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This was a gorgeous hike. The burn gave it an ominous feeling, which made it even more enjoyable.
Started at the Wahkeena side, that first set of switchbacks was a doozy, but led to some fabulous views. Took trail 420, it was clear and accessible. The treck back down towards the Larch mnt trail displayed the best of the burn, it was really cool. Sad, but cool.

Hiked on Saturday 12/8. The packed snow in the paved parts of the trail near the parking slots are pretty slick, and microspikes are recommended.

By far a gem of a hike. Even post burn.

on Tam-a-lau Trail

hiking
15 days ago

Great views of the lake, river canyon and mountains. We were literally the only people on the trail and only 2 boats on the lake far below. Signage for the trail wasn't very obvious from the road -- park in the Upper Deschutes Day Use Area in the single car section, then walk the short distance back up to the main road and cross it; the trail starts on the other side. All effort and elevation gain (pretty minimal at 600 ft) is in the first mile to the top. Looking down into the canyon at certain points on the rim can feel a little freaky if you have any fear of heights! (Even driving up and down the canyon in this spectacular state park may result in white knuckles. Road was dry when we were there, but chains are recommended if there are winter conditions.)

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful and serene.

Trail is mostly open again! Beautiful hike. Lots of waterfalls.

OFFICIALLY OPEN AS OF 11-24-2018! It’s fascinating to look at all the burned trees against the fresh green forest floor. There are many, many rocks on the trail though so be careful. The trail was very muddy today. The falls are still as beautiful as ever. Be careful and look out for landslides/rock slides and flash floods as it is a burn area.

11/21/18
Snow is starting to accumulate in the upper meadow and above. Slick icy snow on the way up to the saddle, microspikes recommended

No good trail markings, typical Oregon. ended up on the skyliner trail which was an awesome 6.5 mile run. Head back tomorrow with a map and run the falls loop

30 days ago

Very nice and easy going trail. Wonderful views. There were many cars on the parkinglot but it didn’t feel super crowded. Would love to come back to do longer trails.

I snowshoed this trail in march and it was so fun! Flat, and accessible. Some were mountain biking it.

great views and nice loop

What an awesome hike. Did some fishing also and we caught a trout and a salmon. Pretty easy hike for some beautiful views.

Went hear last November looking for hikes without snow in the bend area! This was was a great little hike in a canyon!

We did this along with the Three Fingered Jack loop

1 month ago

Great trail for our family! Wonderful views and walking along the river was delightful. It also had great spots to sit and enjoy the views along the way including all the rock climbing.

A top Cascades hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful this time of year, just be careful in some spots where the dirt is pretty loose.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views!

hiking
2 months ago

very easy great swimming spot

Great loop hike. Beautiful views.

Beautiful fall hike, first time today with my Rottweiler named Rambo, tricky rock crop at bottom down by river had to help rambo down rocks about 6' drop not so easy for older dogs. Beautiful canyon views and fall colors along river.

Very peaceful hike. We started at the fish hatchery and hiked about 3 miles down river , crossed over a bridge and hiked another 3 miles on the other side of the river. Beautiful scenery but there is no waterfall on this hike. We saw a trickle of water coming out of the side of the river but not what we would a waterfall. Still a pretty hike though.

Definitely a favorite trail! Interesting and beautiful views. For sure would do this one again.

Wonderful trail! 7miles out and back. Pretty easy hike, mostly flat the entire time. Dogs loved it as well! You follow the river for majority of the hike with beautiful views of the river and mountains. People also mountain bike on this trail. You can also just drive to the falls by following the road to the every end. (Lost of cars parked there) The falls were amazing!! Breath taking!! You can get very close to them and potentially even underneath them, but we did not try. We did the hike the first week of October:) highly recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

We started on this trail & ended up doing the entire summit loop trail. Very easy. Pretty view of the Crooked River with geese and ducks. This plus the entire loop was just under 8 miles with only one step section that didn’t last long. We brought a few snacks and water.

I went the first week of October and fording the River was pretty easy, knee deep. Unlike water crossings with rocks sticking up to step on, avoid the largest rocks, as they are super slippery. Knew to take extra shoes and small towel to dry feet off before replacing hiking boots. Leaves we’re just starting to turn with spectacular views along the way, then rewarded with incredible beauty at the end, where there’s a perfect spot to enjoy a snack before heading back. Hardest part of Trail is the last 1.5 miles back uphill to the parking lot.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing trail. Beautiful views at the end.

Beautiful waterfalls and an easy hike to see all of them. This one I ranked lower only because it gets pretty congested with many other hikers and dodging the bikes get challenging. Road to trailhead is gravel but no problems navigating around the occasional pothole. Parking is a problem if you don’t get there early.

Great views!

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