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Great hike anytime. Both falls are beautiful.

Giant waterfalls where you can walk any distance from 0-20 miles. Good to view in the snow even, parking lot has been clear most of the time.

Here is a video of my time here:

Very nice way to start a long weekend in Crater Lake NP. Easy, walking access from Mazama Campground and the trail wasn't too crowded during midday on a weekday. Great canyon scenery and views of pinnacles, striations, and other "geological stuff." The trail often meanders along creekside. Wildflowers abound. Wonderfully welcoming trail.

With the dry winter Oregon is having I decided to venture over the pass to do this hike. It was well worth it, despite how short it is. The color of the water is magnificent this time of year and the lack of the crowds made it even better. There was even a light dusting of snow. I would not recommend attempting this hike in the winter without proper safety equipment in your car, the winter is not typical. The trail will always be fine, the roads may vary.

One of my favorite go-to hikes. Easy enough but very gratifying and exceptionally beautiful. Plan to spend some time driving on a forest service road to get there.

Love this! Easy to get down, at this time of year can be slippery though. Gorgeous falls and picnic table to enjoy lunch with a great view! Be prepared for a nice incline all the way back up!

1 month ago

Beautiful hike, absolutely worth the trip. It is a little challenging as most of the hike to the waterfall is downhill, therefore the hike back to the car is entirely uphill. If you visit this waterfall during spring, expect snow. I attempted to visit in March and the road leading to this waterfall was buried under 3 feet of snow (but the roads surrounding Lemolo Resort were plowed). I completed the hike in October, which is the perfect time to avoid both snow and mosquitoes. The waterfall was impressive even though we visited during Fall.

1 month ago

For my purposes, I rate this trail as a 5/5. It’s a fun adventure trying to find the correct trailhead and then bushwhacking to the bottom of the falls.

To find the trailhead, you take the first right turn after you pass Lake in the Woods. The trailhead will be on the left side of the road.

The trail itself does not lead you to the base of the waterfall. It rather just passes by the waterfall and you will hear it, but not see it. The trail eventually leads to Hemlock Lake. In order to see the waterfalls, you have to go off trail and down a steep slope through heavy brush. It helps to keep track of your mileage hiked on the trail or have a GPS, so you know when it’s time to leave the trail. The venture out to Grotto Falls is very beautiful and you pass several smaller waterfalls on the way.

The hike is moderate/difficult depending on your fitness level. I would not recommend this hike for people with young children. Venturing to the base of the waterfall is possible if you have a dog, but I would not recommend it.

Although you have to go off trail, remember to be considerate of your delicate surroundings and pack out everything that you pack in.

1 month ago

One of my favorite waterfalls off of Little River Road. The trail head can be difficult to find if you have never been there before. The trail head is across the road from Lake in the Woods. You will see a sign designating a hiking area but there is nothing that specifically states you are at the Yakso Falls trailhead.

I highly recommend doing Hemlock Falls while you’re here. The Hemlock Falls trail can be accessed from the Lake in the Woods campground.

Definitely worth the hike. The hike is pretty easy and the waterfalls are incredible. Sahalie Falls is one of my all time favorites. The trail is heavily trafficked because of all the people passing by on the highway. Would definitely recommend it to anyone

Very beautiful hike! Slippery but a lot of water in the winter. I love waterfalls!

The trail was quiet and beautiful. Because it’s winter most trees are dead but there’s still so much green. The trail is fairly slippery because of the mud, and is difficult on the way down because of the steepness. But the hike is quick and beautiful and the waterfalls are AMAZING. A bit of a workout on the way up, not too bad. The drive does have a lot of pot holes, but to me, worth it.

Amazing hike and waterfalls! Easy to get to and well maintained trail.

I really enjoyed the car ride there but I wish the hike was longer. The waterfalls were worth it if your there for an easy hike.

Getting to trailhead requires several miles of driving on one-lane gravel road 10-20 mph with a number of deep potholes. Sedan and van drivers might be less comfortable along the way when compared to high-profile SUVs. Visible “Niagara Falls trail” signs mark route from US101 to parking area.

350-foot of elevation drop on the 1-mile trail to the two falls and rise on the return hike may be challenging for anyone not in good physical shape. Anyone with fear of heights or small children may want to avoid this trail as steep drop-offs along parts of the trail exist. The trail itself is laid out and maintained well.

The two waterfalls are beautiful and won’t disappoint. Very quiet and secluded.

Family-friendly hike. Very icy at the viewpoint for Sahalie Falls, otherwise slushy/snowy along the trail. Lots of visitors.

I went on this trail when there was still snow on the ground. It was gorgeous but a little difficult just because of the snow. It would be a super easy hike in the summer months.

Loved this hike! We decided to take it up a notch and hike down into the river and river walked down streams bit. The water is beautiful blue and fast and SUPER cold!!

It was a perfect fall day! I would rate this more moderate than easy. on the way down was a bit slippery because of the wet leaves on the ground. and on the way up, there's quit a bit of elevation! pretty short hike, 1 mile each way, almost anybody can do it. It was really nice and enjoyable. Two very beautiful falls! Getting there was a bit of bumpy ride, very narrow winding road, not very long but takes forever coz you can't drive fast (20 MPH at best). Be extra careful if you're driving a sedan!

Beautiful falls... easy trail. Trail head is adjacent to the entrance of Lake in the Woods.

I saw a picture that someone had posted on Instagram and knew I had to check this place out. I came out yo Oregon to visit family and my mom, boyfriend, and I stopped by on our way home from Portland. This definitely is a super easy hike but the views, to die for!

One of my favorite trails! Stunning falls, the air smells so sweet here, and we loved just sitting by quieter spots on the river. Really gorgeous the whole way!

Gorgeous hike. Felt like you were truly in the middle of nowhere.

Nice morning hike when staying within Mazama Camp.

Beautiful hike . Water is so Blue. The falls Amazing . Trails are good . Love this hike

6 months ago

Nicely maintained trail, packed earth. Trail is well shaded and the falls are worth the short hike. If you continue down the trail, it will lead you to an overview of the a class 5 section rapids on the Rogue River. Day use parking, no fee, a couple picnic tables at parking lot.

Very easy trail. One of the most beautiful I've ever been on.

A very beautiful hike! The last road towards the parking area is a single lane road, so be cautious, go slowly, and be alert for incoming traffic!

Gorgeous waterfall at the end of the trail, totally worth the hike.

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