Guy Webster Talbot and his family used this property as a summer estate until 1929 when they donated it to the state. Today, it's a beautiful picnic park. A modern picnic shelter is available for rent (and is reservable).While the park is terrific for a group or family picnic, the park is often uncrowded even on the best days because of its seclusion. A gently sloping grassy hill dotted with Port Orford cedars, Douglas firs, alders and maples invites frisbee tossing and quiet relaxation. The tiny town of Latourell (pop. 12) borders the north side of the park. Homeowners ask that visitors please respect their privacy. A trail underneath the Historic Columbia River Highway bridge leads directly to Latourelle Falls (250' tall), only a few minutes away by foot.

2 days ago

Beautiful views and wildflowers scattered throughout.

Great place for amazing views and an incline just enough to kick workout into shape. (At least for me as a beginner). I always come back to this spot. Not very busy, (go early enough), which works great cause no room on trail to move to side (all cliff). Wouldn't bring my nine year old to upper portion of trail but would definitely on lower section (much safer), which leads to nice picnic bench area at Guy Tolbert park.

Loved this hike!

Good hike with pretty views and fun trees!

backpacking
19 days ago

I did the whole loop so clockwise. Almost no one was on the trail and the upper falls was entirely secluded and beautiful. Once I got to the bottom it was filled with IG boyfriends and girl wanabe models, but nonetheless it was great.