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Very easy trail and is well maintained. Was able to walk through without feeling a need to stop. Seemed difficult for people with dogs because of the amount of people on labor day. Lots of poison oak the whole way as well. The waterfall is very relaxing and pretty.

Great trail for beginners. There was one spot towards the end that got a little steep and may be hard for some people. Beautiful scenery the whole way and not too much traffic. Will definitely be doing again!

Trail unsustainable, crowded parking lot. Not sure where the day use fees go. Graffiti everywhere, used tampon sitting in the middle of the hot spring. All in all nature ruined by humans.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice easy hike. Quiet.

Trail is not marked except for a small sign on a tree. It's easy to go the wrong way when trying to hike down to the parking lot. Clothing is optional there so beware if you don't want to see naked people.
There are at least 9 pools each ranging from very hot to luke warm. One pool is near the river. The 4th pool up is my favorite. It has a great view of the gorge and river.
The incline on the hike is 1,000 ft long. There are rocky areas. There is hand rail on the area that has difficult footing.
I highly recommend seeing Tokepee Falls just 3 miles from the hot springs.

hiking
1 month ago

Great first hike for our two pups. It was beautiful and had some great spots along the trail for them to enjoy the water. There was a lot of poison oak at the start of the trail but it did not last long.

I really enjoyed this trial. It is really easy and short. It looks completely dry in the way up to the falls, but once you get there, you’ll see that there is plenty of water, enough to enjoy the view. Make sure to bring some dry clothes because the two pools, upper and lower, look so attractive! I didn’t bring it and it was a shame. The place wasn’t crowded, just four people beside us.

fishing
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful! Had an amazing time. The fire damage, yet heartbreaking, is interesting in itself. We caught some Brown Trout of the the larger lake and they were beautiful! I recommend visiting!

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and our 5 kids, ages 16-2 1/2 to Yakso Falls in August 2018. As others have said, it is a long drive, but I think it was worth it as there is a campground with a day use area and another set of falls right next door. The hike was easy for everyone including our 2 year old daughter. The falls were not gushing, but still had plenty of water coming down and the pool at the bottom was crystal clear. Two of us jumped in and swam in the pool, which was freezing cold! Overall, a very nice hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end. 4 Stars only because the drive up the gravel road is on the long side.

My favorite down 138. There's something about these falls that just make me so happy every time I see it. Easy trail. I like to bring a lunch and eat it at the falls.

I love this trail if I'm looking for a quick, easy walk to a pretty falls. Depending on when you go it can either be busy or very quiet. The mosquitos can get bad in the summer near the falls, but overall one of my favorites.

backpacking
1 month ago

First day my daughter and I hiked in from the east trailhead. It was a nice hike and not as much burn damage as from the west trailhead. I then drove to & camped two nights at the west trailhead off of Little River Rd. Definitely would have been a 5 but there was so much burn damage from the fires last year it wasn’t as scenic as before the fire. Also there was smoke from fires in southern Oregon that made the views smoke-filled. The lakes are good for fishing & swimming in the summer. Beautiful spot. The forest will recover from the fires in a few years and all will be lush once again. No mosquitos mid August.

Easy and Fun hike with kids and dogs. Trail follows water most of the time. Beautiful cave/crack in rocks that the kids loved. Easily completed this and Susan Creek Falls before nap time with 2 year old in backpack and 4 year old hiking. Busy during summer and weekends.

Easy hike and wheelchair/stroller accessible. My 4 year old had fun running ahead and reading the info signs along the trail. Rare to have the waterfalls alone during the summer & weekends.


We easily completed this trail and Falls Creek Falls in one day without complaints from the kids.

Fun hike up and down along the Umpqua River to the finale with Lemolo Falls. I also wish I could have had more time to hike to the bottom of the falls instead of the viewpoint on the side. Still and amazing experience.

Love this hike. Short enough you can enjoy other hikes in the area.

An easy out and back hike. Great falls to cool off under.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful walk in from the trailhead beginning from the south. We walked along a gorgeous, tree-shaded path along the river the whole way. Light traffic, only passed maybe 3 other parties both ways. The trail recorded ends at a top-down view of the falls (wish we had known it was also accessible from the base).

One of my favorite hikes, especially in the Fall.

Easy hike. Beautiful drive if you are entertaining an out of town family.

hiking
2 months ago

Did the trail that takes you to the side view from above and it’s pretty hard to see the falls, but still an amazing experience. The Umpqua River is gorgeous and powerful and you hike along it almost the whole time. Many little trails that go down to the water where you can sit and put your feet in! THE MOSQUITOES ARE TERRIBLE! So bring lots and lots of bug repellent. I have 40+ mosquito bites and they are terrible! But still worth it!!!

hiking
2 months ago

My first trip to visit family in Oregon I was able to come see the falls. From Kentucky we hike all the time and this was a nice hike for our kids. Water was cold but that didn't stop them from getting in. Hope to visit again one day.

walking
2 months ago

Good family hike, fairly easy and not a ton of elevation gain. Easy for adults and very do able for kids

Is the water shallow enough to walk up under the falling water? How deep is it? The first time I went I had socks, cotton clothing, wallet, etc. This time I'm going prepared to swim! This is so pretty, I'm bringing several friends this Saturday.

Has a cool vibe and would recommend if you are able to make the trip. It seems there can be some sketchy people in the area, but everything was fine for us. :)

backpacking
2 months ago

Moderate hike from the hemlock side. Nice lakes Mosquitos weren’t too bad, but there was definitely an over abundance of them. The worst part was seeing all the toilet paper and poop holes people have left behind. If you’re going to dig a hole to use at least fill it in and pack out your toilet paper. Just behind every downed tree in the burned out section someone used the area as a toilet.

Glorious all the way in with a spectacular finish at the falls. Loved every step of the way!

Absolutely love this trail. I take anyone that comes and visits me from out of town to this spot. By far one of my top 5 favs so far on the north umpqua.

mosquitos are really bad right now so bring lots of repellant. Beautiful waterfall!

Sooooo pretty! Even ground, well maintained path.

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