My favorite place in the world.

hiking
blowdown
scramble
snow
12 days ago

Nice trail with good overall trail conditions and an option for an difficult uphill offshoot trail up to Cougar Bluff, a trail to an old homestead, camping ( but only two spots that I saw) on the Tioga side and parking with facilities ( drinking water and a decently maintained outhouse with paved parking) on the Mott Bridge side. Great river views with very good trail conditions. The trail itself was refreshing and easy. There is a paved portion of the trail that was a bit slippery when we hiked it. We ran into our first tick at the end of this trail. Hiked this two weeks ago.

hiking
15 days ago

Road is decent. Early spring season may have some downed trees. Easy hike, great views.

hiking
bugs
20 days ago

Yakso, Clover, and Hemlock Falls are all open and accessible. There is currently only one way you can get to Lake in the Woods Campground (where all three trailheads are located), and that is through Peel, and Little River Road coming from Glide. The route coming from the west, NF-4714, is still blocked by trees about 13 miles away from the campground. As of 5/15 the falls are really flowing and the mosquitoes are everywhere - bring bug spray!

hiking
24 days ago

The road leading to the lakes is in good condition. The hike (only walked to the first lake) was easy, some patches of snow and a bit of mud, but otherwise a pleasant walk. We did it with a 2 year old and she had zero problems. The lake itself is clear and the surroundings are very pretty, again some patches of snow on the south side.

hiking
26 days ago

Great trail. Road to trailhead was crummy and not well marked. It was not a tactical hike, there is elevation gain, and you do start around 5000 ft. Great views of Mt. Thielsen.

This hot springs has been ruined by tourists, people leaving dirty clothing around, cigarette butts, empty bottles. Take care of our forest before it’s gone. Pack it out if you pack it in! Be careful at night. It is still truly beautiful when you can catch it at a time where it’s clean and not many people are around.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite short hikes with preteens and teens. I have been a scout leader for several age groups and they all have enjoyed this area immensely for camping, hiking/exploring, swimming, fishing, and some slightly challenging caving! The hike is easy in my opinion. The drive from the pavement to the trailhead can range from terrible to good depending on the time of year and maintenance schedule. The caves are difficult to find and navigate until you have had someone show you where to access them. Great for a family day hike or easy overnighter.

backpacking
1 month ago

Socially distanced ourselves from the world. Note: do not park at trailheads. They are COVID-closed. There is plenty of parking in other places and you just have to walk a little further to hit the trails. Perfect weather for a one night get away. Folks were great on the trail and stayed far apart. Not many people out. Also, thank you to the people that cleared this trail. It was stunning and just can’t imagine the work that went into this. Flowers were out and the trees are budding.

hiking
closed
2 months ago

The one lane road to this trail was closed off by fallen trees about halfway in - disappointing but hopefully it gets cleared eventually!

Nice, well-maintained relaxing trail. Several places to swim next to trail. Followed the McDonald trail to the old homestead, which was a nice uphill side trip. McDonald trail was slightly overgrown. Saw blooming trillium, Pacific hound's tongue, one fairy slipper, and other wildflowers.

Hiked a bit of this trail. Outstanding views. The ‘lightning rod’ of the Cascades.

This was an awesome hot springs and the first one I'd ever been to. It's out in the wilderness and isn't manned, so it's nice. It was a short hike up but it is pretty steep for those who have a hard time with elevation. It wasn't bad though. We did this in the summer last year, want to go back in the winter but it's kind of crowded so I haven't been back.

hiking
3 months ago

Two words. MASS TICKS.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
muddy
3 months ago

A beautiful hike, with lots of blown down trees, but mostly repaired trails. A little muddy in a few locations right now, but overall fantastic!

hiking
3 months ago

Probably the most fun to climb mountain in Oregon. I loved the rock. The first part is just a standard hike till you reach the pct then the fun begins. I never actually follow the trail finding my way up. First time I did it solo and just climbed the last 800 feet with no ropes afterwards we always set a line for group climbs. Broken top is my second favorite. I have a picture of me and my girlfriend standing at the uppermost top pinnacle which is a 180 degree 2000 ft drop.

Nice winter hike. Icy layer will 2 inches of fluffy snow on top today. Turned back just below the tree line due to wind.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

This has been a favorite for many years. It has definitely become more run down. Someone destroyed one of the springs and others have been helping to fix it. DONT TOUCH THE SPRINGS YALL LIKE DAMN!! There is no cost to attend this spring and it is not regulated by anyone. That is why it is severely important that who ever visits keeps up after themselves and respects Mother Earth. Anyhow... The pools at the top are the warmest. As you see the ones further down closer to the stream, they get cooler and cooler. The top ranges from 105-100 as the ones below go from 97-80. It is typically quite busy and likely you will share a pool with others unless you come with a group, earlier in the morning or later on when the sun is setting. The water has a unique smell. A little dingy and gross if you ask me, but not unbearable lol. Idk why this shocks people but... LOTS OF NAKEY HUMANS. So if that bothers you... THIS AINT FOR YA! This is 10/10 a place for children if human anatomy does not bother you. The hike up is quite steep and there is not a railing the entire was. It is very very very rocky and rooty (tree roots). Make sure you pick up any trash you see while you’re there! Xoxo

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

The road leading up to the trail head is closed until spring. It’s about a 45 minute fast-paced walk through snow to get to the trailhead. None of the roads, trail, or bathrooms are maintained during this season. Would not recommend for kids. We were greeted by a bunch of naked hippies who spread out camp over the entire place for the whole day. I guess it depends on which day you go! It was a beautiful place and a decent hike. The trail is pretty slippery/treacherous.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

super fun and easy for how much snow there is. just follow our tracks.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

It was beautiful and such a rewarding hike. The road to get there was covered in snow but who doesn’t love a little 4x4?

A lovely little hike with lots of possibilities for swimming holes in the summer. We look forward to coming back and doing a camping and enjoying the natural swimming pools. Our boys (ages 4 and 5) easily hiked the trails and enjoyed watching the river steadily make its way down. We will be back! It’s very pleasant right now in the winter - still plenty of green from the moss - and it was cleared from most of the fallen trees. You could tell a lot of work has been done. Glad they did it!

hiking
6 months ago

Its been a while since i hiked this however its always a great trail. always make sure to go around the right side of the chicken spire. going strait up it will get you to a significantly more difficult climb.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing views and a really fun hike. I particularly enjoyed the last bit getting to the top. There’s some exposure there but keep you body close to the rock and find your gripping before you move and you’ll be golden! Will be doing this again and again!

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