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Little Zigzag Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily 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.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 108 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Waterfall

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Getting There

Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

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.

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Reviews (305)
Photos (199)
Recordings (217)
Completed (622)
Rita J
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HikingGreat!

Short trail through a lovely forest

Michelle Csergei
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Hiking

Very short trek to the falls. Wouldn’t necessarily want to make a long trip out there just for these falls but if you’re nearby camping or dong another trail you can make a quick detour here.

nico k.
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Best falls for the short hike. The water was flowing strong for this time of year. Will go again.

Charles Rittenberg
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Hiking

Fabulous. Went at 6:30 pm. Only one other couple. Absolutely gorgeous. All along a creek and easy view of falls. Short but great scenery per distance walked.

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Crystal Blower
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Hiking

Awesome little trial, it’s worth it. We did it after hiking Umbrella Falls, so it was a good compliment to a longer hike! Definitely would be an awesome picnic area!

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Steve Ryan
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Hiking

Seems to be more trail according to All Trails but gf and I never found it...

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Chris Gharst
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Hiking

Everything you love about PNW hikes lumped into a short .7 miler. Easy for the kids and plenty for them to explore up to the waterfall. In and out though, the map is misleading. Loved this hike! Also, great dispersed camp sites litter Kiwanis rd.

Shamya Ullah
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Natalie Bonilla
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HikingMuddy
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Mindy Diltz
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Hiking

Awesome short hike! My group included four kids ages 2-9 and this trail was a big hit for them. Lots of opportunities to climb on fallen logs and explore near the creek. This trail is well-maintained and wasn't even too muddy after lots of rain up until our hike. The waterfall is gorgeous. We paired this hike with the Mirror Lake Loop trail since they are near each other, and this one is very short. Highly recommend!

Keiko A.
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HikingFeeMuddy

Like everyone said, beautiful short hike as the waterfall guide you thru the walk

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PhLo M
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Hiking

This is a ridiculously beautiful trail. Even if there wasn't a gorgeous waterfall at the end, the creek itself is super cool. A huge cutaway mountainside climbs straight out of the parking lot, so that's a thing worth staring at for a while too.

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Isabella Bjorkeson
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Hiking

Short gorgeous hike. The hike does not cross to the other side of the water like the map makes it seam. It is an in and out hike on the left side of the water - beautiful falls and so much gorgeous natural foliage

Khristina Merryman
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WalkingMuddy
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Carrie Snellman
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Hiking

Beautiful every step of the way. Only saw a few groups of people and two of the groups had dogs off leash letting them run all around. At one point a dog was walking with us and I thought we had acquired a new pet. Lol Other than that this trail is a must stop on your list.

Carole Breck
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Hiking

Beautiful Hidden Gem! So enjoyed this short, cool, shaded walk along the rushing stream...Dreamy every step of the way. Our dogs had a great time too. This is an out and back.

Alex Cichon
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HikingMuddy
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Kalia S.
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HikingRocky

The trail seems to be more geared towards mountain biking . Gives a nice cardio workout on the way up and takes you through old growth. You do hear the highway for most of the hike, so not exactly serene. What made the hike worth it was cutting off at the old highway 26 where the bridge goes over the trail and taking that down to the other trailhead. There you can find a short trail to little zigzag falls which was beautiful!! This is at the end of camp Kiwanis road.

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Kc Pelayo
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HikingSnow

Great little trail. Super pretty with all of the snowfall easily hiked and semi plowed parking lot. Cute waterfall at the end.

Ken C.
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Hiking

I’m not saying it’s not a loop. I’m just saying you have to cross a river over a fallen tree and bushwhack your way back to the TH. Worth the Trip!

Eric Johnson
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Hiking

Great little hike. Hidden gem! Beautiful waterfall at end. Description say loop but it’s in and out trail. Very easy hike

Law A.
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Hiking

East going trail with lots of traffic but still room for everyone to soak in the beauty. Very pretty fall!

Shawn Mirek
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Hiking

Nice easy short hike. many other trails in area to do this as an ad on. Access to the old Mt Hood Highway at trailhead for a nice piece of history.

Rachael Bernstein
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HikingMuddy

Super easy trail, kid friendly, some spots were muddy and the hill to go to the top of the waterfall was a bit steep with a few loose rocks. By far my favorite waterfall though!

Sara Curry
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Hiking

Super easy, beautiful waterfall. Not a lot of people out today for a Friday so I got to enjoy it by myself for a little while.

Tamara Miller
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Hiking

Beautiful easy trail. We had a picnic lunch peaceful setting.

Tarah Byrnes
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Hiking

Beautiful easy hike with the kiddos... ventured up the old road to add a little distance. Waterfall and vegetation were spectacular

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Megan Pauker
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Hiking

Satisfying, quick hike

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Barbara Casey
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Hiking

Short and sweet

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