Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades
by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)
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I would not consider this a great trail for kids. The elevation combined with the elevation gain had my kids who hike with me a lot breathing hard quickly. The trail is also full of ruts, roots, and rocks. At one point on the trail, it is about 18 inches wide with a very steep incline on the downhill side. The edges are of the trail are also very loose, I myself had a foot go over the edge. The description also discusses the meadows and rock gardens, though the trail head is in a barren parking lot that enters right into the trees. The drive up to it is no recommended in a standard car as the put holes and ruts have easily be a foot deep. The view was incredible, even though the mountain was mostly obscured, but don't believe this to be "moderate for children."
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