nature trips

wild flowers


trail running


dogs on leash


kid friendly



mountain biking




dog friendly

cross country skiing

rock climbing

fly fishing


Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson.

Great hike, well maintained. The people on the hike were a trip! Passed four different parties that had music playing out of their backpack and no right of way etiquette. My wife and I named the trail, the I 5 of the falls.

This trail is very easy and more a long walk than hike. It was a very short walk but worth the drive. The trail is very well maintained. The views are wonderful and the lake is beautiful. Great place to bring the kids and dogs!

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It was long but definitely worth it. So many beautiful views! I went yesterday and loved going through the snow.

Amazing view point

The view point is pretty amazing. The hike itself is not to bad. Tons of bugs recommend bringing bug spray. Only thing not giving it 5 stars is there's a parking lot right near the view point you can park at. Not much on the trail so if you want just the view I recommend doing Top Spur instead.

Went in the summer, it was super crowded with locals swimming and hanging out around the lake. Not a great trail if you want to hike in the wilderness, but a good spot to bring the kayak or canoe as there's a small boat ramp.

This is a great easy hike for families. We brought our 5 yr old who has DMD and can't walk long distance. There were several families with young kids as well. There is a cold wind coming off the falls if you stand right at the bottom that is really cool.

great hike! beautiful wildflower displays right now and only a couple of small snowfields to cross. if you go the bald mountain side, be sure to go up across the cutoff trail, not downslope or you will add a couple miles to your trip like I did!