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    Nicole Atkins saved Lake Ingalls

    over 3 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Colchuck Lake Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Colchuck Lake Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Lake Valhalla Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins followed Erik Berglund

    about 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Lava Canyon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins completed Cape Falcon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Cape Falcon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Indian Sands Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Secret Beach Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Proxy Falls Loop Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved McNeil Point Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Ape Canyon Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins updated North Siouxon Creek Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins reviewed North Siouxon Creek Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Here's what you can expect: The drive up is rough; if your car has a ground clearance of less than 5", plan for at least an extra 30-45 minutes of driving because you'll be crawling up. It's graveled, but with massive rocks that will tear up the bottom of your car. Even then, still worth it. The first 1.5 miles in aren't well maintained anymore, so there are some sticklers hanging out into the narrow path. They're super easy to get over and around, though. Almost 2 miles in you'll pass your first of many creek crossings. They're all pretty easy to cross, but if you aren't steady of foot it's wise to bring some poles with you. At this point the trail opens up and becomes better maintained, and a bit more even. Almost 3 miles in you'll come upon some sweeping views, then back into the lush forest. The ground is carpeted with thick moss the rest of the way in, giving your joints a nice break. You'll cross a few bridges, then at just past 5 miles in you'll come upon Black Hole Falls, feeding into the creek. It's quite majestic. Then, back to the parking lot. The whole hike goes by really quickly and is actually pretty easy considering the length. Since it's a variable up/down, you get a great workout without being too beat down at any given point. And since it's not a very popular spot, you're unlikely to pass many, if any, other hikers. Nice and quiet. I wouldn't rate this hike as difficult, not even cautiously. It's beautiful, you get a variety of views, and there are nice little critters (like salamanders) running around. I can't recommend it enough!

    Nicole Atkins followed Jason Conley

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins saved Falls Creek Trail Loop

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins reviewed Mirror Lake Trail #664

    over 4 years ago

    This is an awesome hike! The lake is just as it sounds (on a non-windy day). You walk all the way around the lake, getting to enjoy the views from every angle. With the mountain in the backgrounds its as if someone plucked it right from a postcard. You don't want to miss this one. The hike is super easy so it's definitely worth your time and effort.

    Nicole Atkins reviewed Trillium Lake Loop Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Trillium is a favorite for most Oregonians, for obvious reasons. It's one of the most picturesque spots in the state; straight off of a postcard. Gorgeous lake!

    Nicole Atkins completed Trillium Lake Loop Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins reviewed Umbrella Falls Trail

    over 4 years ago

    This is a nice little hike tucked back away, near Mt Hood Meadows. The waterfall is beautiful, and the overall feel of the trail is peaceful. It's not a very well known hike so you probably won't run into many others there, which is kind of nice. Also, it's much cooler at the Falls' elevation than that of many other hikes, so it's a nice option for hotter days.

    Nicole Atkins completed Umbrella Falls Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins reviewed Little Crater Lake Trail

    over 4 years ago

    I can't believe that more people don't know about this little lake. It's absolutely stunning! It may be small, but it packs some punch in beauty. Anyone who has seen (big) Crater Lake will understand how it got the name; the water is a deep, crystal hue of blue/turquoise that no picture can quite justify. It's even more beautiful with the sun shining down, so go up on a sunny day if you get the chance. Further, in late Spring (May-June) there are some gorgeous wildflowers in bloom.

    Nicole Atkins completed Little Crater Lake Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins reviewed Twin Lakes

    over 4 years ago

    This is a great hike! Both of the lakes are beautiful, serene. But the best part is, because the hike isn't well advertised, there aren't many other people on the trail (if any at all), making it even more peaceful. When everyone else goes to Mirror Lake and Trillium Lake, you'll have not one but TWO lakes all to yourself! A word of warning: The bugs are out in spades, so bring some spray to ward them off. Also, make sure you have a forest pass on you for parking.

    Nicole Atkins completed Twin Lakes Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins added Twin Lakes

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins followed Dan Turner

    over 4 years ago

    Nicole Atkins reviewed Middle Route to Buckskin Gulch

    over 4 years ago

    If you don't have time to do the entire gulch this is a great compromise. You get to see some of the best parts of Buckskin in one quick hike. The gulch is absolutely beautiful; so many colors and patterns. The walls are massive, they seem to reach to the sky forever. It's a humbling experience as it will remind you of how small we really are. You don't want to miss this one.