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It's well worth the trip. The road was not as bad as previously stated. I took my Subaru Legacy up and it made it just fine. I suggest taking hwy. 199 to Selma then a left after Rays market, follow the GPS from there. It is a climb but there are Amazing views the whole time! You can even see Mt. Mclaughlin at the top. A bit windy and lots of shattered glass up there too. We only seen two other hikers that day. So peaceful!

I hiked this Trail on October 7th after a summer filled with smoke that finally left the view was breathtaking. the hike up the hill was not easy it is very Steep in places. it took me 3 hours to get to the top because I had to stop numerous times to rest. one of the best hikes I have done to date.

Really excellent place. There is like 7 different trails you can hike; easy to difficult. Everything is marked. I took my 5 month old German Shepard and didnt have any issues or poison oak. I would definitely hike there again.

walking
2 days ago

Great hiking for all ability levels

hiking
3 days ago

Put this off a couple of months ago because of the heat as well as the fires decided to go out today and I was not disappointed it is an awesome Trail.. 10-13-18 ... too bad I can't post pictures at the moment lol

The views were incredible. I like that you have the option to hike up the peak, or for a somewhat easier journey, take the tower road. We had to use google maps to figure out where to go.. the signage is terrible IMO. Saw lots of deer, fat squirrels, birds and lizards! Also, if you want a bit longer than 4 miles, park at the lower turn out, otherwise continue to the hill to the main parking lot where the portapottys are .

backpacking
10 days ago

The first 11 or so miles is REALLY up and down. If I were to do this hike again, I would start halfway and just do the last 20 miles for scenery. I wouldn’t do the first 20 miles again. The trail is most often a long distance from the river and only seldom affords a view of the river you came to enjoy. I would recommend this if you’re in good shape and don’t mind the constant undulations of up and down on the trail.

Description is misleading as there is no loop unless you return by the road the trail intersects with. Strictly forest trail, I spotted only one vista. There is a web of trails weaving across the ridges and slopes with names related to Alice in Wonderland, which added whimsy for an otherwise dull hike. Toothpick trail is short and you can connect to any of the other trails to extend your hike. Just keep track of where you are because it’s a maze up there! Most fascinating to me were the dozens of mountain bike trails criss-crossing everywhere. Sadly, the plastic tape strung between trees and many signs advertising bike routes and warnings for bikes took away from my enjoyment of the hike. The mountain bikers that passed us were very polite and conscientious.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike on very well maintained trail. Excellent trail construction across several lava fields. The hike is easy and good to see the difficulty updated to easy since earlier reviews. Great views of Mt. McLoughlin at several points. The hike does not have a marked end point so you can continue on past the turn around point on a very well maintained trail.

Hiked this trail in June 2017. Beautiful views. Bees were annoying.

19 days ago

beautiful! I was lucky enough to go at an unbusy time.

Starts out easy but it’s definitely a challenge towards the top. Great variety of difficulty, nice variety of scenery and some nice shaded areas.

very lovely

hiking
22 days ago

Hike for good exercise and the views of the rock ledge at end of mountain are amazing! Once you get to the “peak” keep going because the views aren’t there they are past the peak on a trail that takes you to the over look. Great exercise for moderate hikers and spectacular views!

hiking
23 days ago

With Keith, teena and James follow trails... Keith go bathroom have pee outside for hiking lol... Look start small pay attention.... Pay attention intersection trail look.. I my phone pockets... Stop walk in My phone camera pictures... Thank you James and teena

hiking
26 days ago

Easy hike to some spectacular views!

hiking
27 days ago

Short hike on a well graded trail - well worth it - especially at sunset! 19 Sep 2018

27 days ago

Beautiful but not as long as I would have liked.

beautiful views and interesting pink trees. VERY steep!

awsome views of the valley!

Perfect for an afternoon hike!

walking
1 month ago

My family and I did this trail when we were camping at Crater Lake. The views were spectacular.

hiking
1 month ago

Simple and easy with awesome views of a few pinnacles. Reminds me of a tiny version of Bryce Canyon. The trail goes on further with some signage removed. I'll have to find out to where?

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike! It had been quite a while since we went hiking, so it was a good getting-back-into-it trail. My dog seemed to like it too. Probably was too easy for him... Really nice views!

trail running
1 month ago

There is a lot more trail than 7.1 miles at North Bank, but most of it is seriously uphill or downhill. You can find a couple of “flat” miles at the west entrance, if you take the single track trail leading west from the parking lot, which soon joins a gravel road. The views from the top are definitely worth the work, and there are many ways to get there.
The east entrance has a more gradual climb to the top, (unless you take the trail under the power lines). But, it is closed mid-week, so you will have to park outside the gate and walk in.
There are cattle running about, and occasional horseback riders, so be aware. Also, prepare to wipe yourself down in case you contact poison oak. All trails have poison oak just off of them. In winter, the single track can be quite muddy, but in summer, even the “cat roads” are nice.. some gravel and packed dirt.

I would rate as moderate, just because of the elevation change near the top. Great views all around today. The smoke from nearby fires wasn't too bad today. Beautiful area.

I only completed 19 terrifying miles on this trail. Of the 19 miles at least 85% was narrow trail (less then 30”) along a cliff edge any where from 100 to 700 feet above the river, rock wall on one side and precipitous drop off on the other. I am afraid of heights and circumstances (private raft support) had me definitely completing more miles then I was comfortable with. The trail has many slides and several obstructions. It is a continual up and down. We were told that Devils Backbone was closed because of a slide leaving Huggins as your only alternative. This trail really should have a “fear of heights” advisory

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little kike with a view of some of the pinnacles. It is NOT ADA compliant at this time (Per sign at trailhead). Most of the trail is 2-3 inches deep in dust. I hate to think what it will be like with the first rains. National Park Service is actively laying down gravel to make it ADA compliant.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy access and a good simple loop hike.

This actually was 7.95 miles be prepared was rough.

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