Best Wildflower Hikes Washington
by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
This trail was along the river and beautiful. We went in September and it was still warm and nice. It starts out along the river and then climbs up for awhile. We didn't make it to the end but it's a nice day hike. Not many people were on it so it's quiet and private.
We were looking for an easy overnight backpacking trip - this one fit the bill perfectly. There weren't many flowers unfortunately but the hike following the river was excellent. The hike along the road at the start wasn't a big deal, didn't feel like a road since it appears it is never really used.
At about 3 - 3.5 miles in we found an amazing campsite right on the river with a great fire pit and spot for our tent. We brought our dog along and she loved the whole trip.
There were hardly any mosquitoes or flys which was a nice surprise since they were a ton at Tumwater campground which is where we stayed the night before. It didn't get very cold or windy at night.
I'd definitely do this trip again, worked out perfect for us.
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