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walking
13 hours ago

Easy hike with some beautiful views

Phenomenal! The peak is definitely worth it, and Boca Cave is easy to find and really cool. Hike up is a bit brushy, not to difficult.

Hiked it to Lake Paulina and back! So beautiful and inspiring with the river and water falls inspiring us to finish!!

Easy, bit longer than expected with all the side trails, but fun. Amazing views of the Fall River. My border-jack lead the way.

Great hike! Steep, but rewarding views and wildflowers.

It was a nice little walk near the river. Given what this trail is, it was nice. Family friendly with picnic tables and plenty of parking. Not much to explore other than the one short trail. Nice place for a picnic but not for exploring or serious hiking.

hiking
1 day ago

This was a great hike with mild elevation change. Went on a clear day and the view from the peak is amazing. On one side you have mountains and the other you see the ocean.

I did this on 11-12. It was very difficult and snow/ice were everywhere after the first mile. If you’re going to attempt it have an ice axe and crampons. It was super sketchy coming down with the snow melting and soft. The views were first rate and incredible at the top but be prepared.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike! We started on the Wolf Tree Trail side and would recommend going the other way down the River Trail. You have to go up no matter what, but can’t recommend the south full sun option. We sweated our way to the top and found the other side very mild.
Bring LOTS of water. Even in November it was needed. Gorgeous views and you can see a Golden Eagle nest from Wolf Tree trail.

Pleasant easy hike with just a little hill climbing. The old growth forest was beautiful.

Great hike! The trails is iced over in quite a few places. You might want to use cleats or hiking poles to keep from going for a slide.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice steady graded hike, best to use spikes due to snow and ice making walk down unsafe. Moraine Lake is spectacular, views super, and the solitude healing.

i have been going here for decades and i am so disappointed its packed people parked along the road tubs nasty and packed thank you social media... i most likely only be going in the dead of winter now

We did this hike 11/12/18 If you are coming from the south, (Cottage Grove side) Rd. 1751 is closed due to a landslide about 2 miles before the trailhead, you can park at the road closure and hike the road up to the trailhead. This turns the hike into an almost 7 1/2 miler. If you want to stay with just hiking the Mt. June trail itself, I would come in from the north side.

Walked my wife with a wheel chair. With well worn boards it was a little harsh to control. A good path to restore to former glory .

Trail begins across the road from parking area. Follow the signs for Snow Creek. It intersects Metolius Windigo. Good signage. Creek crossings significant for November and partially frozen but doable. 4.5 miles of surreal burn area with spectacular (though obstructed) views of Sisters. Did this on a blue sky day in November. Watch for the turn to Golden Lake. I missed it and had to backtrack. Golden Lake is worthy with scenic Broken Top as backdrop. South Sister view is also great from meadow.

Nice, shorter hike with some falls included! I will say that it’s rated on here as easy, but I did not find that to be the case. The trailhead sign even says that it’s “More difficult”. Plenty of uphill climbs on the way in. Totally worth it though! Went on a Sunday and didn’t run into anyone on the trail.

trail running
4 days ago

PERMIT REQUIRED (Online purchase) . Fantastic trail after the first 3 miles. I ran the loop clockwise in early October and saw only one other group of hikers. There were a couple of water filter opportunities, but I wore a pack with 2 liters and didn’t need it all running in cool weather.
Views of the mountains were stunning. The obsidian was sparkling and fall foliage was bright yellow, in contrast to the evergreens.
I plan to come back during mosquito season to see the wildflowers that were brown this time of year.
Highway 242 is closed from November to whenever the snow melts, so access is cut off during the winter.

Definition of a steady incline from the start to finish but wasn’t too difficult. Views from the top are incredible!

on Black Butte Trail

4 days ago

Amazing views!

Nice dusk walk along the river. Pheasants. Fish jumping. Sunset thru to the trees. Very relaxing.

I really love hiking this Trail. It is rated moderate, but I think it is fairly easy. The view at the top is well worth the hike!!!!!

Very pretty, starting to get snow now though

hiking
5 days ago

A great hike with breathtaking views. Hiked this today with a family of 5, 10 years being the youngest and a energetic dog. Mid-November and it was a cool start, still plenty of hikers! Very popular trail. I was worried reading some of these reviews that this was going to be challenging. The kids were just about to think it was when we saw the watch towers and knew we were close. We used a Garmin and found it to be about 2.4 miles to the top. (and as stated in other reviews, it is up, the whole way!). We made it in about 70 minutes up and 50 minutes down, in good tennis shoes, nothing fancy. Path is relatively soft and easy to walk, top has more rock “stairs” and can require more careful footing. As stated, it was cool today, if hiking on a warm day, start early and bring plenty of water. Had a great time, highly recommend!

It is 35 minutes from Sisters, and all but the last mile+ were good/great roads. The last little bit is rough but doable. Not a lot of parking, both lots full when we left and it is not peak season. But there is a pit toilet at the trailhead.

We are an active family, young children and inactive people will likely need to take their time.

Great place to hike! Restrooms available. Lots of water scenes, waterfalls, and forrest to explore. Flat and easy marked trails. Dog friendly as well.

THERE IS NO HIKING TRAIL!!!!!

hiking
5 days ago

Quiet and peaceful. Great during the summer, not to crowded, the water isn’t too cold.

Sweet trail, pretty easy, and theres a super cool helicopter pad and lookout at the top! Amazing drive to the trailhead too.

Really easy summit hike and great to see both the cave and the peak at the top! Great camp spot up there too. NOTE: when going to the cave you will go through a burned forest area and the trail is relatively difficult to follow so keep your eyes peeled. It's a scramble with lots of loose rock, but doable if careful

I snowshoed this trail in march and it was so fun! Flat, and accessible. Some were mountain biking it.

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