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Great walk! The gorge winds made it an epic climb up the switchbacks. Totally worth going to the top.

on Cascade Head Trail

2 days ago

Great place one of the best on the coast. You can take the very easy level hike or a nice big crazy one.
The view is amazing.
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I am 50 years old had a heart attack in June of 2017. And we made it up and thru the whole trail. Don’t kid yourself, it’s difficult but beautiful. It was awsome

Beautiful hike, think the distance was about 8.5 miles, but certainly didn't feel like that when there's beautiful waterfalls to see so frequently. Some parts of the trail were pretty muddy, so my waterproof hiking boots were appreciated (leave the runners at home)

3 days ago

What a great hike! This trail was everything we had hoped for. We had a beautiful sunny day today. A little muddy especially for the first 1.5 mile or so, but well worth the mud and the effort! Not too easy, but not too hard, and the views once you get to the meadow are amazing! It was about 5.5 miles from the parking lot to the top and it’s uphill most of the way there. I highly recommend this trail, you won’t be disappointed! Wear hiking boots if you have them.

Love this place! So beautiful.

Beautiful views and great workout!

Amazing...pick a blue sky-day and enjoy the vulcanic history! Loved it

5 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.

One of the best hikes in the gorge. Uphill but easy.

8 days ago

I like this place because the waterfalls are pretty and they have a nice picnic area but ONLY if you go w/o a dog will you be able to enjoy going under the falls and the other fun trails because they aren't allowed. so if you have one you'll be stuck on only 1 trail that doesn't have very much scenery except trees and the road and maybe a top of a waterfall here and there it gets kinda BLAH after a while.

Fantastic hike, gorgeous in every way, waterfalls, lush greenery, flowers, mushrooms, moss, all that's missing are the little fairies :) Took us about 5-6 hrs, just what we needed.

12 days ago

I brought our middle school hiking club here. all were very happy. Some good challenging spots for the novice hikers and lots of natural beauty. trails we're muddy in spots as one would expect this time of year. and there were LOTS of other hikers on the trail. A great hike!

12 days ago

Great hike but can get crowded. I always like an early start.

The view is incredible the way to the view not so much!

This was overall a very beautiful hike, with a few small precautions that hikers should be made aware of. First, the restroom at the trailhead is poorly maintained. Second, do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle, as there was broken glass scattered throughout the parking lot. Third, many hikers not leashing their dogs. Otherwise, the river was crystal clear and mesmerizing, and the terrain made for a fantastic workout! Bring lots of snacks!

13 days ago

Awesome views! The top is really not that great compare to the trek up the mountain! Try to go on any other day except for a weekend. This trail is highly trafficked.

13 days ago

We went in early January and it was sunny and no wind! The trail was a little muddy here and there, probably due to recent rains, but overall was easy to hike. The views are incredible! Kind of a bummer that you have to walk alongside the road for the first stretch of the trail, due to the trailhead being a short distance from the parking lot. Great hike though, will continue to make this trip!

Beautiful, short hike over packed snow. Family friendly and definitely worth it. Expect snow until mid March.

14 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.

14 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.

17 days ago

Great trail, well crafted. I hiked the full loop Feb 27, and found most of the ice has thawed making it much easier.

I did it today in 1 hr 38 min a quick pace taking time at each photo op but jogging some of it too. Trail was fine the upper ( north ) end was packed snow but most was just wet trail ( not too muddy. My first time doing the whole loop - there are a couple sections where you walk for a ways w/o a falls but it’s a nice river canyon all the way . Trail well crafted.

February 26, 2018 Monday

We started the trail at the south falls trailhead and conditions were great. Only saw two other people on a Monday mid day, and the south falls were fantastic and right off the lodge area so it’s an immediate viewpoint if you want to see some amazing falls without going the distance. You can loop back to the entrance or continue to the 10 falls trail. The nice thing about this “long walk” is you have multiple areas to cut back to the main parking area by south falls if you don’t want to hike the whole 7miles.
Conditions were very clear, good traction throughout most of the loop and suitable for all ages. The stairs leading down to the Lower South Falls did have some icy patches so do use caution, and Winter Falls ironically had the only real snow cover that was a little slick but not dangerous by any means. Just wear good shoes that can get wet and warm clothes because the falls get you a little wet!
Overall a stunning trip and I highly recommend this to anyone.

It was pretty muddy but WELL worth the hike! It’s a quick trip up and you descend even quicker. My family, including a 5 year old knocked this out in about 90 minutes total. Oh, and the view is spectacular! We all loved it.

20 days ago

Took my 5 1/2 year old and we completed it at a good pace in no time. Beautiful trail, great people as always.

This hike was magical as it happened to be snowing when we did it. We didn't do the lower falls because of time but the upper was incredible. We connected this to the Brice Creek trail and had a blast. Will be excited to see it in the summer too.

Awesome hike. Soft on your feet and beautiful trees. The view of the pool is incredible from above. Really cold water. Heavy trafficked trail

Not too difficult with big reward at the top!

23 days ago

Amazing views! Very muddy is right. It was SO DANG COLD the day we went, there was still a nice dusting of snow up there! The elk were wayyyy on the side of the hill so you could only see them from far away. Still SO amazing. Need to come back and do Hart's Cove when it's available. Decent elevation climb but a few sets of kids came FLYING by so they were having no problems haha.

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