. Be safe... leave no trace.... have fun!

hiking
6 hours ago

Great little park close to the city. Really enjoyed the trail walk.

It's a fun little hike! The end is the real pretty part, or I guess what I mean is I wouldn't do the hike if it were not for the pretty falls at the end. The hike on is pretty but nothing special. If you have dogs or young kids getting to the bottom of the falls (where the real view is) would be pretty difficult. We also saw a snake on the rocks getting down there, it was small and didn't appear dangerous but it made me think it would be a good spot for rattlesnakes. If you go, bring a beverage to enjoy below the falls- it's really pretty.

hiking
8 hours ago

Was looking for a hike that was difficult, but not OMG are you kidding difficult. Mailbox was the perfect fit.
Long (more like 11 miles rt), but not too long. Steep, but not insanely so. Trail in really good shape. Took about 4 and a half hours round trip.
Btw, major props to those who worked so obviously hard making a trail through the rocks near the summit. It turned what could have been something daunting into a much easier hike. Thank you for your work.

8 hours ago

surfing
8 hours ago

This trail is definitely a challenge for those who may struggle with hiking uphill. The first half is all uphill, for my kids and I this was 3 hours of uphill. However it was quite possibly the most beautiful trail I've been on this summer and I will absolutely do it again! The lake was warm and great for swimming in, and the hike back downhill was much faster than going up. The environment was diverse and beautiful. Looking forward to this trail in the future.

This is our 4th hike up Excelsior Pass in the past eight weeks ... moving higher as snow disappeared. Yesterday we made it to the Peak. Beautiful and few bugs.

hiking
9 hours ago

hiking
10 hours ago

hiking
10 hours ago

Very freakin hard but totally worth the effort! Beautiful views and would recommend it for experienced hikers!

Pretty good pitch the whole way but worth it.

Doesn't get much easier than this one. Trail is in great shape, paved parking lot. Wednesday morning stroll, and it was surprisingly not busy. Beautiful payoff with very little effort.

hiking
11 hours ago

on Lucia Falls

hiking
11 hours ago

The parking and traffic situation here is terrible, even on weekdays. Not worth it.

The parking and traffic situation here is terrible, even on weekdays. Not worth it.