At first the thought of paying to enter was a turn off, but ended up being well worth the cost! Plus the money goes to conserving the area and that is all worth it! The informational CD they give you when you enter was a great bonus. It goes along as you drive up the mountain and stop at various trails and attractions. The bears were amazing to watch, the mountain lion didn't come out for us though. Still, the animals are a nice bonus. We hiked two of the trails, with 3 children, without a problem. The swinging bridge, does not swing, but the views and experience is beyond amazing. We will be back for sure!
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