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One of my favorite trails! Stunning falls, the air smells so sweet here, and we loved just sitting by quieter spots on the river. Really gorgeous the whole way!

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike! Perfect time of year for some autumn color and hints of winter!

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful fall colors around the lake and just a touch of snow up there but easily passable. Gorgeous!

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Great day hike or overnight. Lots of MTB traffic so watch out. A 2 mile side hike to Rigdon Butte for a scramble to the top is very nice to get a. view of the area. (Turn north at the footbridge over the Willamette on North side of lake -2miles from north islet th)

Went yesterday with my college kids. Beautiful drive from Corvallis-with snow on the sides of the road. Beautiful hike. Few puddles and one fallen tree. We were done by 11:30. They are not kidding how popular the trail is...walking out we stopped counting when we reached 59 heads. And we still had 1/4 mike to go. Lots and lots of cars parked.

I bet it's beautiful! Tried to hike this a week ago and it's closed off due to a fire a few months back. If you try to attempt it, you'll only get about a quarter mile in before you're completely blocked. Not worth attempting it until they reopen it. It's a trek to get there too so just wait. Hopefully this will open in the sprig because I bet the views are amazing!

backpacking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

About a foot of snow a mile before you hit the trail head. Beware! I had a Subaru and it was super icey and scary on the side of a cliff. Couldn’t hike because of that.

This time of year the colors are amazing the weather is cold enough though that a decent coat or sweatshirt is needed. We tried to check online about parking because of park closures and couldn’t find any information but chose to try anyway, thankfully there was plenty of room for parking at the trail head. Not being quite as regular to hiking I was correctly concerned about the difficulty of the trail. There were a few areas where there were substantial puddles, muddy paths and a downed tree to navigate around. It was however a great hike with beautiful rewarding views all along the way (assuming you can look up while trying not to stumble on the many rocks.