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Great Trail and definitely worth making it to the end! Much easier coming back than going in but a lovely day hike with family.

Hiked this waterfall today it was one of the hottest days of the summer so far it was a nice waterfall with a nice spray some nice cool spots along the trail. I would do this one again.

Great hike. Steady incline and switchbacks. The lake is small but great views. The parking lot at the TH is small and does charge. But there is not a fee station there so bring a pass with you. Go early. Coming down around 10am there were steady hikers coming up the trail.

1 day ago

Started at the end of Road 27, up to the lake and a bit past then back. It was quite overgrown for around 50% of the trail and pretty buggy after 5pm. Pretty strenuous on the way back up from the lake but other than that it's gradually uphill. Choice views are limited.

Great hike. The river crossing was relatively easy. Beautiful Hood view at that spot. If you go left after the river to make it a loop, it's definitely longer. So if you want a (slightly) shorter option, stay right. The falls are really cool - very pretty.

2 days ago

Large parking lot that was pretty full by 12 pm. Not that much scenery on the trail but the waterfall made up for it.

A portion of the trail was closed due to construction. In June 2018. We followed others around the closed part and enjoyed the views. There were a lot of people fishing and swimming who appeared to be have a blast. Be sure to check availability for camping before you go. It was completely filled that week.

We made it he hike fairly easily. The falls are worth every step. Once there you must go behind your he fall and experience this with a nice lunch.

Awesome views, on the easy side of moderate. Crossing the creek is somewhat difficult, but there are many logs to cross on.

the bridge is washed out and I wouldn't recommend taking dogs. unless they can walk across trees to cross the water.

Great hike. Puts you in at The Elk Meadows trailhead then connects you to this trail. Don’t forget to walk back to where the trail turns off to Sahalie Falls trail. The first half is harder than the second, so after the payoff of the gorgeous falls, it’s a pleasant hike. Would do again.

Great view! A bit of walking in the trees but ends with a perfect view worth the walk.

on Ramona Falls Trail

6 days ago

This was a beautiful hike! The waterfall more than makes up for the almost constant uphill approach.
It seems like everyone prefers Ramona Falls trail #797 over PCT especially on the approach. The problem is the signage on the trail. At the 3-way junction where the loop part starts (about a mile from the parking lot and after you cross the river) we thought we were going on Ramona Falls Trail if we go straight because the arrows were pointing that way. Not so. You have to turn left. I've uploaded a few pics of the junction and the signage.

On the border of easy to moderate but very pretty hike!

7 days ago

awesome hike, pretty views.. i would say the more on the easy side of moderate. only challenge is crossing the river but it’s low enough right now it wasn’t an issue.

We’re new to hiking and took our girls (7 & 9). They were starting to moan a bit towards the top, but once they saw the waterfall all complaining stopped. There is one part closer to the falls where I think some rocks fell so they are directing everyone to a lower path. When trying to get back up to the main path it was steep and the dirt was very loose which was challenging with younger kids. Overall, the falls make it all worth it.

Nice trail! Well maintained and for as busy as we expected it to be based on the cars we didn’t really run into to many people on the trail. The lake was not what I would call a mirror but is was about noon and there were plenty of people enjoying the water. I’d love to do this again in the winter with snowshoes.

Nice hike with Mt Hood Views. I started this hike at 8:45am on a Sunday and only saw a few backpackers on their way out on my way to the lake. The trail is well maintained and easy for the first 2/3. Site C has great views of Mt Hood, but I heard from some campers that the mosquitos are terrible right now. I passed many people on my way out and there were cars all along the road so go early to avoid crowds.

Highly recommend this hike! Elevation gain wasn’t too bad, the views of Mt. Hood were incredible! Not highly trafficked, there was a little traffic at the 4 trail junction but not terrible. The 4 trail junction was a little tricky but there is a large map that shows you the way. Great trail, I will definitely do again!

on Ramona Falls Trail

9 days ago

good hike. get there early on the weekend. beautiful views and scenery.

A beautiful hike today! We started at Elk Meadows Trailhead and traveled counter-clockwise. Super pretty with lots of wildflowers and expansive views. Umbrella Falls were flowing well and we ate lunch on a log around there before heading down past Sahalie Falls. We almost missed the trail to Sahalie, but saw the sign last minute. We decided not to go all the way down as it looked relatively steep and we couldn’t fully see where it ended. So we got to see it from the top

10 days ago

10 days ago

This was our first hike in Mt. Hood National Park. It did not disappoint. The falls were magical and the trail was beautiful in every way. I would definitely recommend this trail to anyone!

Loved the trail. Hated the parking.

Climbs pretty fast but well maintained and easy to follow trail, after a short climb you reach this beautiful and picturesque lake.

Easy for a morning Walk

11 days ago

Awesome family hike, and a great hike if you have dogs on a warm day - as there are plenty of places for dogs to get water.

Been hiking here since I was young, always a great hike. Amazing view at the top (if weather allows), definitely worth the trip.

Really pretty hike through some beautiful meadows. We did the full loop suggested here. Umbrella Falls was really flowing well. Took a picnic on some logs before the falls. We're out of shape so we took some breaks along the way. The first leg of the trail (umbrella falls trail) gains a good amount of elevation quickly. A tree is down at the very end of the loop before you get back to the parking area. We had to rock hop across a steam and squeeze through some overgrowth.

12 days ago

Quite a vigorous hike! 2 hours 20 minutes in/out with the 8-year-old kid and a pup. Gorges view at the end!

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