Tam-a-lau Trail at Cove Palisades State Park is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Culver, OR that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great hike. Been a couple of years since I have done this hike. Awesome views at the top.
Most of the hike was on top of the bluff. The vegetation was juniper & sage which covers most of central Oregon & so therefore pretty "ho-hum". One-and-a-half miles of the trail over look down into the gorge. This can cause a bit of vertigo, but worth the view...this is why it only gets two stars.
A great hike with spectacular views.
Awesome, great for a group of friends
Awesome. Beautiful views, 1st mile is difficult the rest is very easy.
Went in april barely any people beautiful views
A great hike, it's pretty moderate once you get to the top and it has great views of Billy Chinook!
Great views. Some erosion in steep areas. Worth the hike. Moderate for us.
Nice hike, beautiful views. My 4 legged hiking buddy enjoyed it too,
Great hike, nice views, good exercise!
Stunning views of mountains and two of the three rivers that make Lake Billy Chinook. The first mile of the trail is a 600' elevation gain to get to the top, then a nice loop trail around the rim. Be sure to sign the log book!
We're always looking for low elevation hikes to do in the winter here and this is a pretty good one. The trailhead is at 2600' so well below the snow zone. The views of the Deschutes River gorge & Crooked River gorge are just spectacular, especially if you're into geology. Great view of Mt Jefferson, too. Lake Billy Chinook is a wintering area for bald eagles, athough we didn't see any today.
Avoid this trail if the weather's been rainy.
This is a hike-only trail - no bikes (motorized or no) or horses allowed.
The walk to the top of what they call The Peninsula will take your breath away
literally. Its quite a hike, but there are several spots where you can pull over and enjoy the view if youre so inclined.
And, the view of the rivers changes dramatically depending on the season, going from milky green to brilliant blue. Truly an amazing transformation! The Peninsula hike is a loop trail so if you keep to your left at the top where the trail divides you will be able to enjoy the views of the rivers below (Deschutes & later on in the hike the Crooked River) as well as views of the Cascade Mountain Range.
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