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47 minutes ago

Beautiful hike to a gorgeous waterfall, but please come prepared and bring traction devices for your hiking boots. The trail is very icy and steep at parts. A lady had fallen and broken her leg today. I hope she’s OK!

Did this hike today in a light rain and it was muddy but lovely! One of us was wearing a baby in a backpack though and there were a few spots that the mud was sloshy and slippery enough on hills that we had some trouble-mama and baby ended up on their backside in the mud once even. We had to cut the last part of the loop off and come back to the original leg of the trail sooner than the loop plans because of this and the fact that the trail crosses a small but rocky, rushing creek. It was fun though and far prettier than I expected it to be, just be prepared to get muddy if it’s wet out! It is very poorly marked like others have said, but we found it pretty easy to just follow the map.

Decent little jaunt, it’s fun to explore a place practically in our backyard. Good place to walk a dog.

It’s a little forest treasure close to the city.

Beautiful trail. Micro spikes are necessary and enough snow most the way for snow shoes. lots of people and dogs off leash.

11 hours ago

Great hike!

As an avid hiker, this was by no means a hike, but a leisurely stroll. We took time to stop and take a lot of pictures, gorgeous rainy day, the falls were full and raging.

great for newbs and experts alike. a little muddy but hey its oregon and its January. couldn't ask for anything more.

1 day ago

Did this trail on 1/20. Not enough snow for snowshoeing, but you absolutely need crampons or shoes with fabulous traction on ice. There are several areas where you're walking at a steep incline on ice.

The scenery was beautiful.

on Beacon Rock Trail

1 day ago

Awesome scenic views. For Oregon residents, be prepared to pay for Bridge of the Gods toll and get Discovery Pass.

This area is not open to dogs year round-so check before you go. It was beautiful on a crisp fall day. Our golden loved it!

trail running
2 days ago

Fun fairly easy trail to get out in and just have a peaceful hike. Not to many people in January that’s for sure.

5 days ago

It is beautiful trail covered with snow. Some areas are very slippery. Unfortunately, I didn’t see Mt Hood. I am not sure it is due to weather or just missing it. Lake is frozen and has lots of foot print. I have no guts to step on it.

Beautiful New Years day hike. We saw 3 deer, and the sunny winter light was lovely. Easy.

7 days ago

Pretty icy in spots but worth it in snowshoes. Went up on Tuesday and saw 6-8 other people/dogs. Right now you'd need crampons or snowshoes, I saw a few people that turned around because they couldn't get very far. The payoff at the lake is fantastic, it's frozen over but there are some visible warm spots along the shore so I wouldn't recommend walking on it.

7 days ago

Great hike with fantastic views on a nice day! It was a bit steep at times. It was very doable for us in winter.

There is now a parking area that is plowed adjacent to the Ski Bowl parking lot. If it’s winter, make sure to get a Sno-park day pass.

We snowshoed, but we would have been fine with crampons/microspikes. Icy patches made it tough for folks without.

great views! if you are scared of heights this is not for you.

It's an easy hike that follows the river. I don't think we ever found Moulton Falls but we continued and saw Lucia Falls. There are zero signs on the trail. I took the advice of previous people and took a picture of the map, though that didn't help us. I'll give it 3 stars for being easy, having pretty enough views of the river the whole time. However, it's crowded and the falls remain a mystery to me.

Beautiful and scenic hike to do in the winter time; but the difficulty level goes from easy to moderate when there’s snow and ice.
A “must try” hike, when snow has fallen!
Micro spikes or something similar highly suggested!

8 days ago

easy hike with a wonderful ending!!!

You absolutely need traction devices on your boots. We passed person who fell and possibly broke a arm. It's a ice trail over rocks and tree roots so I recommend two treking poles to help prevent tripping, snow shoes that don't have a aggressive track on the side won't get a good bite over rocks. There was a back up at the boulder field from unprepared hikers without traction devices. My wife used micro spikes by Kahtoola I used ice trekkers diamond grippers by yaktraks. If cost if a factor check and for kids check out Stabilgear brand of microspikes at P-rkrose hardware for $19.

8 days ago

This was a great trail! We rented crampons which are better than Microspikes per the recommendation of Mountain Shop. The rental price was 10. Some fellow hikers did not have equipment and were sliding or slipping. Happy hiking!

A great place for an easy hike. Just don't go in the summer if you don't like crowds.

Nice walk and a beautiful waterfall!

Very beautiful (especially with all of the snow), but always very, very crowded. There’s a reason it’s the most popular hike on the mountain!

My first Oregon trail to hike. Really pretty Hike with a gorgeous waterfall at the end. Hiked this trail in September. Perfect weather that day

Gorgeous river and waterfalls!

10 days ago

Trail was busier than I expected for it being a weekday but great hike nonetheless. Snow was packed down, using micro spikes made it much easier but could be done without them. Trail is in excellent condition and easy to hike. I didn’t see any dog poop or trash like other reviews mentioned but the first half mile did have orange peels dropped every few feet on the trail...

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