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Nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon's Cascade Mountains lies a temperate rain forest. It is here that the Trail of Ten Falls can be found. The trail and the falls descend to a forest floor covered with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. You will also find stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar. While thousands visit the park every year, it is large enough for you to find quiet places to sit and watch for birds.

Great hike. Be sure to go in the wetter months so the waterfalls are more than dribbles.

Beautiful place

This place never lets me down! Absolutely beautiful..

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4 days ago

I hike Winter Falls Trail at least once per week, sometimes more, as I am a trail volunteer. A few comments: a burn ban is in effect, but aside to that, no smoking or vaping on the trail is allowed. Likewise, dogs are a no go on this trail. I can't count the times I've used my water to cool down a big, fluffy dog being dragged on this hike, which can be really hot and humid in summer. Then, the hikers are directed to the rim trail, where dogs are allowed.

Here's my favorite way to do this hike: 1. from South Falls, continue on the Canyon Trail loop. Watch the steep steps descending down toward Lower South Falls, one of my favorites. 2. Lower South will loop behind, then ascend to take you to Maple Ridge intersection. Down continues the Trail of Ten Falls. Up is a grueling and steep ascent back to S. Lodge. If you are out of shape, you could just go back the way you came at this point. 3. Continue on Trail of Ten Falls. Watch steep drop offs to your left. Down a steepish embankment to cross bridge, then ascend up. Continue on to view several falls....and a few cautionary notes: two places in the park can be dangerous for people new to the concept of hydraulic power. First, don't wade above Lower North Falls. It's pretty and inviting, but if you fall and gone down the falls, you won't survive. Second, don't let your young kids run ahead. Keep an eye on them and keep them on the trail. Last, Middle North Falls can be a bit dangerous, as it's not ledge-protected by a stone wall. Just be smart! And, have a great time at this wonderful park.

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7 days ago

Easy hike, awesome waterfalls (too bad people cant swim in them). The park is pretty crowded on a warm day.

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9 days ago

IF YOU ARE A DOG LOVER DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!! Drove an hour and a half to find out the Trail of 10 Falls is extremely NOT dog friendly, with signs posted literally every 10 feet and a chain link fence to separate the other dog friendly trail from it. Wasted $5 on parking for an hour at the only dog friendly waterfall (Upper North Falls, like a 0.2 mile walk) for 1 picture and finding out there is absolutely no access to any of the falls from the dog friendly path (which is also literally 10-15 feet from the highway so not at all worth it.) On a 95° day this was extremely frustrating! I will NOT be back without my dogs to do the 10 Falls trail regardless of how beautiful it is or how badly I want to based on principle alone regarding this ridiculous rule. I would honestly love to know what animal-related incident ruined this experience for ALL dogs and their owners-- even super friendly, well behaved pups. By far the worst hiking experience I've ever had in Oregon. I've been on some pretty treacherous, heavily trafficked, questionable trails and never had an issue taking my dogs on any of them.

Awesome hike!❤️

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10 days ago

Nice hike, lots of bang for your buck waterfall wise, would be great for kids. Still feels like a park (because it is) lacks that secluded one with nature feel, beautiful none the less.