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Very muddy. Honestly thought the viewpoints were breathtaking, the finish was mehh. Looking back I may have missed something at the end.

Great views! a little bit of frost this time of year...I would recommend Hobart bluff trail if one were wanting to choose between the two trails!

hiking
3 hours ago

Amazing hike, but come prepared for icy and snowy trail conditions starting halfway through the hike! It’s difficult hiking in ice up and down hill. Bring boot traction chains and hiking poles. They’re absolutely necessary. Hiked November 10th 2018.

I couldn’t record this hike, as the app will not allow me to record routes if I’m not connected to the internet to log into my account? I’m not sure if that’s a bug or a feature....

Anyways, this hike is a delight. I was able to Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and just the crest of Mt. Rainier. But don’t let the mileage fool you. I started this hike at noon and had to race down Kings Mountain Trail to beat the sunset. You don’t want to caught night hiking on these slopes.

Just hiked this on Sunday November 11th 2018, Veterans Day:). I’ll never say a hike is bad, always a beautiful day in the woods and mountains. It was a 12 mile twisty turning drive to get to the trail head. Once there I noticed signs that say the trails are closed and unsafe, access is prohibited! Well we set out anyway because hey... it’s what we do. We did 3 miles out and 3 back. Nothing tremendously notable other than the river. This trail doesn’t seem very heavy used. We were literally the only people on the trail. I’d like to hike the trail in the opposite direction and see what it has to offer scenery wise.
Like I said, a bad hike is still a good hike. For the beginners this would be perfect, flat and long with nice views. Can’t say I got any ticks, maybe the cold kept them from being active.

Very special place. It's one that we've been talking about doing for a long time but I guess it was so close we always put it off. Move it to the top of your list of hikes within an hour of Portland.

hiking
14 hours ago

For how popular this hike is I thought it would be over rated but it’s not. Short but steep and starts that way almost from the get go. Gorgeous view of route 26 fog early in the mornings looking east. Advice is to take the quick humbug trail for excellent views of this. The trail at times can have some mild flowing water in spots but easily avoidable. Views abound after the half way point allowing easy viewing of the coast and many peaks in all directions. Dress warm at the top. Wind likes to funnel up the range.

Definition of a steady incline from the start to finish but wasn’t too difficult. Views from the top are incredible!

on Black Butte Trail

16 hours ago

Amazing views!

Nice park, lots of little trails. Very nice for when you don’t have a lot of time. Very walkable, clean and nice trails and some variation with the gardens.

I really love hiking this Trail. It is rated moderate, but I think it is fairly easy. The view at the top is well worth the hike!!!!!

The walk to the trail was beautiful, the destination was easily the best beach I have ever been on. Make sure you explore the north side, you can get pretty far.

Very pretty, starting to get snow now though

hiking
18 hours ago

Nice easy fairly short hike with amazing views! After some rain it was pretty muddy, but not too crazy. Get there early as by mid day there was no parking left. Definitely worth it!

Great hike along a river with plenty of smaller falls on the way. There was a downed tree on the trail when I went (11/09/18) about 1.6 miles in. It gets rocky in some parts, but overall fairly easy.

Nice hike. Still very little snow. Gear: trail shoes, shell pants and top, thermal. Was upper twenties to start (9:30ish) and warmed up quickly. Trekking poles would have been nice. Once you are about a mile from the summit stay close to the ridge and avoid the scree field.

Lots of little trails pleasant to walk on. I would love to see this place in late spring/early summer or at the beginning of fall.

hiking
21 hours ago

A great hike with breathtaking views. Hiked this today with a family of 5, 10 years being the youngest and a energetic dog. Mid-November and it was a cool start, still plenty of hikers! Very popular trail. I was worried reading some of these reviews that this was going to be challenging. The kids were just about to think it was when we saw the watch towers and knew we were close. We used a Garmin and found it to be about 2.4 miles to the top. (and as stated in other reviews, it is up, the whole way!). We made it in about 70 minutes up and 50 minutes down, in good tennis shoes, nothing fancy. Path is relatively soft and easy to walk, top has more rock “stairs” and can require more careful footing. As stated, it was cool today, if hiking on a warm day, start early and bring plenty of water. Had a great time, highly recommend!

It is 35 minutes from Sisters, and all but the last mile+ were good/great roads. The last little bit is rough but doable. Not a lot of parking, both lots full when we left and it is not peak season. But there is a pit toilet at the trailhead.

We are an active family, young children and inactive people will likely need to take their time.

Great place to hike! Restrooms available. Lots of water scenes, waterfalls, and forrest to explore. Flat and easy marked trails. Dog friendly as well.

22 hours ago

I give this 4.5 stars. Got on the trail about 3p, and took an hour and a half to climb up to the lake. Passed a handful of people hiking out, but pretty uncrowded for a beautiful Saturday. No one was hiking up after me, judging from my car being the lady in the lot when I hiked out. The multiple creeks on both sides of the trail, sometimes cascading down over the trail, serenade you the whole way up. Arrived to the lake just as the sun was setting on Mt. Hood, fading from a rich orange to a soft rose. The surface of the lake was still in the crisp, cold evening air, with no person or creature to interrupt the peace. I ended up watching the sun fully go down, then hiked out in the dark. Easy enough trail to do this, just make sure you have some light as it’s much darker down in the trees. It’d be fun to stay and watch the stars come out next time.

I didn’t see the cut off that this map shows to make it more of a triangle loop, so for me it was basically an out and back with a walk around the lake.

Beautiful, and scenic.
Love taking my dog here.

hiking
23 hours ago

Quiet and peaceful. Great during the summer, not to crowded, the water isn’t too cold.

Very busy trail, but super cool waterfall and bridge. Go when no one else is there (weekday).

Sweet trail, pretty easy, and theres a super cool helicopter pad and lookout at the top! Amazing drive to the trailhead too.

Super awesome hike!! Totally kick ass though. Straight uphill and lots of switch backs, but worth it.

Cool really short hike to an awesome waterfall!

hiking
1 day ago

Very easy long hike with a beautiful bridge and view at the halfway point. Cool mine town place also. long drive to get there though from salem area.

Really easy summit hike and great to see both the cave and the peak at the top! Great camp spot up there too. NOTE: when going to the cave you will go through a burned forest area and the trail is relatively difficult to follow so keep your eyes peeled. It's a scramble with lots of loose rock, but doable if careful

Pretty tough hike and a steady climb all the way! Fun to see the 1930's huts, very worth the climb. Lots of good off shoots to hike while up there too!

hiking
1 day ago

Really cool lighthouse, cool beach with big rocks, and fun hike up the hill to get 360 views of the coastline.

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