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The sun is coming up over the horizon and it is the start to another picture perfect day. The high yesterday was 57º with a low of 33º. I have some trail information for you.
1.) Alum Cave is in great shape. The ice is melting and most hikers have come up that trail.
2.) Rainbow Falls trail is in good shape as well. Folks are making it up with no problems.
3.) Bullhead trail is still extremely icy in sections. Would only attempt if you have ice traction for your boots.
4.) Boulevard trail is extremely icy on the upper section. The sun does not hit that part of the trail so the ice lingers. I would only use this trail if you are in good hiking condition and have ice traction for your boots.
5.) Trillium Gap trail is still icy in certain sections. Remember the trail head is closed. You can use Trillium if you park at Rainbow and us the connector trail which adds another two miles to your hike. We do not recommend this if you are not an avid hiker. This can be a long hike and tougher under the current conditions.
For now, we are suggesting people use the Alum Cave trail. It is in the best condition and there are plenty of people on it if you have any issues.
Be safe and don't forget to bring plenty of layers with you. Drink plenty of water and carry snacks for the hike. And always, always, always carry a flashlight. We will see you at the top. Happy trails.
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