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Tamolitch Blue Pool via McKenzie River Trail

Cascadia, OR

Tamolitch Blue Pool via McKenzie River Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cascadia, OR that features a river 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.

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Recent Reviews

on Three Fingered Jack Stand...
14 hours ago

hiking
16 Completed4 Reviews

Only difficult if you continue past the 5.5 mile mark and climb the scree. The rest of the hike is maybe moderate. The way the trail is cut its a gradual climb. It is a beautiful trip and well worth the miles on your feet, Use your bug spray (which I had left in my car) 'Cause when you get up out of the burned out area, they are hungry little buggers!

on Tam McArthur Rim
1 day ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Excellent trail! The payoff is so worth it! A little steep in the beginning and at the end but not too bad. I would have rated it as moderate but the conditions were perfect when I went. Definitely doing it again soon.

on Three Creek Lake Trail
3 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

It was a tough uphill hike for a newbe. The views were fantastic. Make sure to fill out the day use form at the trailhead, there was a ranger about 1/2 mile in checking hikers for the form.

on Three Creek Lake Trail
3 days ago

hiking
6 Completed5 Reviews

It was a fun hike. Rolled in some snow that was still hidden behind the meadow to cool off.

The water was beautiful, the fishing was great, and you can't beat the view.

on Three Creek Lake Trail
3 days ago

hiking
6 Completed1 Reviews

Breathtaking view of the Tam McArthur Rim. Just a little steep jaunt in the beginning then the hike lays flat. An easy hike for all skill levels. Be sure to bring mosquito spray.

on Tam McArthur Rim
6 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Matthieu Lakes Trail
8 days ago

12 Completed2 Reviews

on Black Crater
8 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Three Creek Lake Trail
9 days ago

22 Completed3 Reviews

on Whychus Creek Falls
15 days ago

hiking
1 Completed0 Reviews

An easy day hike, about 4 miles round trip out and back. Getting to the actual trailhead is a bit rough on the forest service roads but is well worth it! The new trailhead is surrounded by boulders, so park there. You then head down a small hill on the trail, near the river. As you walk along the creek, you are surrounded by bare trees that were destroyed in the pole creek fire. The trail is relatively easy, with only a few inclines but nothing major. When you near the falls, you cant miss the sound of the rushing water! Great views from above the falls.

on Tam McArthur Rim
20 days ago

hiking
12 Completed9 Reviews

Great hike. We went over July 4th weekend. There was still a little snow on part of the trail but still easily done in running shoes. We encountered A LOT of mosquitos. Beautiful view from the top.

on Black Crater Trail
21 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike. I liked it so much that I went up Black Crater twice over a July 4th Holiday Break. The first trip I took my 8 year-old daughter and we made the trip in 4 1/2 hours. There was still snow at the top and we had to hike off the trail and find our way to the summit. I would wait, at least, until July to hike it with a beginner ( just too much snow). The view is amazing at the top.

Two days later, I reached the summit in just under an hour on a solo hike. It's definitely a strenuous hike but the views at the summit are spectacular. If you just need a good workout, it will not disappoint.

on Tam McArthur Rim
21 days ago

hiking
18 Completed6 Reviews

This trail is fantastic. It is a bit challenging but not too terrible and the rewards are views of nearly all mountains in Central Oregon. For those of you who, like me, are afraid of heights, the last bit of the trail is right along the edge of the rim. You can hike through the brush instead and still get to the top.

on Black Crater Trail
22 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Whychus Creek Falls
24 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Dusty and not much trees from forest fire. Will be sunny and hot.

on Little Belknap Crater
24 days ago

hiking
18 Completed6 Reviews

This hike is worth the 360 degree view at the summit of Little Belknap. That being said, plan to make this a day hike because walking across all that rocky lava is pretty tiring, especially on the decent.

on Black Crater Trail
24 days ago

hiking
34 Completed10 Reviews

Long steep climbs, re-warding view at the top.

on Black Crater Trail
26 days ago

hiking
15 Completed12 Reviews

This was a cool hike. I went on a Sunday in late June and there weren't many people on the trail. You'll see a sign for the trailhead after you pass the viewpoint and it will be to your left. You don't need to pay a fee, you just have to fill out a self issued permit.

There are a lot of fallen trees on the trail in the beginning which was kind of annoying but fun at the same time. There was quite a bit of snow near the top, but you really don't need any snow gear. I hiked up in shorts with no trekking poles or anything. You just have to be really careful.

The views at the top are amazing. I got up there at about 5pm and I was the only person up there and the last person off of the mountain. Such an amazing experience being alone surrounded by such beauty! Just be sure to bring bug spray because I nearly got eaten alive.

I slid down on the snow part of the way back down but I lost the trail and kind of got lost for a while. It took about 2 hours to get to the summit and 2 hours to get back just because I lost time due to losing the trail. I would definitely consider doing this hike again.


1 month ago

Trees where blocking the road so we weren't able to make it to the trail. Really bummed.

on Green Lakes Trail #17
1 month ago

6 Completed1 Reviews

I loved this hike! There are so many beautiful scenes. The trail was complicated during this time of year due to snow covering the path. We ended up hiking 13 miles instead of the 9 miles that it shows but it was well worth the effort! I do wish they had more signs to guide you through the path.