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10 hours ago

Be aware of this road in spring! The first 6 miles of the road is all right, but once you’re on the side-road on the way to Silver Star, you’ll be second guessing yourself. Beware! This road is incredibly dangerous for most vehicles and persons not familiar with off-road driving.

Beautiful variety of scenery on this trail. Pay attention to signage because there are a few trails that connect and could throw you off course. Overall, great hike and would do again!

Beautiful, love the lily fields

Something for everyone and a great hike for a few hours! Attempted this on a Sunday morning with a few friends but we did not complete the entire loop. We took our time admiring the display of hyacinths, wild life and soaked in the fresh, crisp air at Woodburn and Lower Falls. Make sure to visit the Camas Lilly Hill Loop. Trails along this loop can split and the trail allows you to hike upper or lower levels. Did you know the Hyacinth/Camassia is related to the asparagus?

Continue to Lower Falls. I imagine this would be the perfect place for a lunch. Beautifully terraced river with glistening stones and the bustle of families and their dogs. Ideal for people watching. There are also several luncheon locations along the trail through old growth groves, hyacinth hills, lake side docks, etc.

Great park that has a variety of paths. Short moments of incline paired with beautiful lakes and river systems!

Thar be newts here!

22 April
No snow in the parking lot at the trail head. The trail was packed snow pretty much the whole way to the lake. The East side of the lake the trail was a series of post holes. No snowshoes needed but traction of some sort is really helpful.
I would also be wary of hiking in the afternoon, since some of the slopes will have gotten sun and softened up making them more slippery.
But the lake does provide an amazing view of Mt. Hood.

Took some time to explore several of the side trails and thoroughly enjoyed the hike!

I loved this trail. I hiked it a few times. Lots of beautiful trees and flowers.

Beautiful hike! Quite a bit of snow, so hiking boots/snow boots are ideal footwear. Long hike, but falls were worth it!!

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike. Waterfalls are beautiful. Got a few peeks at Mt Hood. Took the northern path on the return, walked through shin deep snow mid April. Shoulda had our gators on with our waterproof boots :). Great hike all around.

hiking
7 days ago

Had no idea there was still this much snow and would be so few people. only saw 2 people on the whole trail. had thought this was heavily traveled and never been to the area so went in hiking boots and sneakers. some parts of the trail leading to the lake were a foot or two deep if you step in the wrong spot. up at the lake you might drop 3 or 4. luckily someone had snow shoed before us so we tried to use their tracks but it was very slow going and lots of falling through. very hard to find the trail around the lake, which is still frozen over and covered in snow. it was surprisingly challenging with trekking through such deep snow.

this place was absolutely mind blowing though and so serene without anyone else around. best hike ever.

also note you need to park at snow bowl and walk half a mile on the fairly dangerous highway.

nice waterfalls along the trail, great cliffs along the river at spots.
really wanted to give more stars, but there needs to be more signage at the intersecting trails.
I had never been there and those trails make you lose direction.
had to ask for the right direction.

Great trail with lots of spectacular views. There are some leg busting sections but well worth it. Keep an eye out for mountain bikers.

Easy 90 minute hike. Did this with a 40lb pack as a training course for longer hikes.

This was an easy hike and I love that my fur baby was able to accompany me. There are clear signs of where to drive up to and park. It’s a clean and organized environment as far as parks and hiking trails go. A lot of the trails are paved with some that are more of a natural terrain. I saw people also biking on these trails. My little family went on the Mountain Trail and then the Horsetail Trail to loop back to the visitor center and parking lot area. It was a short loop of maybe 1-2 miles.

We followed a meandering creek that just took us away...

hiking
24 days ago

LOVED this hike, but make sure you bring LOTS of water with you because it is such a hike! Went twice last summer and plan on going at least once every other week this summer =)

Calm beautiful walk/hike. Dog friendly and wide trails. Dogs were all leashed!

I loved this trail today. A little muddy in spots but overall very well maintained. The elevation change is no joke and the view from the top is lovely. Trillium was in bloom everywhere which was an added bonus!

This was a great park, there are many trails that weave around. When two trails intersect there are yellow signs that help guide you.
If your looking for a trail with no one else around this is not for you. It is pretty heavily trafficked but not over crowded.

I love this trail. It’s beautiful and a short drive from home. It’s easy but hilly, so you can get a good work out. It has many side trails to explore.

hiking
1 month ago

Great small hike suitable to take kids.
Paths are well defined and was muddy. There are so many side trails it was difficult to choose a path at times, but a great walk!

Great city trail in Portland’s acclaimed Forest Park. The lower trail follows a stream. The upper trail leads to a lovely view of the city and Mt. Hood beyond from the gardens of the elegant Pittock Mansion. Water bowl for doggies and the ticket office for the indoor tour of Pittock.

I haven't hiked the whole 30 miles of it but this is a great trail because there are so many other options to branch off of and cool places to see.

Pretty easy hike, great little stream. when you take the turn up to Pittock Mansion be prepared for the incline. I've hiked this trail two times now. The first time I wasn't in the best shape so it was a nice burn. The second time I was in better shape so it wasn't as bad, but I powered up it and was out of breath by the time I got to the top because I was hiking up pretty quickly.

nature trips
1 month ago

Started the Wildwood Trail off of SW Fischer Lane. Also hit the Redwood and Oak trail. Did not go through the whole 27 mile loop of Wildwood but all trails we hit north of the Visitor Center was very enjoyable. Our starting point of the Wildwood was intensely green and vegetated. Oak trail not so much but for a sunny day in Portland, with very limited run ins with other hikers it was an enjoyable outing. Far more of a decent walk than what I would consider a "hike".

Nice trail! Plenty of water, lake, creeks & flowing stream with several waterfalls! The trail could be better marked, but even getting off it was through pleasant surroundings! The app was the only way we knew we were going the right way! Thanks All Trails!,

Wide open area at the top with fabulous views of Helens, Hood and Cascade Range. Lots of forests around the base with smooth dirt trails. A very nice new entrance with parking lots, bathrooms, water fountains, benches, information and sculptures. Trails range from paved, to gravel to dirt. Horse trails too so watch out for piles! Busy on nice days but so many trails to chose from!

I thought this was a great hike! So fun for the puppers and I. Beautiful scenery and very peaceful.

Had such a nice time. Pretty flat trail. A few spots made me nervous with young kids but we just picked them up. Such a cool place! We’ll definitely be back. Ohh and there’s a playground for after!

hiking
1 month ago

Why not spend the night?
We went up in late September and no one was around by the time the sun when down. There are some awesome camp site along the Exposed Ridge area, about 1/2 mile away from the Falls, right next to Ramona Creek.
This is an easy hike, nice areas to camp, and only 75 mins from Portland. Great for a quick,late summer get away.

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