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Amazing views. It’s takes some climbing! Very challenging, you’ll get dirty

It's closed! But I have gone before and it's one of my favorites! The lady guarding the road said it looks like it's going to take 2 years for some of the trails.

This is definitely more in the 16 mile range. Started about 8:30 AM and returned to the trailhead just after 5 PM. Moved pretty swiftly with a few stops for layering and about a half hour for lunch. Trail is in great condition. Don't underestimate the final 1.5 - 2 miles on the way up (and down for that matter). Steep and tricky footing, very time consuming. Absolutely worth the hike!!

This was my first more serious day hike, my only downfall was being the first person up there in the morning... So many cobwebs to walk through....

We only visited the lower part of this trail because we were on our way to Multnomah falls and made a quick pit stop. The waterfall is strong and powerful and if it's windy you'll definitely get some mist on you. It's a very nice area to stop and look at scenery and to hike if you're aiming for this hike. There's a huge pond at the bottom of the waterfall that you can walk down to but don't expect to not get wet!

Deeply saddened that this trail is destroyed from the fire. My friend and I hiked it the last week of August, a week before the Eagle Creek Fire. It was hard and took a ton of mental stamina, but definitely one hell of a special trail. I'll miss it!

This was definitely a hard hike but worth it. We did this one knowing we probably wouldn’t have a good view at the top but with over a foot of snow, it was still super fun to trek around the top! The 40mph winds were pretty sketch at times so we couldn’t take the scenic way.

A few things to note:
- Like others mentioned, we approached this trail head from the power line access down the road from the hot springs. Go the power line access until you hit a cross road - turn right and go down the hill. Once you see the hot springs buildings you should see the trailhead on the left.
- It’s not marked very well so we ended up being on the PCT most the time but you get to table mountain either way.
- Heartbreak is rough... but worth it! Especially with the snow right now! Just beautiful!
- We has two huge elk attempt to approach us on the trail which was frightening, no bears though!

3 months ago

Beautiful Trail, did it in about 3.5 to 4 Hours. Taking the Nick Eaton trail is very hard, and watch out if you have bunions. My grandfather learned the hard way on this trail. Overall amazing, the views at the top are glorious, and a few spots along the way.Bring lunch and lots of water, climbing 3000 feet in 3.5 miles is challenging.

Is this trail still open? I’m guessing after the fire there’s no more trees to grab on to

This is my all time favorite hike! Gets you in shape fast!
I have been back since the Eagle Creek Fire and unfortunately it has been destroyed...

I am hoping over the next few years to try this one again

Kinda hard but worth it

One of the hardest, but the best trail I've done so far.
It was hard to find, glad there were people there to direct me.

Definitely a difficult one. The hike to the mountain is pretty boring, but one of the quietest walks through a forest I've yet to experience, so that had it's on value in that. Very moderate hike until you reach the trail up to Table Mountain, then it gets steep very fast. Worth it though. I didn't have a great view of the Gorge that day but still enjoyed my experience at the top amongst the clouds.

Love love love.

Hardest hike I've ever done but definitely worth it! Prepare to get dirty and do lots of climbing.

An awesome challenge (first to find the hike, then to make it up and back). The views on a clear day are as good as it gets. Couldn't have done it without All Trails!

I've hiked in many states and countries, and this is one of my all-time favorite hikes!! Challenging due to how steep it gets once you veer off to the left to head up, and it can be a bit of a scramble at times. Completely worth the hard work though! Just give yourself the same amount of time to get down due to the steepness, and if you're scared of heights, this isn't the hike for you. Leave the kids and dogs at home for this one and get out and enjoy it for yourself!! You'll be back!

The beginning was intense for me. Steep uphill with lots of rocks. Once you get past that part the trail isn't bad at all. Some great views and dog friendly. Mostly shaded so nice on a hot summer day.

long walk in the woods with rocks. closer to 14miles though. summit was beautiful. don't be mad when you get to the top and discover after all the sweating and pushing through the last couple miles to the top that there is a darn parking lot you could have driven to

Nice trail with great views and awesome waterfalls. Start at Ponytail then hike up some good views. Then down to Horsetail falls, which you can walk underneath (great photos).

When you come to the bride over Oneonta Creek, I HIGHLY recommend you hike up the creek to Upper Oneonta Falls. That hike has many, many little falls and swimming holes, and you'll have much more privacy on this hike (as most people either don't know or don't hike this one). Afterwards, hike back down to the bridge and head to Triple Falls.

AND AllTrails doesn't seem to have a trail for the Lower Oneonta Gorge, but make sure you don't miss that one. It'll have more people, but you can jump in the COLD water and take a swim in the waterfall at the end. Great photos and tons of fun.

There was definitely some sketchy parts, but this was worth every step.

Excellent day hike with secluded waterfalls and trails.

Great hike and workout, especially in the summertime. I agree with the 'hard' rating being as a majority of this hike is pretty steep up the mountainside. It's well worth the journey up!

Definitely not for the faint of heart.
Fun climb up-getting down was the tricky part.
Good traction shoes are helpful :)

This was an amazing hike so much to see and take in! The waterfalls were beautiful, if I did it again I would start earlier I started really late and felt rushed and wasn't really able to enjoy the scenery as much as I had hoped to. A little precarious when you start off but it gets better for sure.

Hiked up Heartbreak Ridge and returned on West Table Mountain Loop via PCT on 08/24/17.

Went up defiance, came down starvation. Took about 7.5 hours with lots of stops. Starvation was much steeper than defiance-coming down was extremely difficult! Actually, painful. Pretty technical in some spots. Next time I'll go up defiance and come down defiance, starvation trail=no thanks.
Amazing views at the top, we could see St. Helens, rainier, Adams and hood from various points. This is a probably one of the hardest hikes in the gorge(for me) and I've done a lot of them! Much harder than dog mountain so don't even compare :)

What a great hike! I love this hike. the hard part is the very beginning with the steep incline for roughly 3/4's of a mile. Soon after is the first beautiful waterfall. There's a lot to see with it having beautiful views of the Gorge and the falls. There are also spots up the creek of the second waterfall that is beautiful.

Pretty views at the top, but fairly strenuous. I am not an experience hiker by any means, and it was doable, but I thought about turning back several times. You have to scramble on your hands and knees and climb up rocks. Definitely a hike you should plan to take your time on. I started the hike at around 5 and ended up hiking the last bit in the dark. Very rewarding, but be careful and be aware it is a challenge.

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