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hiking
20 hours ago

off road driving
2 days ago

Interesting road that I've driven by many times. About 10 miles back there was a Y and I took the high road. There was another road I could have gone either way as well. Not sure which move was wrong but I ended up on North bank Rd of the Smith River which was a surprise. Next time I'll have a map.... Interesting area.

Great hike! Would recommend hiking shoes instead of tennis shoes and maybe some bug spray. Amazing views and wildlife!

I would recommend this hike in the Spring or early Summer. The water was pretty low when we went (August) and the falls were nearly non-existent. It was also hot and smokey from the forest fires, so that didn't really help with the experience. The trail is rocky and narrow at times, but still easily passable and not difficult. It's a pretty hike and I'll have another go later on. Maybe even in the winter.

Very nice little hike. It took quite a while to drive up to the trail head (about 45 minutes from HWY 199), but the views are stunning and the landscape is interesting. The actual hike is easy and short. The plant life is interesting with a lot of plants and trees that were new to me. And even though it was August, there were still wildflowers blooming and ripe Huckleberries and Thimbleberries. The trees that remain from the Biscuit Fire are a bit eerie, but also beautiful. I personally loved the silver trunks against the black burnt bark. At the lake, it was very quiet and still. And a lot cooler than the valley floor. I don't know that I would go to camp as it seems to be pretty popular and there were other people there the whole time we were. But all in all a beautiful place and worth a visit.

Seemed much shorter and not as steep as I thought from description. We only registered 40ft elevation change. Maybe the described elevation was to the big tree. We only went to the falls. They were beautiful!

i have to wonder if we found the wrong trail based on a review from a week ago. Being a loop we followed from the left side first. This trail has not been maintained in a very long time. Fully overgrown with fallen trees and brambles. We turned around after about 10 minutes. We tried from the right side. Same problem. We moved on to better horizons.

A little rocky in spots but well worth it!

Beautiful scenery with regular access to the river, which was great for my dog on a hot day. Lots of poison oak and blackberry. Falls were not quite what I expected, so I accidentally passed them and continued too far along the river. I wasn't sure where the trail actually ended, but it must have been a bit past the pit toilet.

hiking
1 month ago

Did another trail close by and noticed signage for this. Info on trail says it is one of the largest Myrtle trees in the world and is possibly 400 years old. Very short little uphill trail.

It' s an interpretive trail with a brochure explaining each of the numbered stops along the hike. We had an extremely bad winter and no doubt when the previous poster was there they hadn't cleaned it up yet. Now it's the most groomed trail I've seen in Oregon. It possibly wide enough for a sport type wheelchair. There are also a lot of benches along the way for the less mobile to rest. The hike would be great for more limited hikers or walkers and children.