hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Took my toddler in a pack, spouse, and small dog (on a leash). Parked and payed a fee of 10 bucks and saw them close their kiosk almost immediately after lol oh well they gave me directions to the trail head and advised that we start at the loop to the right and go up the steepest part first to have a more down hill experience the rest of the way. So we did and there is a table at the top of the switch backs in the shade. The rest of the way to the camp site widens up but the beach area is actually closed half way so that would’ve been nice to know but it was super pretty either way. The last stretch that goes by the river is a little rocky and some spots are a little washed out with steep hill. All in all a really good hike and these parts are just a very small section of the trail. Though I wouldn’t say the last stretch is young kid friendly unless they are in a pack

I had such a fun day hiking this trail and swimming at the end

Hike wasn’t hard, but turned out to be a good workout. If you want to go all the way down to the river to swim that’s higher up long the trail (not the bridge area) make sure to wear hiking shoes/boots with strong grips. Lots of shade and poison oak make sure to wear long pants. The paths are also very narrow and rocky. I almost slipped off the trail from the rocks, so be careful and don’t rush!

hiking
13 days ago

Sooo breathtaking. Quick easy trail to the lookout. When you pull into the parking lot the short trail is on your left. Best time to go is during sunset hours

on Hoyt Trail

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Quick walk to the overlook. Nice view. Facilities closed

hiking
bugs
over grown
scramble
17 days ago

Loved this trail. Went off and down to the water and scrambled around and built Cairns down by the water. Little fish swam around my feet. Lots of sun, not much shade on the water. Lots of poison oak. Beautiful.

on Hoyt Trail

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail, some narrow spots with dry loose surface. Also there are a handful of narrow loose steep down chutes to the river, most of them are doable just keep a handhold. We hooked this trail with our German shepherd and 10yr and 12yr old and we had a blast.

walking
18 days ago

super easy short walk on the hwy 20 senic route nice views

on Purdon Crossing

hiking
21 days ago

Road down to the river was closed due to maintenance. Bridge is also closed until June 17 for repairs. I was able to walk down to the river about 1.5 miles. I didn’t go on the trail since I knew I had to walk back up the 1.5 miles and it’s a really steep grade. Got my workout! The water feels amazing in the river. It is a beautiful place!!

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike, shady and with the river flanking the trail. The drive is a little windy and the last 5 minutes before you get there is on a gravel road. Some parts of the trail narrows and there is quite a bit of poison oak. I loved the ups and downs and the river is glorious.

hiking
24 days ago

Super pretty little trail, easy for all ages, comes out to beautiful overlook, and has a parking right now but bathrooms are currently closed

on Purdon Crossing

hiking
24 days ago

This trail was really pretty!!! We had a great time!!

on Point Defiance Trail

hiking
fee
rocky
25 days ago

Great trail, nice views, lots of wildflowers

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike with epic views. Dog + family friendly. Beautiful trees!

hiking
rocky
27 days ago

We walked upriver from Edwards Crossing for a swim in the river. There are a few narrow trails up and downriver apart from the main trail that leads to Purdon Crossing. Beautiful, clear water today. Be careful with the swift current and the poison oak along the trails. If you walk upriver for a bit, you'll find good privacy.

Lot of shade, swimming holes, mossy rocks and trees. Good for the summer. The Emerald Pool and China Dam were jewels of this hike. We stumbled onto them on two of the branch-off the trail. Total around 11 mile when going down to the river included. Loved it.

Good trail, not too difficult. Plenty of shade and some good views. Fair warning there was a lot of poison oak on the trail so I’d recommend pants for this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy trail, sometimes hard to follow. Went early and had the swimming hole to myself. My dog was the bigger fan.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. Did it with my wife, and two kids ages 3 and 1

Didn’t do the whole hike. But will come back to do it.

hiking
2 months ago

So beautiful. lots of different flowers wonderful hike, with good hills

hiking
2 months ago

Rockslide about 1.5 miles into the trail. Could not complete

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