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Good 3-4 hour loop with decent elevation.

Google took us to a weird side road so the hike was quicker but was still beautiful!

fun trail with a beautiful over look over the river.

Awesome trail! So beautiful. We had a 2 &7 yr old with us do it took 5 hours. The last hour was dark. But really beautiful.

Love this hike. There was some fallen rock areas that made the trail a little tricky but totally worth the view!!! I was say this is def a moderate-hard hike, so be prepared. There is also another path that stems from this one, you’ll notice it on your descent, also totally worth the extra mileage. Great views!!!

Hiked on Jan 1, 2019: no parking fee, no bathrooms at TH, well-marked trail, parking lot fills quickly on wknds, Trail closed/gated at Ponytail Falls. This was a quick beautiful hike (1.5 miles RT) to Ponytail Falls.

A nice little hike with some steep sections and descent views at the top. I hiked during a damp day but the trails weren’t money at all. I’ve driven by this hike a million times and glad I finally decided to do it.

Absolutely Beautiful Ending and well worth the time to get there.... Recommended as a good Beginner Trail

Very good trail, would definitely do it again! Easy hike with young kids. Our 4 year olds walked the whole two miles and our 6 year olds said it wasn’t long enough. I suggest getting there early we showed up at about 10:30am and ran into a few big groups and a few individuals, however the parking lot was full when we got back and was filling on the side of the roads.

Trail is currently closed!!! Tried to take the pup here today but it’s all gated off!

Fun and semi easy 2 mile hike. Beautiful waterfall, but to get to the bottom of this fall, you will have to go down the steps at the end of the hike. There’s a nice waterfall half way up, which will definitely add value to the hike.

Super short and easy hike with a decent two tiered waterfall at the end. I recommend only going if you combine this outing with another hike in the Gorge, for example the Latourell falls.

Needed to stretch our legs and the afternoon hike fit the bill. Great views out and back.

Today was a lovely hike. The undergrowth and birds have returned. There were very few other people on the trail which also made it lovely.

The hike was beautiful. My girlfriend and I hiked this trail during the summer and enjoyed every bit of the views and nature. We personally enjoyed the upper falls better than the lower falls on the loop trail due to the fact that there were a lot less people and you could just get a lot closer. The trail itself had a couple look out points which made it that much more rewarding. Both are beautiful falls though.

hiking
14 days ago

It was a gorgeous winter day with absolutely no wind & the Columbia mirrored the beautiful blue skies! Our faces were very chilly with the sun on our backs, but we got toasty when we faced the sun. This sweet little trail meanders all along the top of the plateau & offers several icy little ponds. The views were outrageous! I’d love to return in the spring to see the wildflowers in bloom.

Horsetail & Ponytail falls are beautiful this time of year, even though it was super cold. Be aware that this trail is a tad steep, but not too difficult. The trail to Triple Creek is closed still due to the fire, but the trail for Horsetail & Ponytail are open and clear.

Beautiful and easy enough for a family. I captured vid with my drone. Here's a link to it.

https://youtu.be/_UMbKMhWH2I

If you don't like edges, don't do this waterfall hike!!

Took about an hour and a half. Took my time and enjoyed the beauty of the trail. The part of the trail on the other side of the main road is paved, but the trail that loops above the waterfall is dirt. I encountered several families that were enjoying themselves. There are definitely opportunities to get too close to an edge, but there seemed to be adequate precautions to prevent that from happening. I will definitely be doing this hike again.

Relatively easy trail. Squishy mud as you walk by the falls. I’d like to come back here during the summer to swim in the swimming hole.

Inadvertently hiked this trail via Dry Creek Rd which ended up being a ten minute hike LOL. The road in is all rocks. The trail is muddy, but more of a squishy muddy im assuming due to all the foliage in the ground on top of the dirt.

Falls were beautiful.

Great hike, not a workout at all.

nature trips
21 days ago

Very easy hike with a great reward at the end. Only lasts about 25 minutes tops. Right now it is very muddy and wet, but slickness is not an issue.

Christmas Day 2018. Started from the toll park in Cascade Locks. Not too challenging, well marked path. Out and back ended up being about 5 miles. The falls were beautiful.

22 days ago

The directions in this app tell you that you are there before you are. Just keep going on the road and you will come to a parking lot. We took the loop starting on the left of the first waterfall. It's steep at first but not as steep as the other side. I was surprised that there were so many people there on Christmas day and can just imagine how busy it would be on a sunny day. we had to park outside the parking lot. nice waterfalls for a short trail.

First one on the trail and in the parking lot at 7:05am on 12/24/18. Hiked 8.9 miles counterclockwise from Herman Creek to Gorton Creek to Nick Eaton trail and back to Herman Creek. ( I had a pre recorded map, very helpful to have.)

I tried this trail a couple of years ago before I got into shape and I could not finish it, it was brutal and I was, barely move sore for days after. I've been hiking practically every weekend this year and I finally was able to finish this trail!!!

I did this trail counterclockwise, starting with Gorton creek was long (when you get close to the top the snow begins and much of the flat trail on Nick Eaton is covered in snow, it was not icy, so no microspikes needed 12/24/18.), with lots of switchbacks and a creek crossing and on the way down on Nick Eaton trail was brutal, my toes were smashed against the tips of my boots with every step, there are steep switchbacks on the tail end for me of this hike. My feet were so sore when I got to the Herman Creek, Pct trail, otherwise I would have gone down to check out the Herman Creek Bridge (next time!). Finished the hike at 1pm and was hiking for around 6hrs. Most of the trail is really steep so be prepared! When I got back to my car there were 4 other cars in the lot. The parking lot holds 10 cars. You must have a NW forrest pass or pay $5 day use fee. There is a pay box here. The campground when I came here is closed. The bathroom is vaulted toilet and was clean when I got there in the am, but on the smelly side when I left in the PM. I saw 6 people on the trail and all were on my descent, so after 11:30am or so. All of this trail above the power line road was affected by the eagle creek fire.

Very easy and simple trail. The waterfall is amazing and the loop takes you down to the base. Went on Xmas so virtually nobody else on the trail. Not too muddy after the rain. Parking lot small, so I could see it being challenging on a regular day.

Entire trail is either charred or burnt from the Eagle creek fire... but the trail is still awesome and the veiws are incredible!.. about 1/2" snow at the top as of today

Can be extremely windy but has fantastic views with little effort required.

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