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hiking
14 hours ago

The upper trail section is well worth it, but unless you just want the extra miles I'd skip the lower section and turn it into an out and back.

This was a great trail. There was only a little snow in some spots, and we only saw only one other person. The waterfalls were spectacular!

hiking
20 hours ago

Beautiful. You def will need crampons... I did it without and it was so scary. Every slip my life flashed before my eyes. Lol.

hiking
22 hours ago

A wonderful hike, but I would not recommend bringing children this time of year. We brought hiking poles (thankfully) but I still slipped and fell on the ice about 5 times. Definitely worth it, but if you don't have ice spikes on your shoes you will definitely end up sliding on your butt down a hill.

Just finished hiking this trail with my bf and his dog! lovely atmosphere even in the cold winter months. Awesome river spots to stop and take pictures and very calm and quiet paths into the deeper forested area. Love that its dog friendly and didn't have that many people if you go before 10am!

The hike is a must! Each waterfall is amazing! Easy hike

Came here on 12/7/18 roads were icy on the route alltrails takes you on Google maps. Dirt road coming in seemed a lot worse (pit hole riddled) than leaving. There are two vaulted toilet stalls here and they were clean. You can rent cabins at jawbone flats. If you want to do the loop I would make a right at the trailhead for the pools when you first come across the bridge it will be easier to follow if you don't have a preloaded map. This place is a must see the road is easy and opal pools trail is moderate to hard. This trail is 9.9 miles and we finished it in 5.5hrs. In jawbone flats the bathroom is closed for the winter. You can rent cabins in jawbone flats and if you are handicap, you can drive in if you are renting a cabin. Cabin prices are fairly expensive over $100. Jawbone flats is privately owned and surrounded by national forrest. You need a northwest forrest pass to park here or an American the beautiful or day pass. I believe $5/visit/day. We were the first ones on the trail and when we left there were 3 or 4 other cars in the lot on a Friday. There is ice on the trail this time of year in the early mornings so use caution. No drinkable water here if you are doing a day trip here, so make sure you bring plenty of water or have a filtration system. There are people that live here all year long (we saw 3 people that worked in jawbone flats). We saw 3 people and 3 dogs while we were heading back to the car (2 dogs were not on leashes). The small trail on the opal pool side I'd call moderate to hard with some steep climbs and drop offs, it is a single track trail. Lots of place to camp on this side.

walking
2 days ago

It’s an easy hike to a beautiful view. Anybody could do it. Trail is very well maintained and well marked.

Absolutely beautiful! We did this hike yesterday and there was a bit of snow on the trail so be mindful about the weather when you go. Clampons/spikes would be useful!

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike with amazing views. My husband and I really enjoyed it all!

A beautiful hike any time of the year.

fun and easy! bring swimming attire for a fun reward at the top of the trail

beautiful hike! Not strenuous at all, with lots of great scenery. took my husband and I about 3hrs round trip as we stopped ap many time to get amazing photos. highly recommend microspikes if you're going this time of year (december), especially as you get closer to the falls and at the falls if you want to get a closer look.
only reason I'm not giving a 5 out 5 is because there were several people with dogs not on leashes. Please be courteous of other hikers (especially those who actually have their dogs on leashes). I love dogs but dont love being jumped on when I'm trying to enjoy my hike.

We hiked this trail on Thanksgiving Day. It's an easy to moderate hike, with beautiful, striking scenery. It took us just about three hours, with quite a bit of picture taking on the way in, and a pretty good pace coming out.

hiking
6 days ago

Did this Dec 9. The vehicle access road to the trailhead parking lot closes for the winter on Dec. 1 so the hike up the road to the trailhead adds 4.5 miles round trip, making this a 12 mile hike. The log crossing was easy as there is a log handrail next to one of the main crossing logs, so even though it’s icy, you can easily hang on and feel safe as long as the water level is low. Could have used yak tracks in a few icy spots but no need for snowshoes right now. Pretty views of Hood and the falls are beautifully iced over in parts. Almost no one out today due to the weather.

on Trail of Ten Falls

9 days ago

Amazing walk to see a variety of waterfalls, with multiple ones being able to walk behind (you do get a little wet). The walk itself is pretty easy and trail is super easy to follow. The cost into the park is now $5 but it’s definitely worth it

9 days ago

Nice easy walk to two beautiful waterfalls. If you catch it right the sun makes a rainbow just by the falls. Went on 3rd December and trail was a little icy and slippy so be careful. Was very quite as well only us along the trail.

Beautiful hike, perfect For This Time Of The Year, !

We loved this hike today. I wish we could have finished it, but after the first few miles it got too icy to attempt in just hiking boots, so we didn’t make it to Comet Falls. The part we did was beautiful and we’d like to go back with the proper equipment. The is some snow on the trail but it would be passable if not for the ice toward the top.

We actually weren’t able to hike the whole trail because of the snow. We couldn’t make it up to the trailhead in my Honda Civic, so we parked and hiked up. You’ll definitely need snow gear for your car and yourself!

Beautiful day with gorgeous view of Mt! A bit windy but otherwise perfect, no crowds easy parking. Our dog loved it!

This trail is full beautiful waterfalls. Just do not follow Google maps to go to the trailhead. Google Maps will take you on literally a very narrow jungle road. I suggest you use the day time for your entire trip because at night it gets extremely foggy in there. It reduces to visibility to only a few yards. All in all it was a great experience.

Great hike, challenging! Did up and back in just under 3 hours. Some reviews mention rock slides, I felt that it was rocky at points but not necessarily a rock slide. Good boots are a must! Trekking poles are not necessary. Snow at the top in December!

Great creek side trail. Lovely little waterfall. Icicles were a bonus.

We hiked to Blue Pool on 11-26-2018. The trail is well maintained but there are rocks that you have to climb over so be aware that it’s not a flat path the whole way. IMO there could be a few more markers for the viewing outlooks....easy to walk right by when you don’t know to look for them. My watch said we did 4.3 miles, from the parking lot to Blue Pool and back but it’s mostly flat and was no problem for my kids (ages 11 & 10).

hiking
13 days ago

First time summit. Bit of snow towards the top but made for a gorgeous view.

The view is the best part once you get to the falls

The hike starts with a pretty steep incline, but after a mile or so it actually gets very pleasant. There was quite some snow on the trail already. The views, especially at the end, are spectacular. We only encountered a few other people. Really enjoyed this hike!

hiking
13 days ago

Lovely hike. Went up on dec 2nd. Spikes highly recommended for the final 3rd to the falls.

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