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Beautiful sights! Amazing trail that was easily accessible for kids and adults alike. Bring water for furry friends.

Go early to get parking! Bring money for a pass as well. We had a wonderful day with kids and dogs and the fall colors are coming out so bring a camera!

Such a beautiful hike. And there are a few different junctions along the way up to expand your hiking options. Trailhead is easy to find. Parking area was pretty full.

there are great detailed instructions on how to find the falls on the outbound collective website. The key is to take the outlet trail and then when you see logs on your right climb ovee them and then there is a trail on the other side that leads to the lookout. Definitely worth searching.

Easy to get to (no treacherous roads like for Opal Creek). Free parking. Trail is easy to follow. Gunshots initially heard but went away (there’s hunting nearby). You follow the sound of the water almost the entire time which is great. I am 41, have had a few knee surgeries and did this hike with a 30 lb pack. All of the elevation happens at one time and the trail is quite rocky so I felt like it should be labeled as “Hard”. I used poles and felt like I had to watch my footing for the majority of the hike. The hike is actually 6 miles out and back for total of 12 with 2000 ft of elevation gain. The only thing at the end is a beautiful bridge though so my recommendation is to stop at 5 miles and swim in the water then head back! Beautiful Forrest and gorgeous waterfalls. If the trail itself was better maintained I’d give it 5 stars!

hiking
over grown
rocky
5 days ago

I parked at the tombstone pass parking lot. There was a map that showed the different hikes I wouldn't say all the trails are clearly marked. We had to cross the highway to get back onto Iron Mtn trail. Not a problem for me. it was a total of 7.8 miles for me. But that was probably me dinking around. I hiked with a beginner hiker so I went slower than normal. I saw a few people on the trail. We started it around 3pm.

Fun trail, a little steep, but a good hike. Where else can you go to see the ocean AND all this wild geology. Eat your heart out every state not named Oergon.

The first section of this trail (about 1.5 miles) is by far the steepest while the rest is gently graded and not too rough on your joints except through a few rocky patches. The first four miles are burned which leaves hauntingly spectacular views of Mt Jefferson and the valleys. The forest past Whitewater Creek is mostly intact. I don't think anyone else has mentioned-- Whitewater Creek is white, like it's filled with milk, probably from dissolved minerals. This is a really unique, beautiful and well-designed trail with a pretty decent gravel roaded leading up to the trailhead. Get there early on a warm day because there's very little shade with the trees scorched.

hiking
6 days ago

9/14/19: I picked up the Deer Butte Trail from the Robinson Lake TH. The road to Robinson Lake TH was 4 miles of good gravel that most any car could handle. I took the short detour to Robinson Lake and marveled at having this pristine lake to myself. I got back on the Deer Butte Trail and followed it towards Kuitan Lake. The trail to this special lake was unmarked. Look for it before the two mile mark on your left. At around 3 miles, you come to the turn for Hand Lake, but I went past it. At 4 miles on the Deer Butte Trail, there is a short section of burn area. You soon come to a swampy lake that I could not find on the map. Here the trail seems to disappear. Walk along the marshy land until you find it heading back into the woods. There was some pink tape marking the way. This spot could be a good spot to turn around for a day hike. I walked further but then turned around for a 10 plus mile hike. The forest is lovely, lush, and remote. I didn’t see anyone else. Both lakes were empty in mid-September. I tried this TH the week before and didn’t like the camps set up at the TH. I guess timing matters.

Beautiful views from the entire hike.

Well maintained gorgeous trail. Lots of spots to stop and sit by the river, lots of cliffs overlooking the rushing river. Heard a boulder break loose and drop in the river which was a good reminder to not stand too close to the edge! Couldn’t figure out how people were climbing from the left side around the pool and down the base because we turned around shortly after the hand written sign “does not lead to pool” but watching a few people where they popped out looked really steep. The falls were very low and mild but still wonderful to see feeding into the clearest blue pool W the brightest green patches underwater, like something out of a fairy tale really! We got on our way out around 430 and it was starting to get dark in the woods. Porta potty and 2 other toilets at the start. The road closed sign is not for the blue pool trail and the trail is marked clearly at the start. No trash on the trail aside from a bunch of bandaids?!?

hiking
6 days ago

I loved this hike! It is a well maintained narrow dirt path that winds progressively up the mountain. The views are SO worth the sweat!

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

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no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
6 days ago

Wonderful and easy trail along the river leading to a beautiful, relaxing setting at the blue pool! Numerous places to sit around the pool to relax and enjoy. I didn’t go around the whole pool, as I had heard about a hornets nest in the area. I’ll be back again for sure!!

Wonderful off trail trail even though it’s rather steep and muddy to get down to the falls! Well worth it and glad I had my trekking poles!

This is a great trail, easy to get to. Well shaded and leads to a beautiful lake! Highly recommended!!

hiking
7 days ago

Came back to complete (was here late June this year) because of snow we couldn't get to the Obsidian fields. Wow, this trail is amazing!! We went right at the loop and were glad we did. I can't say enough great things about this trail other than the fact we will be back next year to backpack it.

Stunning hike. The burnout has made it possible to view down into the valley for a large chunk of the hike! Our first night, we encountered a surprising amount of people for a Wednesday; nearly all the spots were taken at Scout Lake and Bays Lake. We found a secluded spot at Rock Lake with a view of Mt. Jefferson. On our second day, it cleared up considerably without a cloud in sight. We decided to take a dip in Bays Lake but it was frigid cold and we lasted only a few minutes. We didn’t have any problems with bugs.

A beautiful stroll on the McKenzie for the first mile, followed by some more strenuous hiking through the lava beds. The Blue Pool is beautiful, but in the late afternoon light, the different shades of blue did not show much. Try to go when the sun is overhead. A beautiful Hike

hiking
muddy
scramble
8 days ago

The waterfalls are magical. I'm glad I wore my hiking boots rather than sneakers as it can get muddy by the lake and you will climbing over a ton of fallen trees. We followed instructions from Outbound Collective to get to the falls. Keep the creek to your right and make sure you go to the second falls. Coming down from the waterfalls, we were told there are up to 5 waterfalls if you keep going and want even more of a challenge. We did see a snake. eeek. A memorable hike!

hiking
bugs
9 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail aside from the mosquitoes. It was early August and the weather was great, not too cool at night and warm during the day. We camped at one of the lakes and did the loop for a day hike. My advice would be to bring bug protection, a head net works wonders.

hiking
muddy
scramble
9 days ago

Long uphill, 5.2 miles, very rocky trail almost he whole way. No skeeters now they are gone. This hike is actually 14 miles out and back. Camped at park lake so I didn't go all the way to Russell and still it was 14 miles

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