dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson.
Kimberly S. on Umbrella Falls Trail
a gorgeous hike.
So beautiful! I did this hike in August 2016 solo. If you like waterfalls then don't miss this hike. I started at Wahtum Lake and finished at Eagle Creek campground. Many people stopped at Tunnel Falls if you can do the whole hike do because there are so many falls above there that are note worthy! I cant wait until I can go summer 2017 with a bunch of girlfriends
Not the full loop trail. Just an out and back to the top.
Started out at 6:00 AM. It was about 40°F and dark enough to need head lamps or other lights. Trail was easy and safe though muddy, snowy/icy, and slick in locations. Boots with good traction are recommended if heading out this time of year. I wore a base layer, plus my top layer and a jacket which was plenty for is warmth. Upon arriving at the top, cloud cover was dense enough to restrict visibility to about a half mile but the views were still breathtaking. Wind wasn't too bad though a windbreaker/rain jacket may be useful. The morning mist provided some excellent photos and overall was a very relaxing and beautiful hike. Recommended.