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hiking
2 days ago

Great hike!

great for newbs and experts alike. a little muddy but hey its oregon and its January. couldn't ask for anything more.

I made it to the top today and it took all the will power I had. Didn’t get the sunny view but will try sometime in the summer again when I’m in much better shape! The views came out intermittently, and I was able snag a couple fun scenes.

Great hike that is challenging but short. It has some nice views and good climb.

If you have a dog, there are a fair amount of sharp rocks on the trail and there is also steel mesh. If your dog doesn't have tough enough paws its likely they will get cut, and there are sections where the steel has rusted.

Nice urban hike opportunity! Gorgeous flora and fauna. Majestic redwoods. Well traveled trails that are very well marked and have good signage.

we did this trail Jan. 12, 2019 and we were blessed with amazing clear blue skies. The trail would be good for kids 8+. For being the middle of winter, the trails were in wonderful condition. so nice that it felt like the middle of summer. I wore trail running shoes and did just fine.

backpacking
9 days ago

easy hike with a wonderful ending!!!

hiking
9 days ago

Great views of St. John!

A few decent sites to see, but not really worth the admission fee.

Nice trail so close to the city. No particular views or so, just nice forrest. Definitely second part up to wildwood trail made the difference. There the trail gets more narrow with less people. One moderate hill in the middle, fairly flat for the rest. Parking might be a challenge on busy and sunny days.

little muddy in places but nice....creek views were nice

Nothing that great but for being in West Linn it's a nice area for toddlers & the retirement.
No views, bridges were damaged & some trails were closed off for repairs.
I did enjoy that the nature center offered patches & stickers of the other State Parks.
Haven't seen that in any other ones.
Definitely just one to mark off the list of just being there once before, doubtful I'll be returning.

hiking
16 days ago

Went and hiked out to the waterfall with my wife on 4 Jan. Trail was muddy is some spots, but nothing severe. The suspension bridge was fun to cross and I enjoyed the lower view of the fall, which is going strong this time of year.

The hike was short and easy, even with the optional North Loop trail. Boots recommended.

Amazing view of Mount St. Helens & Mount Hood. If your looking to see the sunrise, not the trail to go on, but the nature and view will take your breath away.

Beautiful easy hike. The elevation is gradually and comes on at a steady pace. Took my wife and kids. Ages 5 and 6. My one year old went into my Phil and teds carrier and onto my back. Highly recommended.

hiking
20 days ago

Kicked my butt, but it was an amazing hike with wonderful views. Did it New Years Day, parking wasn’t full even at 10am. Saw a decent number of people. We brought our 75lb Shepherd/golden mix and highly recommend booties for any dogs on the mountain, especially near the top. We put his boots on around 1.75mi up the mountain when the chain link became prevalent on the ground. Bring lots of snacks, the elevation is harder than it seems! Be careful of ice covering the path near the top. Would love to go back again.

hiked this in July 2018. get to the trail Head before 9am or you don't get a parking spot on summer weekends. the hike is doable for most. gorgeous views but really crowded on the weekends.

I loved this location! Lots of trails to choose from here. Adorable bridges to cross over the creek. Some moderate hills to climb, but not difficult at all.

hiking
28 days ago

Hiked in light rain and the trail held nicely. The North Loop was in good shape also. The approach road was easy in a rental sedan: paved all the way and about 16' wide. That said, I wouldn't try to get a camper up here: tight turns, low branches, and very little turnaround space at the trailhead. Loved this hike.

Amazing! Such a spiritual experience!!!

My favorite Oregon hike to date, and I’ve been hiking here about 15 years.

29 days ago

Not bad, but not my favorite city hike.

easy 2.6 mile hike. highly recommend it. the waterfall was super pretty and the bridge above it was very neat!

I rented a yurt at the Cape Lookout campground. The views from the beach there where you can see southern side of the peninsula rival the actual point itself, really a beautiful place.

I left around 9:30am on a Wednesday and didn't see anyone till I got to the trailhead for the point trail. The point trail I saw a few people. Highly suggest doing both trails in one shot, it's only ~9.2 miles though I spent a lot of time going off to the beach. The North Trail itself is IMO more beautiful than the point trail (though you can't beat the end of the point trail of course).

The only dicey part is where you have to climb up a steep point parallel to a waterfall. Wouldn't want to do that if it were raining hard, otherwise it was appropriately moderate. What a beautiful hike!

Insanely fun for the kids and the dog! Will definitely enjoy this park in the future

Beautiful, went in rainy December and the trail was in good shape.

Hiked this in early December, it was beautiful and my first time up! Definitely bring lots of clothing layers and good hiking shoes, it was very slick and icy in some spots.

Best mountain in Oregon that I’ve been on.

Great place for trail running. Just get on the trail and go!

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