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very short, very beautiful walk. If you go past the lake and through the gate you can get to the Timothy Lake loop.

Fairly easy hike that is mostly shaded which makes it pleasant. The waterfall is beautiful and not too many hikers around 4:00. It’s peaceful and serene.

Gorgeous sidetrip from Mt. Hood!

First, I would not rate this as moderate. It is most definitely easy. It’s just about 2 miles in. It’s a steady incline so you don’t really feel it. The devastation from
the Eagle Creek fire is heartbreaking, but at least there is some green coming back by way of ground cover. There are some loose rocky spots but nothing difficult. The fall is beautiful just Ike all the PNW falls.

Coldest of blue!

great low key hike!

Super quick, easy, and rewarding hike. Great for out-of-town guests (especially if they range in levels of fitness) who want to experience an Oregon hike but have a million things to squeeze in... tall trees, moss, running water, and a water fall. It’s simple, but exciting. And it just feels really good the whole time... strong, rich energy. A perfect stop on the way to Timberline, Bend, or whatnot.

Would be 5 stars but rocks on majority of hike so be careful for your ankles! Beautiful quick and fun hike. Good for kids. Lots of visible damage still but still worth it.

12 days ago

PCT up to Dry Creek Falls was pretty easy but there was lots of devastating fire damage from the Eagle Creek Fire. Sad to see the tree corpses, but many hardy trees survived and I’m glad the trail has reopened. Dry Creek Falls a great surpise. Clear, cold and beautiful!! Walked back via Dry Creek Road, but would not do it. again. Gravel road almost all the way.

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12 days ago

Flowers and the view here are great, also a nice easy trail to bring older family on.

Beautiful hike staring at bridge of the gods. And joins with the PCT for a portion which is cool. But with the fire road and trail plus PCT trail all merging, some more signage would be useful. A portion of it is heavy gravel (road) but rest is soft dirt trail.

Easiest “hike” I’ve ever done. Took me 10 mins to get there, 10 mins to look around and 5 mins go get back while typing this review. If you’re thinking about passing it by bc you’re not sure how long it will take or if it’s worth it. It is. Beautiful, lush, green, shaded. Follows the stream up. The road to get here is longer than the hike itself. You need a national forest pass to park. Tables for picnicking at the trailhead. Almost gave it 4 Stars bc it’s was crawling with people mostly children and older people at 4pm, understandably so.

So extremely beautiful!

Such a beautiful blue! fun to see if in the area.

The lake is small but incredibly beautiful.

Great little hike

Very easy hike. Great views along the way. Would take 20 minutes maybe but took us 35 since we took pics and tried crossing the fallen trees. The map looks like the trail is a loop but it is just in and out one way. At the end of the trail it forks the right go to the falls and the left goes to unknown, there is no signage, there seems to be a trail but to get to it you may get your feet wet.

We took our dog, almost two year old, and four year old on this hike. It was beautiful, had lots of coverage, and both kids had a wonderful time (also, no one had to be carried, which was AWESOME). It was moderately busy, but we still had plenty of alone time on the trail. We will definitely do this one again.

Nice short hike to a beautiful waterfall

Quick and easy! Perfect for the fam.

1 month ago

Gorgeous lake, short trail. It’s a nice walk from here to Timothy Lake.

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1 month ago

Really pretty hike with a gorgeous view of the falls at the end. The trail was a bit rocky, but otherwise not too bad, just have to be aware of your footing at times.

I’d probably rate this as an easy trail. The falls are great and we only met a handful of others on the trail. It was pretty sad seeing all the damage from the wildfire throughout the hike.

Wonderful hike with great views, but watch out for rattlesnakes. Two times ago I had a way-too-close encounter with one. Otherwise I’ve hiked this many times without problems.

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1 month ago

An easy hike with amazing picturesque views of Mt. Hood. We did this hike on a hot day in July. We came prepared with lots of water and sunscreen, since there was very little shade. Definitely use the map on the app—we almost made a few wrong turns due to poor signage, but the app saved the day! Brought the kids (ages 3-8) and they enjoyed it too.

A beautiful hike. the online maps say it is closed, but it is not closed. my wife and I had no problems hiking up to the waterfall. we then went a bit further down the pct till it met with the Herman Bridge TR. we took the Herman Bridge TR back down then walked back to are start for a nice 10.7 mile hike. (the Herman Bridge TR is also open and cleared for hiking in spite of the closed that it says on line)

Beautiful falls. Not too difficult hike (we even took 5 beginners). The trail wasn’t busy- even on a Saturday.

I don’t know where google took us, but it wasn’t to the right trail. We walked 2.5 miles total and could only hear the waterfall. Kinda bummed. Woulda been nice to see it. Hopefully I’ll be in the area again and can find the correct trail.

Very pretty, short trail to a nice waterfall.

Spectacular falls! Many wildflowers in early July. Blackberries and thimbleberries along the trail barely starting to ripen. Not too much poison oak.

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