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9 days ago

Beautiful hike! I would definitely do it again, but in the summer. My car could only make it within 2 miles of the trailhead, so we walked up the road to get there. We had to stamp through the snow the entire time, which made for an adventure! However, I definitely recommend snowshoes if you hike in the winter months. The views from the top were stunning and made the trudging worth it in the end.

10 days ago

Why not spend the night?
We went up in late September and no one was around by the time the sun when down. There are some awesome camp site along the Exposed Ridge area, about 1/2 mile away from the Falls, right next to Ramona Creek.
This is an easy hike, nice areas to camp, and only 75 mins from Portland. Great for a quick,late summer get away.

Disappointing. The trail is definitely not for the very young, the very old, or anyone with mobility issues. The trails are very steep and not well maintained. It looks like there was cinder/gravel on the trails at one point but in many (most) places that surface has been ground into the dirt and what is on top is really slimy mud. In one steep place we saw before we gave up and turned back there were 3 foot skid marks. Also the "steps" near the upper parking area are not at all what the county park shows on the website. These were made of stones, apparently quite a while ago. The "steps" have broken up and resettled into a very uneven course. In places the next step is more than knee high. At the lower parking lot, there is indeed a waterfall, but there is so much brush in the way that it is not at all visible. We walked downstream a ways to see if there was a point at which it could be viewed and did not find any place where the waterfall was visible. It is really too bad they didn't locate the bridge that crosses the creek 20 feet below the falls instead of 20 feet above the falls. You can see where the water goes over, but no view of the falls proper. The area itself is quite nice. Perhaps the county can find some money for needed maintenance.

This place is nice it's a cute small simple trail that's family friendly we found it randomly while looking for another trail we couldn't find in the area so that was strange lol.

If elves exist, they live here.

Nice trail system for picnicking and waterfall hikes. Well maintained county park with restrooms and wooden stairs and viewing platforms . Family friendly

18 days ago

First, AllTrails gave us the wrong directions! You don’t turn left on rd 1820, keep going straight and turn left on 1825 and follow the signs.
Other than that great day of hiking. We didn’t make it back to the falls though, pretty dangerous river crossing so we didn’t risk it, definitely going back in the summer.
The road to the trail head isn’t plowed either so be prepared to add an extra 4-6 miles round trip depending on how far back your vehicle can make it.

18 days ago

The directions on this app are incorrect, take 1825 not 1820 and follow the signs to the trail head. Too much snow to hike the whole thing right now (even in snow shoes or spikes.) Still beautiful! Can’t wait to go back in the summer and see all the falls.

Great hike with some beautiful water falls. Picnic tables, bathroom, and grills at the trailhead

21 days ago

Beautiful hike! I would recommend even on a rainy day. The wooden stairs had a layer of ice from the snow this past week so we took it slow going down.

One of my favorite hikes! Done it many times and it's good in any season! Amazing views of Mt St Helen's, Mt Rainier, Mt Adam's, Mt Hood and Mt Bachelor from the top!!

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

This hike has two fantastic waterfalls. Went on a snowy day. Had no trouble, but it was muddy. Easy hike with a great payoff!

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.

1 month ago

The hike is easy except for a piece where you have to cross the water ... careful if you take a log ... I wasn’t and fell in! The falls are absolutely spectacular!

Great hike today! Beautiful day to be out there! Overall good trail. Prev reviews and tags accurate that there are several spots that are pretty muddy, several spots that walking with your kiddos (especially younger ones) would be challenging. My wife and I took our retriever and our chihuahua mix, and 5 yr old daughter along and faced a few challenges because of that combination. Came across a few downed trees across the paths but not difficult to pass by. There is one area as you approach a one of the bridges to begin the second half of the loop where the trail is sort of washed out so walking two by two (i.e
- hand in hand with a 5 yr old) is a bit iffy. Fortunately even if you lost footing, it’s only about 4 ft to the bank below. Also, at the junction towards the beginning of the loop if you opt to go left to see the Royal Terrace Falls first then make the climb around the loop and back down long after the Majestic Falls, you’ll be faced with coming down that route had you gone to the right at that junction, which consists of about 100 pretty slippery stairs (because they are made out of rocks). Again, these things make it a little challenging with two dogs or a younger child. However, despite these little things, this IS NATURE! Can’t expect perfection! Would definitely do this trail again!

It can get super muddy, and slicky in the winter, but overall it was a beautiful family friendly hike.

Fun trail. Hiked on 1/20/18. Needed snow shoes to get to the top.

1 month ago

Fantastic trail, the waterfall is well worth the hike! Be aware, during winter months the road is closed well before the trailhead. From our car, the entire loop was 14.5 miles, far longer than the advertised 6.9! Also, the river was fine to cross for us as we just scooted across some logs, would not recommend this trail to kids if you want to cross the river. Also, I would heavily recommend taking the loop and not just going out and back, both trails are very beautiful and have some different scenery.

Bridge to trail is closed off. Adds 2 Miles to trailhead. (4 Miles to total trip).

Great place. Easy hike with 3 beautiful waterfalls. People of all ages and dogs can walk the trail. I highly recommend this hike!

One of my favorite spots to hike and shoot photos year round. Beautiful waterfalls, tables for picnics, gorgeous scenery.

2 months ago

Great trail. I’ve come here many times and it never disappoints. Relatively easy hike for all ages. Has lots of things to see for how short the hike is.

It was a great day activitie. Friendly to all types of walkers slow or fast. Super Dog friendly!

Loved the Falls, kids really enjoyed it!

Beautiful spot

absolutely beautiful

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!

Absolutely stunning views from the top on a clear day!

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