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hiking
11 hours ago

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.

Trail was overgrown and it felt like I needed a machete to just walk. We got lost because we couldn't see where the trail led, not to mention all the spider webs. The water at the end wasn't really much to see in person, I wouldn't really call it a beach. I doubt I'll be back, this place is lightly trafficked for a reason.

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.

This trail is on the hard side of moderate. The falls and the views along the way were beautiful. The view from the top of Hamilton was, honestly, pretty disappointing though. The views along the way were so much more rewarding.

Great hike! Had a lot of fun and views were awesome!

Fun and challenging hike. Beautiful waterfall, mostly shaded trail with excellent views. At the top you’ll get a good view of Mt. Adams. On a warm day make sure you have water. Trail is dog (on-leash) friendly but difficult at times if your dog pulls on leash due to the rocky parts and lose rock. Lots of flies/bugs on the trail as you get closer to the top. Restrooms at the trailhead. It was busy but plenty of parking at the trailhead and the parking lot just past the trailhead on the left. Got to the trail at about 8:30-9am. Finished the hike around 1-1:30 with having lunch at the top.

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.

If anything, this is more of a nature walk than a hike, but well worth it. If you do the round trip, it's about 6 miles, which is a decent calorie burner even without any noticeable elevation gain. But if you were coming here, it wouldn't be for that, it'd be for the wonderful walk or bike ride on a paved trail that parallels the path of Salmon Creek. While you're not directly alongside the river at all times, it's always within earshot and accessed by walking a few yards down one of the dozens of side trails that offshoot from the main trail. You'll walk through forest, field and everything in between. Great way and place to relax amongst the elements. I'll be back.

Real steep near the end, but push through it and it’s all worth it. Two separate “peaks” on the mountain. Gorgeous view of the gorge

9 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.

The first part of the trail is just a dirt road with berry bushes then the second part is better... prettier... but very narrow. Paths are overgrown, not maintained and not easy to hike with kids. Wouldn’t do that one again.

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.

Loved this one!! I stopped at the top of Hamilton Mountain and came back down, didn’t continue on to the full loop. I will next time because this hike is one of my new favorites! About 4 miles up and down. Would have been about the 7.5 with the full loop.

Starts off steep, levels off a bit, then steep again with switchbacks, then lots of rock/gravel. My little 20-lb dog made it just fine!

Waterfall/pool was cool to explore.

Scramble a bit down some side trails if you so choose for some beautiful views. Then keep continuing up the narrow gravel trail for some gorgeous views of the gorge at the top!!

I took my walking group here on a very hot day, and had a delightful, easy, shady 3.8 mile walk. wish there were more trails like it!

Did this with little ones. It was a tough one, but so worth it in the end!! Slow and steady

Very nice hike. Best start early or parking will be a problem. Parking cost money too and will require the discovery pass. I did the entire loop and once you hit the peak and finish the cardio portion, it gets to be a very relaxing hike.

Fun great little place for a family stroll or a nice run. Nicely shaded too so it stays cool throughout most of the trails..
We started out early so it wasn't too many people yet. Parking lot was full by the time we were done after 9am on a Saturday.

Caveat: it was 93 degrees and very dry when we did this hike. However we really enjoyed it; be sure to explore around Pool of the Winds: a unique falls and worth the hike even if that’s your turn-around point

hiking
22 days ago

Great family trail with nice views of Mt Hood.

This is a very nice walk for little legged or wheel bound kiddos as well as adults who are a little more unstable on their feet. THPRD has done a very good job trying to make you feel like you're in nature EXCEPT for the constant sounds of trains/max, busses, cars, etc. The trails are well maintained and clearly marked. The nature center and bathrooms are in good shape as well. I would recommend it to someone needing a quick walk/jog through the trees or an elderly person or person with young children mostly due to the paved trails and little to no incline... However, I don't think we will be returning as it is a bit too easy and close to city noise for my 8, 5, and 2yo preference as well as mine.

walking
24 days ago

Nice evening with the family. We all made it down and back :-)

easy trail. very enjoyable for a Saturday hike

Awesome hike! The viewpoint at the top should be erased from the map unless it counts to look at a bunch of weeds as tall as Paul Bunyan surrounding in every direction. Dough matter though because there are a kazillion amazing views on the way up (or down depending on which way you loop). Make sure to go out the side trails (but be careful) to see all the crazy views. The falls were cool too. I also did the side trip to Little Beacon Rock which I found worth the extra effort even though I was completely exhausted. Did Cape Horn before that for a total of 17 miles, it was 96 degrees, and I hadn't slept a blink the night before. By grace alone I made it through the day so I could wish my friend a happy birthday in the evening at his party (like a zombie).

hiking
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.

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.

trail running
1 month ago

July/2018 Twas an excellent Sunday early morning hike. I enjoyed the quick 1.9 miles to the lake. The lake had a brook that added to the ambience of coming off a dirt trail onto sand out in the open sun. The water was warm and great for strolling through. There were lots of little fish in the water. Saw a few big ones jumping out of the water.

Parking: non existent, pull off on the road and park it

Trail: trail markers were blue markers, a minimalist method for marking the trail. Despite the minimalist approach to a trail marker the trail itself was established.
Personal trail rating = EASY the elevation was minimal. There were 15 trees/limbs to walk or climb over. There were some stairs at a steeper part of the trail right before a private property gate. FYI I’m from Alaska where inclines are a constant and trails are what YOU forge. This was easier than what I’m used to.

Trail use: trail running, walking, hiking, or day
chilling

This would be a place I’d hike Out lunch or a snack and chill on the beach with good company. There was some seasoned wood along the trail and there were signs of people having a fire. My only caution is to keep the wilderness and your trash separate. Packout what you packed in.

I like that this trail had a brook, sand, minimal people, great sun exposure, and it was a decent distance.

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