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Andrew Klumpp reviewed Mount Defiance Trail
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FishingGreat!IcySnow

Michelle and I led a group of 12 hikers from the Portland Hiking Meetup Group to the summit and WOW, this was the best ascent EVER and I've done this hike many times. We ascended the defiance trail to about the 4,100 foot mark and then followed many others off-trail and up the rock field that was mostly buried in deep snow. The snow was hard packed and we top-walked using our microspikes (or similar.) Although the snow became deeper the final 100 foot vertical or so, nobody donned their snowshoes. On the way down we hoped to descend the 'Starvation Ridge' trail though nobody seemed to have gone that way so we simply descended back down the more popular 'Defiance' trail. GPS was handy on the first mile of the descent given the many confusing tracks taking slightly different routes.

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Pat and Donna Dougan reviewed Tamolitch Blue Pool via McKenzie River Trail
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Wonderful trail easy hike in and out. The Blue Pool is beautiful. Bathrooms at the trailhead were filthy, parking can be busy but it’s so worth it. We would easily take our grandkids on this trail, 8,5 & 3.

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Go early. Bring micro spikes. Snow was firm and the boot pack solid. Stunning views at sunrise.

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HikingGreat!

Absolutely magical trail along side the river. The first half is mossy and old growth troll territory and the second half is lava rock ending at the blue pool.

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Shane Bennett reviewed Mount Defiance Trail
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HikingSnow

Completed this one 4/10-4/11/2021. Parked in the Starvation State Park lot for free, then hiked the Starvation Ridge trail to Warren Lake (~4.5 hours with full packs) and spent the night. We had it to our selves and there was liquid water if you broke through the ice on the edge of the lake. Absolutely gorgeous morning on Sunday, but the hike up Saturday was quite cold and windy. Our water was freezing at about 4 pm, so be prepared for cold conditions. I’d estimate it dipped into the low 20’s at night. Sunday was gorgeous, sunny, and not windy. Didn’t need a jacket all day until resting at the summit of Mount Defiance. As other reports have mentioned, we hit snow around 3k feet, but the snow up to Warren via Starvation was soft and snowshoe worthy, but we made it with just boots. The hike up to Defiance from Warren was also snow shoe worthy, and a bit icy so we used micro spikes, which was a bad decision. Snow clumped up super bad under our shoes and each step was heavy and clumsy. However, on the way down via Mount Defiance Trail the snow was significantly more packed, thus more slippery, so we appreciated the spikes at times. Be prepared for some route finding up Starvation Trail and just pick your 1 of 20 routes up/down the Mt Defiance Trail on the upper snowy half. Saw people getting started at 2:30 pm with trail runners and was seriously concerned they won’t make and will have to route find in the dark with freezing feet. The summit had >5 feet of soft-medium packed snow.

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The trail conditions were great. There was no snow at all and it was warm and beautiful hiking weather. All bridges were intact. Great hike for families, kids, and dogs.

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Kiki Laca reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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As of 4/11, the road is still closed, and the road to the trailhead was longer than stated on the reviews - closer to 2.5 overall. We logged just about 11 miles and still didn’t reach the falls. We had to turn back to due to lack of time. Most people just had boots and poles, but I would highly suggest microspikes - they were very useful for most of the trail, especially closer to the end when the trail is icy and narrow, with a steep drop off to the side. Also, there is a river crossing and the seasonal bridge is not up yet, just a couple of logs that are on the verge of being submerged.

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Erin Seekins reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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Arrived at 9:00 am on a sunny Sunday and the parking lot was already overflowing. When we got back there were cars overflowing onto the road. Get here early unless you’re cool with parking along the highway. The hike itself was lovely. Very steep, the the mileage made it not too hard. No snow at the top.

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Kayla Brown reviewed Mount Defiance Trail
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HikingGreat!Over grownRockySnow

April 11, 2021. Did Mount Defiance Trail out and back. Boots to the summit and microspikes on the way down. Snowshoes are not needed as the snow was only really deep around the summit and it was frozen. Lots of trails around and leading to the summit in the snow so having GPS or being familiar with the actual trail without snow would be helpful. Didn’t see an established trail to Starvation Creek trail to do the loop.

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Space Lion reviewed Mount Defiance Trail
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

Beautiful sunny day, breathtaking views of Mt. Hood on one side and Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens on the other. There are also a handful of very nice waterfalls early on in the hike. You will definitely extremely benefit from microspikes once you hit the snowline. It's also very steep, much harder going down than going up IMO. One of the top 5 best hikes I've ever done.

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Road to the trailhead is doable in a sedan right now- follow OregonHikers drive directions. Bring microspikes, go early before sun hits the higher angle snow slopes you have to traverse.

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Joel Kellner reviewed Wind Mountain Trail
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The trail was well maintained for the most part, there were points where it was quite muddy or slippery on the inclines. I would recommend checking the wind prior to climbing because today’s hike had scary strong winds at the top. One benefit of this hike is being in the wind shadow for majority of the route. But at the edges and at the top you may be blown away. Yesterday we climbed beacon rock and there were views the whole way. This hike was not as picturesque even at the top. We may have just picked the wrong day, but we weren’t that impressed.

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Keith Nelson reviewed Mount Defiance Trail
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Lots of snow at the top.

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Dan Sikorski reviewed Mount Defiance Trail
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About 9 inches of fresh snow at the top. Made it a good workout! Will definitely be back on a clear day.

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Elizabeth Fitzgerald reviewed Kings Mountain Trail
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Stunning view. Ground is frozen up top, no snow.

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Amazing trail. The trail itself goes through a mossy rock wonderland alongside the Mackenzie River. Blue Pool, as everyone says, is bluer than blue. Today, the trail was free of any ice or snow.

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Kristina Metz reviewed Mount Defiance Trail
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Went on 4/6/21 and it was GORGEOUS! One of the best views of Mt. Hood. Only saw one other person the whole time and at the top was so peaceful. There was literally no other noises around. The hike was definitely tough, but not terrible. There was snow starting at 3,000ft and was pretty hard, packed, and a little slippery. I had regular trail running shoes which made it a little more difficult in the snow, but there were foot prints from people before us which helped. We walked casually up and ran a lot of the downhill. It took us about 5 hours of moving time. If you go when there’s no snow it would for sure be faster. Definitely recommend!

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