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Easy, great to walk with kids.

Very nice for an easy walk with the dogs

Nice New Years Day hike. More hikers out than expected. Trail's in great shape for an Oregon winter. As noted by others, some trail markers hard to find.

lots of side trails and exploring opportunities.

walking
19 days ago

This is our go to neighborhood dog walk- it’s beautiful all year round and the residents are equally as welcoming. The ducks by the bridge welcome you and are very chatty.

Great natural hike! Seen no other people! Dogs loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

It was very overcast at the bottom of the mountain and I almost turned back. So glad I didn’t, the road to the trail head (Conners Camp) eventually came out on top of the clouds! The trail / hike was great although more snow towards the top than I was prepared for. View at the top was sunny but above the clouds so no coastal range or Three Sisters . Will come back in the spring!

Great views and a nice challenging hike with step inclines at times. My dog really enjoyed it as well.

Incredible day we had for this hike! We could see Mt Hood, Jefferson, Three Sisters, the ocean, and the beauty of the forests as far as you can see. Perfect distance and elevation for a fun hike with friends. You do need a forest pass.

road biking
1 month ago

Very beautiful trip my daughter and I rode our bikes stopped and 8 lock's lots of blackberries on the way on a beautiful summer evening

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great hike with mild elevation change. Went on a clear day and the view from the peak is amazing. On one side you have mountains and the other you see the ocean.

Great little hike!! With all the reviews I was wondering what this hike would entail. It was an easy hike, but so beautiful with old growth, lovely Creeks and waterfalls!

Pretty easy to navigate, but I could see how one could get confused on the trail. Was weary to sit or stand on the logs with the previous reviews about the ground wasps. My daughter and I had the hike all to ourselves with the exception of a quite photographer.
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walking
2 months ago

I took the kids and the dog here today.
It was extremely eventful. We ended up throwing out both of their clothes after they were covered in sticker type seeds. I also stepped in poop after picking up after my dog. and they also slid into the pond and filled their boots with pond water. smh.
The trail is especially beautiful in fall. i love it there.

Hiked this on 10/13/18 (a beautiful, sunny Saturday) and only saw one other couple on the way in and some folks on horses on the way out. Hiked all the way to the tower at the top. Beautiful views!!

The directions on All Trails plugged into my gps on my iPhone and took us directly to the parking lot (which is very small) without any problem.

Very pretty this time of year. Trail isn’t well marked in places but not difficult to navigate.

hiking
2 months ago

Started this hike in the later afternoon on 10/21/18 and was glad I brought the headlamps for the trip back down the mountain. There are many trailheads in this area and I was glad I picked this one. I always try to use map my ride app to track steps, distance and time which read 6.52miles. We did have to take the left at the very top because the marked trail on all trails was closed. Very enjoyable hike with several changes in terrains. It will get your heart rate up with the constant uphill that which is gradual to moderate. There is a bathroom at the trailhead and there is a $5 parking fee unless you have northwest forest pass.

Day use fee $5 :)
Pretty hike! Not particularly difficult - I was expecting a bit more of a challenge, but the view is nice and I love trekking through the woods.

walking
2 months ago

Easy, very pleasant walk. Quite busy with other dog walkers, joggers, and cyclists.

So gorgeous in the fall!

Just went on 10/13/18. The trail and views were absolutely beautiful. The area is isolated, we did not meet anyone on the trail or road despite it being the weekend. However, my hiking partner and I had to turn back halfway through the hike after hearing a growl. Uncertain what the animal was, but it was loud and close enough we didn't feel safe. Be cautious!

I can confirm that the directions for parking and getting to the hike in the comments below are accurate.

Absolutely beautiful. Went in October and had the trail to ourselves. Took four kids with us and they did great. However, it was indeed poorly marked. I wish I had read the reviews and learned that the trail continued past the campground. We thought it just faded away there and turned to head back.

Peaceful hike with nice views (had trail to myself) that starts in the woods and then is exposed the rest of the way so bring sun protection for your pretty faces ☺️. A tad chilly this afternoon along the ridge. From Shot Gun Recreation Area it’s a narrow paved road (go slow when you can’t see around bends as the road isn’t wide enough for two-way traffic). When you get to the dirt road for the trail (there’s no sign/markings, you just have to go by GPS—btw no cell service for the most part, so load your map before heading out), park immediately off the paved road in the little “lot” —no signs except ones on trees about not shooting—and then walk up the short dirt road to the rock pile. Climb over the small rock pile and then through the chain fence and off you go! The forest section has a lot of small logs that are easy to step over (the trail is wide and well-kept, these are there I’m guessing to keep off road vehicles from using it). I agree with others to bring your hiking poles if you got ‘em. There are parts of the ridge that are steep and sections of slippery gravel. The rock cave is close to the end of the trail. I went past it into a very short narrow forest trail that brings you to a radio tower.

very local nice short hike. It was smoky the day we went, and would like to go in spring for flowers

what a great walk.. it has some residential streets and very beautiful trees and river views..

walking
4 months ago

Really pretty for a noon walk, but I kept coming upon homeless shelters under the shady trees. Wouldn't do it again alone.

Hard to find trailhead. Were the only ones on the trail. Views from the top are worth it!

Hiked Sept 8th. Longer than expected drive, but wasn't bad. Falls were low this time of year, but still had enough water to be pretty. Lots of families out with small children at both falls. Probably won't have this trail to yourself, but worth the trek. Was a bit more up & down than I expected, so was more sweaty than I thought I'd be, so that was a bonus as I was expecting super easy, which it still was. Green Peak trail branched off of what looks like a campsite, off of a gravel road, so just look for that. We first thought it was a pretty worn trail up a hill, but that's not it, keep going to that site & the trail is off the back of the site. Good hike for a short hike.

Spectacular views!
Great work out
Hard to find, but worth it

Beautiful easy hike !

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