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Veda and Mirror are preferable to Trillium Lake. Crowds are awful. Trail is in utter disrepair. Signage sucks. It was overcast, therefore views of Mount Hood were non-existent.

To call this a hike would be a bit of an exaggeration. Went on a Sunday in August and it was so packed it took us about 10 minutes to find a parking spot. Entire lake was full of people on floaties and kayaks and paddle boards, all of the beaches were loaded with people... Just not the place to be if you're looking for a peaceful hike. That being said, if being at a busy beach is your scene, it was a beautiful beach with an incredible view of Mt. Hood, but it wasn't my thing.

beautiful waterfalls!

Falls themselves are beautiful and the water feels very crisp this time of year.

the hike itself isn't bad at all and there is a decent amount of traffic throughout the hike.

Beautiful hike. We did it on Tuesday after 5 pm. We had the trail to ourselves. There were some people by the lower waterfall.

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8 days ago

Flat. Good "warm up" trail with neat mossy tree views and river. Runs along river and the road but only heard 3 cars whole time near far end of trail. Couple spots to dip toes in river and possibly swim, take water shoes. Need a parking pass, get one at the Zig Zag info station .25 mi west of Salmon River Rd.

Great trails. Not too much traffic and we went on a Saturday. Parking was a bit limited.
We did the entire loop which was about 2 miles. The upper trail was missing a bit of signage, which lead to a few incorrect turns for us. If not for that I would have given this five stars. The views of the lower and upper falls were incredible!

Was fun and short mostly up hill but great day!

Easy out and back trail with beautiful falls. Be advised you hike in downhill so returning will be uphill. Great for a little haunt in the woods!

Busy trail, steep, dusty. Very pretty falls. Overall nice little trail. Lots of people splashing around in the river at the base of the falls. We just happened upon this trail after the road to Multnomah Falls was closed and ended up hiking it in flip flops. It can be done, wish I had stopped to change my shoes though. Bathrooms have flush toilets!

hiking
21 days ago

Busy trail! We did this right after Latourell Falls. It was shorter than we expected but the waterfall was gorgeous. We climbed through the rocks into the creek and it was so pretty. Overall easy hike and family friendly. Parking was veryyyy limited so get there early.

hiking
21 days ago

Our maps took us to a weird place but it’s near Vistas House so do use that as your guide. There are two trails actually! One leads to the waterfall (lower falls) that allows you to see it closer than you would have just standing on the bridge. We didn’t know until we got home :( The other one (upper falls) was super gorgeous. We even climbed the rocks and walked behind it! Very calming and nice scenery. There were some steep inclines but so worth it! :)

Great hike!!

Pretty waterfall, pretty busy. Some portions are kind of steep, dirt and rock so watch your step. Otherwise worth it

Great for new hikers with kids.

We really enjoyed this hike. We went early and there were not many people. Decently easy hike. I would recommend going to the larger falls first. We hiked to the back falls first then back around to the front and by that point there were tons of people. The front falls is a very quick walk so a lot of people just drive up and walk to that one so I would recommend doing the front falls first then hiking to the back ones. Beautiful falls though!

We did this one in January. I love that I can hike in the winter and not need a huge winter coat, hat, scarf, gloves. Managed with just a sweatshirt on this trail. It was beautiful and a bit crowded. Worth it though.

Fun loop but much of the boardwalk is in disrepair. We went around cautiously and enjoyed the wildflowers.

Hiking up to the upper falls is a moderate hike: rocky and rooty. The loop trail has signs but not where it counts. The hike to the bottom of the fall is easy and well maintained (there were even some strollers). Very dog friendly.

Fun and pretty easy trail. There were a lot of people at the first fall as would be expected, but the second fall wasn’t hard to reach and much less crowded.

Beautiful hike with upper and lower falls but loop trail is not marked. Would suggest hiking to the upper Falls and turning back and not doing the loop. Dog friendly

Easy hike to the base of the waterfall if you go on the quick trail!

A portion of the trail was closed due to construction. In June 2018. We followed others around the closed part and enjoyed the views. There were a lot of people fishing and swimming who appeared to be have a blast. Be sure to check availability for camping before you go. It was completely filled that week.

Go early to beat the crowds

Normally I take the direction that leaves the steeper part for the downhill trek at the end, when I’m tired. But in the case of this trail, going clockwise, taking the steeper portion first, leaves the amazing reveal of the bottom of the lower falls for the end. It’s worth going behind the falls, but be very careful. Every step is treacherous.

Great short hike if you are not wanting to do too much. Awesome water falls and beautiful views.

Great hike. Lots of uphill at first but rewarding once you get to the first falls. I recommend doing this hike clockwise to finish off on beautiful falls. Great for good pictures with family too!!

An easy and beautiful walk through the forest right by the river. Highly recommend! Especially for an early evening stroll. There is a $5 fee for use but you can’t pay it at the parking lot, you have to get a pass at specific locations in town.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Not too hard, but I’m not in the best shape so I didn’t make it all the way. It was a bit too crowded for me. I guess going on the 4th of July was a bad idea. I would definitely do it again!

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