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    Evan Dickens reviewed Dillon Falls to Benham Falls

    about 3 years ago

    A really great, and almost perfectly flat, opportunity to do an out-and-back with beautiful waterfalls on each end. Park at the Dillon Falls day use area, walk north a bit to see the falls, then turn south and join the Deschutes River Trail after the parking area. Most of the trail is reasonably shaded after the first mile. You'll definitely have to get out of the way of many bikes if you're hiking; the trail is popular and single-track, so maybe not recommended if perfect solitude is your thing. Also bring bug spray, it's a constant mosquito party next to the river. You can walk all the way to the Benham footbridge if you want to make it an 8 mile out-and-back hike.

    Evan Dickens completed Dillon Falls to Benham Falls

    about 3 years ago

    Evan Dickens reviewed Trail of the Molten Land at Lava Butte

    over 3 years ago

    A really neat experience with kids, a chance to show them some great geology. The hike itself is almost over before it starts and is always crowded with a somewhat narrow path, but it's certainly a must-see in Central Oregon and the view at the top is great. The history and information displays throughout are great.

    Evan Dickens completed Lava Lands Visitor Center Loop

    over 3 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed Whychus Creek Falls Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Evan Dickens reviewed Squaw Creek Falls

    over 3 years ago

    Be prepared for a miserable drive on a rough, jagged 2.5 mile road off the main road west of Sisters. Should not be attempted in a small vehicle. Once you get your offroading fix in and make it to the trailhead, the hike down to the base is short and the view really isn't that great--but read up on the hike before leaving so you know how and where to scramble to get to the real views, which make the experience slightly more worthwhile. I can name quite a few waterfall hikes I prefer, with a much less stressful drive to get there.

    Evan Dickens reviewed Waterfalls Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Sahalie and Koosah Falls are two of the great landmarks of the fantastic McKenzie River Trail. This trail, easily accessible from Highway 126 about halfway between McKenzie Pass and the Santiam Junction, tours the falls on the east side and then loops back to join the official McKenzie River Trail and loops back on the west side. The view of Koosah from the west side is one of the most picturesque waterfall photo ops you'll ever find. Wait until late June or so to make sure snow is clear and be aware this can be heavily trafficked--but it's all worth it, this is a must trail for waterfall lovers and will likely get you really excited about hiking other parts of the 26-mile McKenzie River Trail.

    Evan Dickens completed Koosah and Sahalie Falls Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed McDowell Creek Falls Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed Little Belknap Crater via PCT

    about 4 years ago

    Evan Dickens reviewed Osprey Point

    about 4 years ago

    This quick little 0.7 mile out-and-back is a nice little hike for families. It's a level 10-minute hike through the thinned out forest off the Cascade Lakes Highway, ending with a very quick loop with some educational signs about the osprey and their place at the Crane Prairie Reservoir. The endpoint is quite a distance from the reservoir, not the best view in the world, but if it's later in the season and not too muddy you'll be able to follow a dirt path much closer to the water--maybe even spot some osprey yourself. And before you go, check out the Billy Quinn Grave Site just to the left of the trailhead; not often you find a century-old grave as a point of interest on a hiking trail.

    The trailhead is accessed from the Cascade Lakes Highway, about halfway between Mt. Bachelor and Highway 58. It's not worth its own trip, but if you're in the area and have small children, this is the type of hike that will get them interested in hiking. If you are driving out here with kids, go east on Century (Highway 42) for a few miles and check out the Crane Prairie Dam as well.

    Evan Dickens completed Osprey Point Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed Thunderbird Falls Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed Steins Pillar

    over 5 years ago

    Evan Dickens reviewed Steins Pillar

    over 5 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed Rimrock Springs Natural Area

    over 5 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed Pilot Butte

    over 5 years ago

    Evan Dickens saved Suttle Lake Loop Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed Suttle Lake Loop Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Evan Dickens completed Chimney Rock Trail

    over 5 years ago