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The Trail is reOPENed after a major rehab! The Upper trail is accessed va Toyon trailhead through the mountain cemetery. The lower trail remains CLOSED until Spring, after the longed for rains. Map at the kiosk. and map photo to follow.

Easy trail even a non hiker can handle this one, it’s on a paved fire road almost the entire way

This is a good trail to build up your stamina, it’s not super long but definitely a workout, in my opinion the most difficult way up Mt Hood

Beautiful trail and nice hike. Only downside is that they seem to have put new "No Parking" signs at the trailhead, so we were not sure where to park. We parked about a mile away on the road where we could pull off. Maybe someone else can provide recommendations on where to park!

Excellent hike! More exposure to direct sunshine than I expected on the way up which made for poor visibility. Be sure to have a brimmed hat, sunglasses etc. if you’re climbing on a sunny morning.

Good trail but ... no view

This trail starts in someone’s driveway, definitely going to pass on this one....

hiking
18 days ago

It is good for relaxation. easy to walk . many resting areas near South Head. One hour walk from North to south head, BBQ there then came back . there is short cut if you don't want to walk back for an other hour can go through the paved road.

Very nice packed trails for a beginner like me. Daughters loved it and the nature center. It has some live animals and an interactive museum. Quite a few different trails. Watch out for the river trail. Lots of rocks so watch your footing, but still pretty easy. River is gorgeous. I was told that you could watch the salmon traveling the river. We were too early to see that so we will be making another trip there soon.

This is my favorite one. Hiked 5 times in last two months. Beautiful views from the ridge.

hiking
22 days ago

Hike in Napa area near St. Helena through canyon (good for shade in summer) with main attraction of swimming hole at the end. Trail itself is ok, along a river for part of it, decently maintained, easy trail not crowded on a summer weekday

We hiked this last April and it was gorgeous. At the time lots of poison oak and the trails were washed out on lower section.

Like many have said there are trees down on both sides of the loop, not to hard to climb over though. On the lower sections how ever one of the gorges that had a small stream running across that path got blocked debris and diverted the street down along the trail. So roughly 15 yards or so of the trail is washed out. In addition to some other erosion further along at another point that makes the trail very narrow on a pretty steep hill. If you’re thinking of doing the loop it’s advisable that you stay on the upper part.
Took about four hours to complete. Beautiful view at the end and along the way.

mountain biking
26 days ago

50% bike ride 50% walk because of the hills

Didn't make it all the way to Mount Hood, but the hike was great.

Limited parking at the trailhead. $8 fee to enter.

Starts in a low creek area with Redwoods around. Then goes up no-shade switchbacks for almost a mile. Then goes down to a semi-sketchy creek crossing. There is a downed tree that serves as a bridge, with a rope that helps you steady yourself. Then continue up for a while. We turned around as the trail entered Mount Hood Regional Park.

There was a small/full parking area at the trailhead, but we didn't see that many people on the trail.

Wonderful trail with a beautiful view. It is long and is strenuous at parts. There are quite a few areas with downed trees. It took 4.5 hours with my 9 year old.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Not to long, lots of various trails/paths to take. Safe, lots of kids all ages enjoying the nature center and trails.

Wonderful hike. I did it back in April with my husband and it was difficult at the stair part. My second time doing it on Sunday with a girlfriend. Still hard, but better (since I have more hikes in) Encountered a rattlesnake at the top. But made it

hiking
1 month ago

Took me 4 hours to complete, counting my little break I took on the lookout by the falls. Overall, the trail loop is very pretty, nicely shaded, and well cut, however, for about half of the west section of the loop it was terribly overgrown and not well marked. The lack of trail at one point and even less markings made me a little disoriented for the last quarter of the west side of the loop. But once I got through that by climbing logs and pushing/cutting a whole bunch of branches, the falls and the eastern part of the loop back made it all worth it:)
Bring bug spray, I was also being followed by a little cloud of gnats for a lot of the time

trail running
1 month ago

I really enjoyed this trail. A variety of difficulty including Hard! Wonderful views ! Appreciated reading the previous comments, some very different from my experience but every day is different. I completed in about 3 hours.

Haven’t hiked in so long and it felt great. Not a lot of people on the trails so it was nice to be able to pace myself good. The view from the tops of the mountain was breath taking. Can’t wait for my next adventure.

We walked to the grist mill, steep climb with loose rocks. We toured the mill, Scott the volunteer docent was very informative. The Miller started the mill wheel. Very cool. The tours are on weekends. Thanks to Scott and the Australian Miller.

Just FYI to everyone this trail is temporarily closed.

Beautiful hike. I went counter clockwise. Practically all downhill to the falls with a slight grade on the way back. The view of Feather Falls and the ravine is more than worth the hike.

The redwood section of this hike was fantastic. Lots of shade and was a easy hike. Trail well marked. The view from the peak was pretty obstructed by vegetation.

I love this place it’s cool

Some nice coastal views towards the middle/hills but otherwise not that scenic

Deffinetely hard one, especially if you don't have experience. I did it as suggested, going counter clockwise. Will be even harder during the summer, since there is no shade half of the way. Hiking will take you around 3 hours with some stops for pics and breaks. Btw i did the descending part at night 7-925pm.

Nice easy trail with sweeping views of plains and a good mix of light forestry. Extremely quiet and relaxing.

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