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Beautiful!!

I am not from this area. I along with several other cars pulled over and parked in front of the gate right off the highway and waited for the gate to open. I read online and it says that it works off sensors and opens as several cars leave. After seeing about 20 cars leave and it never opened I got frustrated and decided to try my luck by going up the highway and turning around and entering from the other side. There is no gate on the other side. You go straight in. Beautiful waterfall.

Got a clear day today 11/12 and it was phenomenal views at the top. With the exception of the first half mile and maybe last half mile (which are steep) the hike is pretty chill. Well worth it on a clear day, def be prepared for wind and dropping temps up top. Happy hiking

I couldn’t record this hike, as the app will not allow me to record routes if I’m not connected to the internet to log into my account? I’m not sure if that’s a bug or a feature....

Anyways, this hike is a delight. I was able to Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and just the crest of Mt. Rainier. But don’t let the mileage fool you. I started this hike at noon and had to race down Kings Mountain Trail to beat the sunset. You don’t want to caught night hiking on these slopes.

An amazing all around hike! Small walk right up to the base of the falls, or a small moderate 2.0 mile loop if you’re interested in hiking the whole trail. On the trail you’ll see a second waterfall and some other beautiful sights! Hiked it on 11/7/2018, and the fall colors were really popping. Loved every bit of it!

Forest Park is beautiful and convenient for a nature escape if you live in or are visiting Portland. There is usually heavy traffic on trails until you hike further out. If your looking for solitude plan on hiking for a while but never the less a beautiful park!

Didn't do the entire trail because we were on a time schedule but the waterfall is gorgeous. Highly suggest.

I'd suggest going to any of the other waterfalls in the area.

This is extremely packed with tourists, and the top of the trail is closed due to fire damage.

Perfect hike, not hard just enough and getting to the waterfall was a great experience.

The view at the top was SPECTACULAR- we saw all 5 peaks and it was totally worth the hike. Loose gravel and rock for much of the trail- definitely bring your poles. Lots of clear cut in the surrounding hills.

Not a terribly hard hike but the rocky trail makes it a little unsteady.

Not difficult, but if you want to get better pictures you’ll do a little navigating on slippery rocks. Even then, it’s not bad. Views are spectacular, of course.

So beautiful!

This trail is hard but worth the effort for the amazing views at the top. Very rocky and steep.

Hiked it today which was a beautiful sunny fall day, there were more people on the trail than I expected, but it was fine.

We did do the backside loop around Pyramid on the way down, there was some bushwhacking at the top end of it but it cleared out and was fine the rest of the way. I’m glad we went that way because we had a southern view and also we cut out a big chunk of steep downhill on the rocks. (Yes the trail is not maintained, but it’s doable)

The end result is amazing. BUT if you don’t like the first 200 yards of the trail, I’d head straight back to the car. The trail itself is a solid constant elevation gain but the rocks are killers. Maybe I didn’t have the right mindset starting out

very tough hike. fantastic views. several places where we had to scramble and very slippery

hiking
29 days ago

I love coming here. The views change with the weather, and many different types of areas. No dogs, no bikes.

MAKE. SURE. YOU. HAVE. A. DISCOVERY. PASS. prior to leaving for this hike. The road to the trailhead is unforgiving if you don’t have a 4x4 vehicle or maybe a Subaru or the like. Upon reaching the trailhead, we noticed the signs requiring a discovery pass, yet there was nowhere to obtain one locally, not even a fee drop box. Luckily, we had just enough cell phone service to obtain one online and leave the info on a piece of paper that we left on the dash. 3 vehicles had tickets on them when we got there. The trail itself is steep and very rocky, so much care must be taken not to break an ankle or fall. Make sure you bring a headlamp if you may end up doing part of it in the dark. The views are INCREDIBLE at the top. Well worth the hassle to get up there. I agree with the hard rating. I have done some tough hikes, and this was taxing, but awesome overall. DO IT.

Great trail for all ages. The views are spectacular!

Did this in the afternoon. There was a slight chance of rain but thankfully it held up. Sun shined down which made for some really nice picture opportunities with the fall colors. Even saw a big boar black bear over by Ed's trail from the summit, may want to carry bear spray just in case! If you want to catch the fall colors I'd get up there as soon as possible. Overall, it was a great trip only 2-4 other people that I saw on the trail.

great short trail to the top and bottom of the falls. three kids and myself enjoyed this very much.

Without a doubt one of the most breathtaking hikes I've ever done. The views from the top are absolutely incredible. Completed it with my wife and our friend yesterday morning, and Fall is in full swing. Gorgeous colors all around. Strenuous going up, and slightly harder (for me anyways) going down because of all the rocks. Slow and steady and it was fine.

Well cleared and pretty hike, easy enough to do with serious back pain which I had. The maps/ signs aren't well detailed though but no worries, plenty of people around. Does have a small parking lot, does have well kept restrooms with soap and water.

Just moved here and decided to adventure through the area today. it was 84° outside but the ample trees made it feel like 75. I took the Redwood trail to the observation deck and then I saw signs for Pittock Mansion and decided to kill two adventures with one stone. the Redwood trail is super easy and beautiful. Once you get on to Wildwood trail is where you hit some incline. It's 1.3 miles from Redwood to the mansion. I went on a Friday at noon and it wasn't super crowded. i saw maybe 10 different groups the whole time which isn't crowded for a high traffic tourist location. if you take this route you do have to cross Burnside st by foot and the road is curved so be aware of the surroundings. I turned around after the mansion and finished the "1 hour loop" trail at Hoyt. the whole thing took about 2 hours and that was with stopping to take photos and see the wildlife (I saw lots of wild bunnies, a few species of very large spiders, and the last remnants of summer wildflowers) and I definitely stopped to stare upwards at the vastness of the trees a few times.

Ok, let me start by saying this hike is hard but totally worth it. Absolutely amazing 360 degree views of 5 Cascade peaks. The views from the top make up for the steep, rocky, uneven trail you have to navigate to get there. Pick a clear sunny day, and I would take trekking poles and sturdy shoes for sure. If you have any balance, ankle or knee issues, this is not the trail for you. Also wanted to mention that according to the all trails map, there is a section of trail that goes around the east side of Pyramid Rock and connects back to the main trail. We tried to take this on our way back down to make a lollipop loop but the trail very quickly vanished into the brush. We bushwhacked for a while to see if the trail cleared out again but it disappeared and we had to backtrack. We didn’t investigate the trail from the south junction, only the north, but it’s definitely not a viable trail option. Keep this one as an out and back. :)

Such an amazing reward at the top of this steep and super rocky trail. It is incredibly uneven and can be slow going at spots but gorgeous and worth it.

Great for kids, awesome options to mix it up, waterfalls, wildflowers, what else could you ask for?

So-so mountain bike ride, short and some steep areas. Better is the lacamas lake trail just across the road right along the lake edge with a few nice gentle ups and downs.

hiking
1 month ago

easy enough. wanted to test this one out a few months after back surgery and it was easy to get through it.
enjoyed the scenery.

$5.00 parking fee, so very worth it! I was able to take my wheelchair ridden grandmother on all the trails!! This was the only place in Mount Hood area that we could find for her. Good job whoever runs this park on your ADA accessibility! Very well kept yet still smack in the middle of nature with lots of river access. Very impressed!

hiking
2 months ago

It was beautiful and refreshing standing on the back of the fall!!!

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