Little Zigzag Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

Directions from Rhododendron: Follow Hwy. 26 for five miles, then turn left onto Rd. 2639 (Kiwanis Camp Road) and continue to the end of the road and a large parking area.

1 month ago

currently road closed for repaving

1 month ago

Amazing little hike along the creek to the falls. The water was incredibly clear and the sandy bottom made it some of the prettiest water I have seen.

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail; well-worn, short walk to the falls with a couple signs talking about the area at the beginning. Road is paved whole way. Several cars in parking lot, but didn't run into too many people; mostly families with young children and small dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely little hike with no other foot traffic late in the evening. Beautiful falls with crisp air and several gorgeous view points.

hiking
2 months ago

We went during the week so it wasn’t very busy. Be sure to take the trail by the trail head sign... if you go over the bridge further to the right, it takes you on a totally different trail that doesn’t go to the falls.

This is an easy hike for all ages and any fitness level. I saw both retired age and small children (3-ish) on the trail. There’s a nice path all the way up to the falls, and for those who are a little more nimble you can climb to the top of the falls. It’s a beautiful walk and there are lots and lots of spots for great photos. It’s a single trail in and out - not a loop as the map shows.

2 months ago

Nice trail with a pretty waterfall. Easy trail to hike. The paths are well worn.

2 months ago

Very moderate, comfortable hike for all ages. Lacks much scenery until you reach Mirror Lake, and there, the views are worth the effort.

3 months ago

Gorgeous sidetrip from Mt. Hood!

hiking
3 months ago

Super quick, easy, and rewarding hike. Great for out-of-town guests (especially if they range in levels of fitness) who want to experience an Oregon hike but have a million things to squeeze in... tall trees, moss, running water, and a water fall. It’s simple, but exciting. And it just feels really good the whole time... strong, rich energy. A perfect stop on the way to Timberline, Bend, or whatnot.

3 months ago

Easiest “hike” I’ve ever done. Took me 10 mins to get there, 10 mins to look around and 5 mins go get back while typing this review. If you’re thinking about passing it by bc you’re not sure how long it will take or if it’s worth it. It is. Beautiful, lush, green, shaded. Follows the stream up. The road to get here is longer than the hike itself. You need a national forest pass to park. Tables for picnicking at the trailhead. Almost gave it 4 Stars bc it’s was crawling with people mostly children and older people at 4pm, understandably so.

hiking
3 months ago

Great little hike

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy hike. Great views along the way. Would take 20 minutes maybe but took us 35 since we took pics and tried crossing the fallen trees. The map looks like the trail is a loop but it is just in and out one way. At the end of the trail it forks the right go to the falls and the left goes to unknown, there is no signage, there seems to be a trail but to get to it you may get your feet wet.

3 months ago

We took our dog, almost two year old, and four year old on this hike. It was beautiful, had lots of coverage, and both kids had a wonderful time (also, no one had to be carried, which was AWESOME). It was moderately busy, but we still had plenty of alone time on the trail. We will definitely do this one again.

3 months ago

Nice short hike to a beautiful waterfall

4 months ago

Quick and easy! Perfect for the fam.

hiking
4 months ago

I don’t know where google took us, but it wasn’t to the right trail. We walked 2.5 miles total and could only hear the waterfall. Kinda bummed. Woulda been nice to see it. Hopefully I’ll be in the area again and can find the correct trail.

Very pretty, short trail to a nice waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

Great family hike! beautiful! Kids loved walking on the logs near the waterfall. Easy to find, porta potties were awful though. Easy peasy hike.

hiking
5 months ago

nice short hike to a beautiful waterfall.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail is pretty short and easy, so the pay off at the waterfall is really good. It can be pretty busy with families

hiking
6 months ago

Lovely trail. Easy. The Falls were small but thunderous~ A little snow left but won't last much longer

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome .... had the trail to ourselves it seemed! Snow packed and a great hike for the family. And the kids loved the chance to play in snow.

7 months ago

Short, easy and beautiful even when covered in snow.

hiking
11 months ago

Short, easy and beautiful.

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing!

hiking
Monday, November 13, 2017

Short, easy, beautiful hike!

hiking
Monday, October 30, 2017

Nice easy stroll. This place would be so nice to hang out and have a picnic.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Very easy short hike, but beautiful!

Friday, September 15, 2017

falls running fast. Not a loop like the map implies.

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nice short hike. The water is freezing cold.

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