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The last 5 miles to the trail head is slow. A 4 wheel vehicle is needed. I would say it’s more of an overnight camping spot for the amount of work to get there.

hiking
11 hours ago

This is a wonderful hike with spectacular views. Be prepared for high winds and traversing a rock/boulder field.

This is a beautiful hike.

Too hard and far to drive to there.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike. Parked at the PCT trailhead. It was not crowded. The fall foliage and the falls were pretty. October 2018.

Beautiful.

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked in late October. The mixed foliage was so cool. Yellows and greens everywhere. Pretty easy; you can hear traffic from 14 for the first .5-1 mile, it it does eventually dissipate into silence. Not crowded; only saw a handful of hikers. The waterfall was actually more impressive than we expected on an easy hike. Doesn’t feel super remote, but it does feel gorgeous and serene. Cool rock features at the falls. Would certainly do again, especially with novice hikers.

Such great views of surrounding areas of the Colombia River Gorge! Did this a few years back with 2 Cocker Spaniels and they did great besides all the barking!

This was a beautiful hike. Great time of year. No bugs. Easy in and out. Great for kids and dogs.

Still closed as of 11/7/18

did the trail yesterday, just beautiful. Fine signage, great open trail, just a great little hike, and dont miss the waterfall

hiking
12 days ago

I enjoyed this hike, it was perfectly sunny for the first half and then lightly rained the rest of the way. I managed to grab s ok me HUGE tree leaves, same width of my chest as I was going through the hike. worth it, honestly the view points are all beautiful! I did it with my mother in law, wife, and our 2 dogs. easy trail, it is just long so dont forget water.

is this trail still closed??

I think I’m getting spoiled because I really didn’t like the hike even though it’s on many Portland fall 10 ten hiking lists. Too much of it is on roads and you can hear trains and cars most of the hike. The views are nice, but not that special for the area.

Awesome fall hike. Spectacular wilderness views along the way. Going to be sore in the morning!! Great job for the crew that cleared the downed trees

hiking
25 days ago

7.5 miles exactly, including going out to all the viewpoints. I agree that in places it was more than moderate - I started out on the upper loop, on the way back via lower loop there were quite a few rocky spots (including switchbacks up the first rock field), narrow trails in steep areas, etc. In contrast, some parts are gravel, some are firmly packed dirt, and the last mile and a half or so are up a paved road. The waterfall is pretty small, but some great views of the gorge and fall leaves.

hiking
26 days ago

The trail is open but there are warning signs to be extra cautious due to the Sept fatal cougar attack. Mules carrying the search party made a mess of the once smooth trail with hoof sized holes.

Great elevation gain, took us a while, and we did it in the heat. But the view was so worth it!

quick and easy hike, keep right at the fork to go up to the waterfall. some rocky spots but nothing challenging.

I would call it more than moderate for some parts of it

Beautiful view of the falls

Finding this hidden gem is hardest part. We ended up passing it, making a u-turn and then just walking back. I suggest if you just google maps to Panther, park at the very large shoulder (it has a bunch of rocks as a slope to your right) get out of the car and walk back on the right side of the road. Once you see this small rock structure (it’s literally 3 rocks stacked on top of each other), there on the right side of that is the trail to Panther Creek. Short walk to the platform and there in front of you is the massive Panther Creek falls. Definitely worth the drive.

A bit of a workout which was nice. Plenty of inclines, plenty of viewpoints, plenty of resting points. Lower trail is a bit rocky. Trail is well marked with signs everywhere, there's a parking lot with an out house. Enjoy!

Beautiful trail to backpack in the fall. The leaves are vibrant and less people on the trail!

A must do in the Gorge. Definitely deserves the “hard” rating, but more than worth it.

If you are feeling good at the Table Mountain kiosk (about 6.5 miles in) I’d recommend taking Heartbreak Ridge up (right trail). It is extremely STEEP and unrelenting, but a very fun challenge. It includes very steep and short switchbacks and a large rock scramble. Poles definitely recommended for this section. Take the “easier” route on the way down from Table Mountain.

From parking lot to parking lot it took me 5hrs 4mins for 16 miles. I was on a tight time schedule and didn’t have any time for stops.

Not an overly challenging hike, but very peaceful, fairly well maintained in most areas, and a good view of the river by the end!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike, the waterfall at the end is pretty and it wasn't very crowded even with the beautiful weather today. We parked in the lot before the Bridge of the Gods, you'll need a NW Forest Pass to park here.

Great Trail.. loved the waterfalls..

great views!

Great Trail..

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