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great walk, lots of shade

One of the best views I have seen so far. In around 120 degree , we can see 5 mountains, and if weather and luck permits, we can see sisters mountain too.
It was like a mountain view overload. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to have a spectacular view of oregon/washington mountains.

backpacking
4 days ago

Went this weekend and did the full trip. Closer to 18 miles once account for for the hike to the campsites and back.

Extremely hot, coming back was more challenging than the first day. Partially because you’re sore. Partially because it’s up almost the whole way— albeit not as steep.

Biggest con is the forest area is extremely thick so there was zero breeze. Bugs were fine, but we did see snakes closer to the end of the trail. Also, it’s not quite bushwhacking level, but once you’re to the lesser travelled part it does become overgrown.

Would do again on a cooler weekend for sure.

horseback riding
6 days ago

Was out with horse group 6/23/18; walked my horse across bridge and it is so slick that neither of us could stand up mid-span. I was knocked off the bridge onto the rocks below. Be very careful whether you are hiking or bike riding, but horses, stay off the bridge! The tie area is across the bridge but don't do it, tie to the trees just before you get to the bridge and "skate" across. We were able to get my mare back across, yes she fell on the bridge, by putting dirt and gravel on it for traction. This bridge and the one around the corner, needs fall protection like the others have

Nice short outting, great for kids, mostly shade which is nice when it's warm out.

This is a great hike, amazing views at the top. It is very rocky, and could be hard on your dogs feet, so I recommend putting boots on their feet or leaving them at home.

backpacking
10 days ago

Lovely trail, pulls at the start. I was in a cloud at the top so missed the views-I’ll try again later this summer. Pretty wildflowers.

May be hard, but the view is totally worth it :) Will be doing again at some point and taking the other trails!

Excellent trail, moderately vertically challenging, nice surface, sun and shade. About halfway through you can stop for water or ice cream at a nice little store.

Awesome trail. I thought the elevation graph on the map was misleading. It's really a very gradual climb for the first 2 miles then a slight downhill or flat all the way in to the falls. Only met a few people on the trail. Long stretches of open sky so bring a hat and some sunscreen. We will definitely do this trail again.

Trails are not marked well at all. This is not a good hike for walking because it's mainly overrun by bikers, so if you're a biker this is the trail for you! This is also off of a park so it's a gravel path most of the time. Wouldn't drive more than 5 mins to do this walk.

great for little kids, easy flat & wide trails. nice little creek to cool off in during the summer months.

trail running
13 days ago

Scientific, highly trafficked, relatively bug free, well established trails and routes. Multiple access points made his fall exciting and confusing all at once. This fall is just strong enough to get under without compromising ones safety. There were only a few bikers today, no big deal since most of the trails were wide enough to accommodate every type of traveler.

Amazing trails, we got to see people on there horses, and see the beautiful scenery. I’ll definitely be going back to this one... One thing to keep in mind there are steep hills there. But great all around!!

Compared to the Ed’s trail loop, this one is very steep and in the trees a lot without the speculator view. View at the top of the mountain is so gorgeous and would worth it and any car can access this TH. I don’t have a truck so didn’t have a choice this time but if I come with a friend with truck, I’ll start at the other TH. That being said, lots paint brush and fox grove are blooming in the open area and it was very pretty. How quiet it is also a bonus point for me

Wonderful escape, not far from town.. watch out for stinging nettles!!

This trail is so relaxing and is perfect for a cardio workout and a nice walk with my dog. The views are so pretty and there are a lot of different paths to take so there is always something new to explore everytime I go on this trail. My first time on this trail it was pretty hard to understand where I was supposed to be going as there were so many paths but the GPS on this app helped me stay on the correct paths. Pretty soon I was trying new paths and over time it was easier and easier to navigate.

Amazing views!! The road up there gets rocky the last 5 or so miles but can be accessed by any vehicle. The trail itself is a bit rocky but with the right shoes, is perfectly fine. Definitely a bit challenging if you aren’t in hiking shape but the views are to die for! There were some clouds in the sky this day but I could still see 4 mountains. I got to the top at about 5pm which was perfect because I was the only one up there at the time. A few hikers coming up as I was leaving.

trail running
20 days ago

This is my go to trail for runs. It’s so peaceful by the waters edge and not too overly busy. If you go the entire trail, past the cul-de-sac, it’s another world and beautiful. You can hear nothing but the birds and the water lapping the shore.

Not stroller friendly but a great outdoor adventure. Lots of places to just sit and enjoy the lake.

Great area need to go back & explore

The lower trail is a loop trail with boulders, rocks, roots and trees, so watch your footing. Start to the right once you hit the lake, it is well marked on this side. I started on the left side and there were no trail markings. Lots of bugs out today 6/19/19. The upper trail starts from the lower and ends at the campground. The upper trail is more of a workout. Mostly uphill.

Decent hike. It was nice that it wasn't overcrowded. I thought the views were better on the way out than in. The falls were nice; you can walk right up to the base and soak your feet in the shallow pool at the bottom. It was pretty brushy so gaiters would have been a good idea. Lots of wildflowers and butterflies.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice regional park for an afternoon stroll with the dog. Definitely a lot of horses here along with all their bushels of road apples. Makes one wonder why horse owners aren’t held to the same poop standards as dog owners???

Took the kids & went with my walking group a few weeks after. Was a really great light hike for the kids to get the season started❤️

Homeless camps made me a little hesitant to run with headphones on. Besides that decent trail that is a viable option for a quick run but not a location I’ll be dying to get back to.

Nice views and a good little work out

I went on a cloudy day which was kinda nice b/c the trail was empty but also meant we didn't get to see the view from the top. Fun hike with some good elevation gain but know that to get to the trailhead there's a four mile stretch of gravel road which kinda sucks. Definitely wanna go back on a clear day!

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