Umbrella Falls Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
#10 of 135 trails in

Umbrella Falls Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Hood, OR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until September.

4.0 miles 871 feet Loop

hiking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 to Highway 35. Follow 35 northeast to the access road for the Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area (about 15 miles past Government Camp). The trailhead is located 0.2 miles below the gated entrance to the ski area and is marked with a sign.

5 days ago

Easy trail, even in the rainy season.

15 days ago

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22 days ago

1 month ago

Uphill the whole way but it's with it!! I went counter clockwise and had to stop quite a few times. The falls and the surrounding forest are beautiful !

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Going clockwise is definitely the way to go. Less intense uphill. Great 5 mile hike.

3 months ago

Nice trail. 2 hours and 5 miles round trip at moderate pace. Head clockwise from the upper trailhead to avoid the more intense uphill.

3 months ago

Rather crowded trail. Steep narrow upper part of the loop crossed several downhill skiing runs. The other half of the loop was much nicer. Sahale falls rather unremarkable.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Easy hike with a waterfall and great views of the summit of Mt. Hood.

3 months ago

It was fantastic! Great variety the falls is beautiful

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4 months ago

We went the end of July and there were amazing amounts of wildflowers. There was so much to see along the way!

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Gorgeous! Umbrella Falls was even more beautiful -and bigger- than I expected. From the Elk Meadows TH we ventured up through snag-filled woods and meadows of wildflowers and crisscrossing streams. We were treated to views of the valley below and Mt Hood above. Even passing under the chair lifts was interesting. The view of the mountain and river at the top of the waterfall was worth the scramble. Due to time constraints, we did an out and back then drove to the old highway bridge just a short distance away to view lovely Sahale Falls.

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5 months ago

Easy hike to the Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls. We had a picnic next to the falls

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5 months ago

I have come here multiple times, it's one of my favorite waterfalls in the PNW! The long hike is great and gorgeous, but there's also a short hike just off the road going up to Meadows Ski Resort. Very easy to spend a whole day here just enjoying the waterfall and wading in the pools below and above it!

1 year ago

If you park at elk meadows the trail is well groomed and clean. It is mostly up hill to the falls so be ready. We did see a few deer along the path as they were munching on some plants and didn't mind that we were pretty close to them. When you get to the fork in the path at the big rock, go up the trail in order to see Umbrella Falls. Once you're there. Climb to the top of the falls to see Mt Hood. Then head down to see Shalie Falls, which in my opinion was better than Umbrella. Although the climb down to the bottom of the falls is definitely not family friendly!

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1 year ago

Awesome trail took the whole family and the dog's . Very dusty and busy this time a year . You have to park at the elk meadow trail head to get to the cross trail. going up the trail was gorgeous . make sure you go up at the big rock not down you'll miss the falls. So worth the hike umbrella falls is beautiful . We did the loop and saw sahalie falls also , the last bit down to the actually falls not family friendly but the trial to left will take you down to the road and bridge and you can get a great look at it , then take the service road right back to the car .

1 year ago

1 year ago

We parked up the road and only had .5 mile easy walk to the falls. You can do the hike but we didn't have time. It's a very pretty area. There was nobody there while we were there so it was very peaceful.