On Friday we decided to take a short hike to see local Maxwell Falls in the summer, as we previously hiked it a couple of months ago when it was iced over. We parked in the lower lot and hiked the Lower Maxwell Falls Trail (Forest Service 111).
We arrived at 0900 and by looking at the cars in the lot figured we were the third group on the trail. It starts with a slight incline in a thick lodgepole forest. This made for a cooler hike on the incline. As you get closer to the falls, the trail becomes more rocky.
We made it to the falls around 1015 and enjoyed some breakfast snacks at its base. Met just one other group at the falls, and they were leaving as we arrived, so we pretty much had it to ourselves.
There are some pretty interesting rock outcroppings at the base of the falls. The one we ate beneath was defying gravity.
All in all, a nice 3.9 mile hike to start the day off right.