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horseback riding

fishing

snowshoeing

We only went half mile in due to weather. Had mother nature cooperated, we would have thoroughly enjoyed the whole loop! (It rained, fairly heavy, the whole day. )

A bit of a "mountain goat" trail at times - we had to do some extra climbing to avoid huge puddles of water in the path, but the view of the blue pool was worth it! Definitely a moderate hike.

Could not get to the trailhead. The road is closed (snow zone) to traffic. we could have walked from the blocked point, but the weather was not ideal (lots of rain this weekend). We will try again later this summer.

a very rocky trail so bring the correct shoes but it is a nice hike to the blue pool.

Found a cougar paw in the snow when I did this trail in late winter early spring.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice shortish hike with good variety for the area -- a few alpine meadows with decent views, a long old growth segment, and a short second growth segment at the beginning.

Absolutely beautiful setting! Brought my 12 and 7 year old daughters and they did great. We wanted to make it to the top but they were done by the 5th mile. Bring kids that are good hikers and comfortable with long distances. I definitely recommend this trail to all who love to hike along the water!

hiking
5 days ago

I suggest hiking here in the early spring or late fall to truly enjoy the views. The summer time can be quite busy as Portlanders will travel out here to swim in the opal waters. I went in late March to have most of the place to ourselves. A must see for Oregonians!

Great trail! Not too steep in either direction. Great for on leash dogs. A little muddy at this time of the year. Lots of shade on a sunny day. The pool at the end is amazing!!

hiking
6 days ago

This is a beautiful trail it's maybe 2-3 miles one way only took 1 1/2 hours mostly all uphill the view is amazing at the top!

Definitely wasn't prepared for the 5 feet of snow hike! Such a beautiful sight though in the end. Bundle up and wear hiking boots!