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Short, easy and beautiful even when covered in snow.

Great hike.... cable suspension bridge and view of fall were awesome

Shortish and very muddy when we were there, but the forest is beautiful and you would never know you were so near to the houses.

Tried to make it out here today. First, we drove past the trailhead, we thought it might have been the trailhead cause we drove over railroad tracks but our Google Maps told us to keep going. We only went a bit further though before it started to snow so we turned around and went back to where we'd crossed the tracks to give it a try. However, when we got out of the car there was audible gunfire from nearby. Turns out the trails runs parallel to an area where people like to practice shooting, even though there we signs that said "no shooting" (but they had bullet holes in them...) Anyways, we opted not to try since we weren't sure it was the correct trail head and the proximity of the gun range to the trail seemed too dangerous for our comfort. Once home I confirmed that the area with the gun range was the trailhead so we may go back later in the year when it isn't snowing.

Have done this hike many times and enjoyed it each time! A very fun short hike with a wonderful view!

Always a great park for a walk or hike. Parking can get scarce on busy warm weekend days.

Nice easy trail (little muddy in spots). Appreciated the suspension bridge and the waterfall.

Cool, easy out and back. Impossible to get lost since you just follow the railroad. Trail is becoming overgrown which is beautiful imo. Very cool old railroad structures. Careful on the bridges and in the tunnels.

Beautiful view of the falls but trails are closed I heard till April. Sad I didn’t get to do the hike!

Holy cow! What a beautiful hike. The suspension bridge was amazing! Falls were absolutely stunning!

Lots of signage.

13 days ago

An amazing gem right in the heart of NE Portland.

14 days ago

Did the trail with 4 adults & 5 young kids. So fun. About an hour to there and and hour back. Beautiful perfect family outing. $5 day use parking fee. Don’t be fooled by long country road, this is a heavily used trail. Might want to come early so you can find parking.

Fairly easy, very pretty. Alder loop was very muddy and not as pretty as the other loops so not really worth navigating the mud.

The water fall was really pretty and the view from the suspension bridge But this place gets SUPER crowded after a certain time so try to go as EARLY as possible because it just gets annoying when the crowd piles up.

Fantastic hike, gorgeous in every way, waterfalls, lush greenery, flowers, mushrooms, moss, all that's missing are the little fairies :) Took us about 5-6 hrs, just what we needed.

In a residential neighborhood with limited parking in a cul de sac which is flanked by homes. Had difficulty turning around with all the cars. Found that if I took a left on 183rd instead of the right, there is a much quieter cut de sac (without the number of homes and cars) to enter from.

took the kids (4 and 10) had lunch on the trail. pretty views, little traffic while we were there.

My first hike. I’m not in great shape and found this trail to be relatively easy. Beautiful,peaceful, and perfect weather. Wasn’t busy on the Monday afternoon we went.

great hike. best to go early before everyone shows up

great place to go with kids. 6 and 10 year old little ones loved it. especially the suspension bridge and throwing rocks in creek. we will be back when weather warms up

This was overall a very beautiful hike, with a few small precautions that hikers should be made aware of. First, the restroom at the trailhead is poorly maintained. Second, do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle, as there was broken glass scattered throughout the parking lot. Third, many hikers not leashing their dogs. Otherwise, the river was crystal clear and mesmerizing, and the terrain made for a fantastic workout! Bring lots of snacks!

so it only lost a star because it is covered in a foot of snow at the moment, making for a tougher trek. beautiful though. I'll definitely go back. we made it 2.5mi in to the first tunnel but turned back because of snow. I HAVE to go back to see the bridges.

24 days ago

easy trail, beautiful scenery, the suspension bridge and waterfall combo is cool as shit.

Enjoyed this simple hike to a lovely bridge overlooking the waterfall. I loved the green forest trail along the way as well. As a photographer, I got some great shots. Was wet and muddy but beautiful. Will be back.

Its closed and fenced, but you can still see the waterfall

Amazing trail

5 starts for hot spring... 3 stars for the hike, trail is in rough shape

on Cape Horn Loop Trail

1 month ago

the views were good the hike was okay.

2/17/2018 - Pup Creek definitely makes you work for its beauty. This was an easy to access trail right off of 224. No snow on the roads or trail. The trail was worn down from the winter but looks like it’s usually well maintained otherwise. Lots of downed trees and even some sections of the trail that looked like it had recently washed out or had the potential to do so. The water of the clackamas river is a gorgeous turquoise/green and the forest you hike through is vibrant. Only downside is the road is also right there, but since I was hiking alone it was comforting. Elevation is fairly gradual but I definitely felt it on my trip back to the car.

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