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Good out and back hike. Did on a Saturday starting around 1:00 pm. With lunch and some river time we were back to the car at about 5:15 pm. The hike up until the trailhead is pretty easy and although the ascent to the bluffs is a bit steep, it's not so bad. The bluffs are a great lunch spot, and we didn't go much further than that. The best spots to go down to the river are early in the trail and it was great to dip our toes into on the way back. There were no bugs except a few bees around the bluffs, but they didn't bother us much. Heads up though - there were apparently a few break-ins today so make sure to not leave any valuables in your car!

great hike. Wife is a beginner but had great time. Lush wood made for cool hiking

a nice hike, though it is near a road so not as remote as I'd prefer. the waterfall is so worth it though!

Awesome!

Beautiful place

Went off hours, late afternoon on a weekday, and had the place almost to myself. Can get packed on weekends.

Such a beautiful trail. Only saw a few people on a Sunday. Listening to the river made up for my dogs pulling! Not technical. A little rolly. Be back soon!

hiking
7 days ago

So the directions take you to Riverside Camp ground which is fine and we started there, but there is a sign just before it’s a small wood sign on a tree and there is a parking lot so if your directions say 1 mile left start looking for the sign. Was a great hike for newbies definitely going back and did not see a waterfall

We hike the west, steep, part of this trail with our 3 elderly dogs most days when we’re in our cabin. Our mood and level of fatigue determines how far we continue after the first turn around. The directions given appear to be for the lesser used east end of the trail and to that extent are incorrect. Road 32xx has been decommissioned at the fork. Further, as of a few weeks ago, the bridge has been decommissioned so much of the access is necessarily on foot, extending the effective trail length by about one mile.

Alternatively, park in the Camp Creek Camp Ground, cross the footbridge at the west end and ascend a few hundred yards on Still Creek Trail to its junction with Road 32, turn right, and continue to the Flag Mountain Trailhead, approximately 3/4 mile.

Most hikers (as evidenced by the other reviews and by observation) access Flag Mountain Trail from the western trailhead, where the oft-mentioned steepest half mile is found. Turn west onto Road 20 off Hwy 26, continue approximately 1 mile to Road 20E on the left. The trailhead is about 40 yards in, with parking for several cars. (If no space is available, there are multiple turnouts on Road 20 that can be used.)

I will be going again but definitely not kid friendly. Next time I'll just take my aussie. It is worth it and beautiful. just not with clumsy kids or dogs. (i have a older aussie who did great and a young pit who did not! they have both done great on trails before this was just too long for my 1.5 year pup)

Was there 3-4 days ago and see I may have walked past another Murray. Nice hike the river was a needed with the hot weather.

The drive there was very bumpy. Take a suv or truck. The way down to the waterfall is a bit tricky. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it almost looked like we were at a water park FULL of people, everyone was nice and minded their own business, so we didn’t really mind that. Great swimming spot for kids. We took our 2 year old and she LOVED it.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice peaceful moderate hike.The waterfall is spectacular. The last 2 miles of road to the trailhead is full of potholes.

If you are coming from southern washington the road to get there will say closed about 3-4 miles from the trailhead. We drove past the road closed signs and came to a giant pothole in the road that no cars could get around (jeeps or trucks could make it) so we had to park and walk about 2 miles to the trail, being chased by bees the whole way. Not fun. But the lower waterfall was gorgeous and good for swimming, and I will be going back! Next time we will go around to enter from the north side to avoid the potholes and bees.

The waterfalls are worth the drive and hike!

So glad I got to see it BUT the road to get there washed out and we were detoured thru hood river Oregon to get home! Literally took us an additional four hours to get back to I-5.

Nice walk along a picturesque and melodious creek. Not crowded. Stunning set of falls thundering into a verdant bowl you can climb down into. The mist from the falls is a fabulous way to cool off on a hot day.
2 miles of rough road to get to trail head but not a problem unless you slammed your car.

I love this trail. Great walking path and fairly level. We only did the lower falls and then climbed up and took the trail back. Decided not to do the upper part, maybe next time. The hardest part of this trail is the short yet steep trail leading to the top.

It’s more like 8.4. It felt long to me haha. It was shaded most of the way. It was rocky and at parts steep and cliffy edges. Many times you can get down to the Clackamas for a cool down. It is always near the river so the view is pretty. Trail goes up and down and up and down etc so it’s fairly consistent. The falls are nice and cool but not a whole lot of room. There are 2 tiers and you can climb up the first. I didn’t see a whole lot of people on the trail but it was fun to watch the rafts and kayaks come by.

3 snakes in about 8 miles on a hot, sunny day. Not bad!

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome hike, would definitely recommend. The beginning starts out easy with lots of ups and downs and follows a cute little river/creek for a while. Gorgeous views everywhere. The first waterfall is beautiful and bigger than I’d anticipated. You then can walk back a little while and hike a tiring incline to see a second waterfall and cool off in the river. Very beautiful, not that many bugs and an overall good experience. There is also only one pit toilet at the beginning

Beautiful upper and lower falls and the middle the falls isn't too bad either. It was in the 90s but felt cool in all the trees.

so worth it very good for photos

was great little trail not super long but reward at the end was pretty sweet

good hike its 8.8 according to Strava and tons of Rocks the whole way but the juice is worth the squeeze on a hot day

Beautiful and easy day hike. Upper falls aren’t nearly as pretty and could be skipped if you wanted to do a shorter hike

Great trail, lots of shade

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 7/17: NFRD 90 is full of dips that u won’t see but will hear the bottom of your car scraping the pavement- 30 mph max! Hike: need a NW Forest Pass....well marked trail with Lewis River right next to you almost the entire way up to Upper Falls. No bugs and only saw 2 people on the way in. Great hike for a hot day!

Forgot to clock out of my recording so it recorded a bit of the drive out!
It was a beautiful clear day and we ended up dipping into the water. We arrived at lower Lewis and didn’t realize we could hike up to see middle Falls and upper Lewis. I highly suggest doing so, middle Falls was one of my favorite stops just because it wasn’t nearly as crowded as the lower Falls!
Great hike and would do it again!

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