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    14 hours ago
    Like others, I'd give it 4 stars to compensate the amazing views but account for the crowds . This one is filled with unprepared hikers, families, and pets. The last scramble is not good for dogs-- be a responsible pet owner! Road is rough but I've seen Priuses and mini coops get up there. Just be slow and pull over for trucks who want to pass you.
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    6 days, 12 hours ago
    First hike in Alaska! Palmer. With relatives and dog Newton.
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    2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Great hike with moderate vertical, nice creek and high ridge-line with great views.
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    2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Nice short hike that nets you outsized 360 view for the level of effort required. One star ⭐️ deducted because it is a ZOO when weather is nice. And what’s up with so many people bringing their dogs for this hike? There was a pair of young women with an obviously overheated husky, trying to force the poor dog to scramble the last rocky part under the lookout. How on earth they were going to make that dog to go up the metal ladder to lookout is beyond me. Best to avoid sunny weekends. Road to the TH is riddled with many deep potholes so high clearance vehicle is recommended.
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    1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Got to trailhead about 8 and still there was parking. Walked up and around the lake - trail is wet and snow patches near the trail on the lake but trail is completely snow free. Beautiful waterfalls coming off the Pilchuck face.
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    8 months, 3 weeks ago
    This is a moderate hike up to the Mt Pilchuck lookout. In the summer you can drive all the way to the TH but in spring you'll need to hike/ski from the gate which adds many miles. If the lookout is unlocked, you may stay there overnight. In late spring it is best to carry an ice axe and know how to use it as the trail is under snow and there are some steep places.
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    11 months, 4 weeks ago
    Two friends and I just hiked Lake Twentytwo for the first time since I was a child. My mom has quoted my 6 year old self exclaiming how beautiful the hike was many times over the last 20-something years, so my expectations were set pretty high! At the top, I wasn't disappointed, though I was surprised my child-self was able to make it up those rocky sections so many years ago. I did this hike because 1) I love alpine lakes 2) I had my little puppy in tow, so didn't want anything too difficult for her and 3) I didn't want to drive too far. At the top, we were pleasantly surprised with how few mosquitos there were (I forgot bug spray), and had a fantastic swim that wasn't as cold as I was anticipating. We had a nice rock to jump into the water all to ourselves. And for such a popular hike (and a pretty full parking lot for a Friday afternoon), I was also surprised that the lakeshore wasn't more crowded. Too bad there's no camping up there, but glad they're able to protect such a gorgeous lake!
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    1 year ago
    The hike is a bit of a climb, but you're rewarded with views from the hut at the top.
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