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Great hike for the family.

This trail is currently closed for a month because of a deadly cougar attack until they find the cougar that killed the hiker on the nearby Hunchback Trail.

"The Forest Service closed more than 29,000 acres in the Hunchback Mountain area to public use as officials continue to search for the cougar suspected of causing the death of a Gresham hiker.
The area will be closed for at least 30 days, though the order could end early or be extended depending on the progress of the operation."

Hiked Sept 8th. Longer than expected drive, but wasn't bad. Falls were low this time of year, but still had enough water to be pretty. Lots of families out with small children at both falls. Probably won't have this trail to yourself, but worth the trek. Was a bit more up & down than I expected, so was more sweaty than I thought I'd be, so that was a bonus as I was expecting super easy, which it still was. Green Peak trail branched off of what looks like a campsite, off of a gravel road, so just look for that. We first thought it was a pretty worn trail up a hill, but that's not it, keep going to that site & the trail is off the back of the site. Good hike for a short hike.

Great out and back; more of a good rugged walk than a hike. Perfect for rehanbing my insufferable Achilles tendonosis and knee with zero cartilage. Labor Day, not crowded at all until after 1pm. Lots of doggos, some kiddos. Fun to watch beginning climbers rapelling on a cliff face about 1.5 miles in where you have to follow the road for about 50 ft.

Easy and gorgeous. One of my favorite hikes by far. Go early. Nobody around. Very peaceful.

Absolutely breath-taking. An easy but fulfilling trail through ancient forests. Suitable for all ages and skill-levels.

Easy trail with enormous trees. Mostly flat area.

Beautiful easy hike !

Great scenery, easy hike, our dog loved it!

very short very beautiful great for kids

Easy, short, very informative hike among many types of trees, lots of them very old. You cross a suspended bridge. Wooden walkways make the trail very easy to follow. You can learn lots of interesting facts about the trees, forest life, forest animals, etc., along the trail. A very well known and frequented trail. There is a small parking lot and a bathroom at the trailhead.

Was in Nehalem visiting and stopped by the falls. It is directly off the main campground and you can follow the trail around if you want.

This was a lovely hike through old and new growth forests to two set of waterfalls. I wish “swimming holes” were a hike category, because this is a sweet little place to take a dip in the pool beneath the falls. Yes, there are ground wasps - and they got me, too. I put my clothes on the cedar log where they have a nest, oops! But otherwise it was a nice hike on a hot day, about four miles round trip.

Beautiful hike that follows a river part of the way, and leads to the gigantic trees, accessible by boardwalk. Be sure to hike it early morning or in the late evening to beat crowds, there's a suspension bridge over the river that only allows one person to cross at a time.

Was visiting Orlando with my family and wow what a beautiful hike!!

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

Be careful when going to green peak falls. Just beyond the last tree on the trail right before the falls under the log right ahead is a ground wasp nest. They attacked our group and endured many stings but we got out ok. I wouldn't recommend bringing kiddos or dogs to the green peak falls.

great short hike but if you're more ambitious you'll see a branch off to the Eastside trail as you head to the Grove. steady incline on a nice path that 3.5 miles in will take you to an incredible waterfall and footbridge. Eastside is empty!

Parts of it were absolutely beautiful. But it was hard to tell how to stay on the trail at times- and it went through a campground part way which was strange.

Coldest of blue!

Did this hike earlier this week. This was an ok hike. Cool suspension bridge crossing about half way to the grove. I expected more ancient trees there and was a little disappointed. The trail was extremely busy for a Monday during a non holiday weekend.

Nice trail with Crystal clear water next to it. Took us about 45 min to do the whole loop stopping and taking pictures. Easy elevation and great for kids

hiking
1 month ago

Flat. Good "warm up" trail with neat mossy tree views and river. Runs along river and the road but only heard 3 cars whole time near far end of trail. Couple spots to dip toes in river and possibly swim, take water shoes. Need a parking pass, get one at the Zig Zag info station .25 mi west of Salmon River Rd.

First of all it was really busy. Much busier than expected as it’s described as moderately trafficked. It was really confusing figuring out where the trail started as you walk right down into the waterfall from Alsea Falls. We ended up doing the Green Peaks Trail which was okay. The signage was better once on the trails but overall we didn’t enough it near as much as most others.

Great hike! Beautiful trees and creek. A nice place to hang out by the water. Going over the bridge was a little scary at first but fun! I thought it would be a higher drop off but it wasnt. Nice scenery and easy trail to do. I enjoyed it! Great for kids and not too hard.

We really loved this one.Just watch for rocks and roots at the beginning of the trail.the board walk is after the bridge.

Great hike for kids. Mine enjoyed playing in/on/by the very clear and cool river, the swinging bridge, and the impressive trees. Cooler shady hike to do on a hot day.

So extremely beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy little loop. Not that impressive. Best part was the swinging bridge.

nice easy hike. fun for the whole family

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