Angelica G. on Goodman Trail
Trail is mostly shaded by trees and brush with small glimpse of the sun. I didn't run into any waterfalls, however there were a few streams and ponds. Half way into hike is a small lookout, which I guess is the view. Very beautiful. The hike is very strenuous, so I would recommend to stretch prior to hike.
Simple, non-technical ride. Moderately hilly, but not punishing. At the ends of the trail, foot, dog, and other biker traffic gets heavier. I like this trail for training runs and for tune-up rides. Sadly, parking at the the east end is neighborhood and usually packed. Parking at the west end is usually better although there is less space. I do recommend this trail for easy hikes, runs, and rides, just don't expect anything spectacular. It's good for dates, families, and pets.
We took our 7 year old daughter, who enjoyed the playful antics of river otters a bit more than the switchbacks up Misery. Yet rewarded by great views, and a close up of a standalone ecosystem that rubberneckers at the base probably don't suspect is up on top. Great views of monkey rock, from beneath, side and above. Watching world-class rock climbers on impossible routes -- bonus!!
Loved it here! With the elevation, distance and being on cliff side often, small amounts uphill I'd rate this MODERATE not easy.
We went in June beautiful wild flowers rank to one mother son couple. Otherwise the fields of wildflowers were ours. I choose not to summit to tire mountain since it's completely over grown with views no more. I stayed at the last field of sunflowers and wild cucumber plants with my dog and had lunch. Your way out there. I had my handgun. I would recommend spray or gun. Their was cougar and bear prints and poo. Distinct differences. The broken down bones and the berries, roughage
Good hike, besides the fact my friend and I were almost face to face with a full grown black bear. We, of course took proper precautions, but beware. People can downplay the black bear all they want, bring mase or a knife. I would not walk on this trail alone or with a child.
It paved the whole way so rough on the feet and dogs feet. The river is sometimes in view. Theirs a lot of transients and your pretty isolated because of this I wouldn't recommend walking alone. I had to step over a drunk guy and the person with him was in the bushes. Nice walk with a group.
KKEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH! I run this trail nearly 3 times a week and 99% of the dogs are off leash even though the trails are CLEARLY marked saying dogs must be kept on a leash. Well, of course some asshat owner brings an aggressive dog to a 3' wide trail and I got bit! She had leashed the dog to let another runner pass, and she didn't see that runner was running towards me, so I stopped to let that runner pass and as he did, the owner bent down, unleashed her dog and it turned and nailed my calf - BAM. Thank god I was standing still or it would have be serious tearing of flesh! Super aggressive dog. Was growling at me the whole time she was trying to give me the rabies tag info as blood was coming down my leg. I was so pissed at this woman! Lane County and Eugene City have a law that ALL dog bites that draw blood must be reported to the police and animal control. So I did. And I'll be sending her my Urgent Care bill as well. KEEP YOUR DOGS LEASHED!
Stassel Falls is hard to find! This is a great family hike, and for us close to home (by 30 minutes). If you follow the trail and continue straight from the sign pointing to Shellburg Falls for approx .4th of a mile the trail will veer right and there are rocks that outline an unmarked trail. Take the right and for about another .4th of a mile it'll lead to Stassel Falls.
I hiked the McKenzie River trail from the northern end to Tamolitch pool and back. Great backpacking trip, for sure! Hikers and bikers should keep an eye out for each other, especially on narrow parts of the trail and on slopes.
Sahalie and Koosah Falls are both gorgeous and there are trails on the opposite side of the river that are family friendly and easily accessed from the highway.
Great short hike with a gorgeous destination. This is a small section of the larger McKenzie River Trail, which is known nationwide as one of the best mountain biking trails in the country. Watch out for bikers approaching fast while going downhill.
If you are backpacking the McKenzie River trail, there are a few suitable campsites just north of Tamolitch pool off the trail.