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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.

I wouldn’t go out of your way to the park area. As others have said there’s a lot of homeless and suspicious activity going on. I didn’t feel comfortable alone. The rest of the trail seems okay.

It's one of my favorite training Runs

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

Gorgeous river and waterfalls!

I will always have a soft spot for this trail. A year ago I wanted to get in better shape and take up hiking. As someone who was pretty out of shape Salmon Morgan was a great place to build confidence and awaken the imagination to deeper woodland traverses. Still come here about once or twice a week to get a quick hit of nature and fresh air when time doesn’t allow for ambitious treks.

Defaulted to this trail after seeing how rutted the road to Silver Star/Ed's Loop is.

I was on this trail Saturday 1/5/19 and came across what appeared to be large cat scat (essentially a very large hair ball) that was very fresh. There were also older piles along the way. I'm not well versed on identifying scat but it was enough for me to turn back. Please be careful.

good place to shred trails, you just have to know where to look.

Super easy out and back. Went on a crisp January day, damp and overcast with about a dozen people on the mostly paved trail with me.

Well kept trail. Not very scenic throughout. Easy and flat. Saw Egrets and Great Blue Herons.

Beautiful area for a walk with birds, lake and the creek. We look forward to seeing all the plants come to life in spring!

Good New Year’s Eve hike, snow was very picturesque!

trail running
17 days ago

Great place to run, have to dodge horse poo but usually never see horses. Trails are generally flat but some good hills mixed in. Love running here!

Love this trail and I’m lucky it’s right in my backyard

I love Lacamas Park. It’s close, but with the trees and the water you feel as if you were far out of town. I highly suggest this as it is beautiful and easy.

Steep especially in the beginning, 800 feet elevation in the first mile, I enjoyed the snow about half way up. Was cloudy but could imagine that the view was beautiful at the top, in my list to repeat in the spring.

Beautiful view of a snowy MSH. Saw a bear in the lower clearcut area.

It’s okay, not a great hike but a decent place if you want a fast bike ride.

trail running
1 month ago

Fun long run with my lab today. First time being on the trail. Passed 8 people, all but 1 were within the first mile. Trail is marked efficiently so you do have to look for the markers in a few areas, specifically the road crossings.

1 month ago

Some really steep short sections with sharp switchbacks, but overall nice forest scenery. No major focal points of interest.

Beautiful trails and scenes. This is a series of loops- do all of them for about 3.5 miles. We went about a week ago and the giant maple leaves fell the whole time with yellow sun rays shining through.... damp floor covered in leaves and mushrooms... songbirds and frogs singing constantly. There’s no major feature, but it is some beautiful hiking. Mostly flat. Easily jog-able. Loved it. And the horse poo just didn’t really bother us that much, to be honest.

Got a clear day today 11/12 and it was phenomenal views at the top. With the exception of the first half mile and maybe last half mile (which are steep) the hike is pretty chill. Well worth it on a clear day, def be prepared for wind and dropping temps up top. Happy hiking

This portion of the trail was an easy stride and full of autumn beauty! Great year round trail.

We couldn’t find the falls even with the GPS... confusing signage and lots of red herring bike trails

This place is beautiful and peaceful but the horse owners do not pick up the horses waste like they are supposed to which is very inconsiderate. There is horse shit literally everywhere. This place would be perfect if it weren’t for that.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike, wasn't muddy like I thought it would be with the recent rain. The beginning is pretty steep for most people so I wouldn't bring children. The rest is relatively easy. If you plan to park a car a both ends to only hike 8 miles then make sure you have a Discover pass. Because as we know WA likes for all of us to purchase yet another pass to add to our collection. Or you can do the full 16 (17 if you account for the walk to the parking lot) and park at the falls. There are two road crossings between miles 2.5 - 3.5. For the first, follow the road downhill to the left, then there will be a wooden sign to reenter the forest on the left after about 100 yds. The second crossing take a right, then almost immediately (about 10ft) look to the left side of the road for your trail. There is a small marker post with the blue trail sticker on it. The rest of the trail is straight forward and well marked with mile markers every half mile. We will definitely hike this trail again in the future.

The view at the top was SPECTACULAR- we saw all 5 peaks and it was totally worth the hike. Loose gravel and rock for much of the trail- definitely bring your poles. Lots of clear cut in the surrounding hills.

Not a terribly hard hike but the rocky trail makes it a little unsteady.

I did the section that starts at Lakeshore Ave and stopped at Hazel Dell Ave. it was a quiet and pretty little trail starting out. We did end up walking by some houses and yards towards the end though, which is to be expected with a trail in the city.

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