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Short, but very beautiful!

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over grown
21 hours ago

I usually love walking this trail with my dog, but lately it’s been impossible with the trails being so overgrown. I’ve been avoiding it ever since encountering a snake in the long grass.

hiking
21 hours ago

Love the sweeping views all along this easy trail. The end is breathtaking. This time we came and took some senior pictures. Stunning.

on Ozette Triangle Trail

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bugs
rocky
21 hours ago

Great trail, I actually did this trail on Labor Day weekend and lucked out with no rain till the last mile. The wooded sections of the trail were great, quiet and peaceful. We started early morning so we had a very low tide, the beach was fun and I loved the petroglyphs. The smell of rotting seaweed (or something foul) and bugs were my least favorite. Take time to rest and eat at the top of the little lookout hill before you start your last stretch, Nice view.

i agree with the other reviewers that the parking area all trails sends you too isnt really a parking area. I suggest parking at 466 Andria Drive, this is a nice parking area with bathrooms, you can take the trail down to the Castle Rock/Tahoe Rim trail split and choose where to go from there. I only hiked about 6 miles of the TRT but found it to be just spectacular. It is a bit confusing because at first you are walking down a dirt path that looks like is used for vehicles, then you will see a hiking path marker about a half a mile in on the right (that you cant read anyways because the writing is faded). Take that path and keep track of your turns because nothing is marked until about 2 miles or so in, then you will finally see a Tahoe Rim trail marker. The markers are very sporadic, so dont rely on them. the path is well worn, just follow the footsteps or bike tracks in the areas that may be a little confusing. Listen out for bikes because there are some blind turns. I very much enjoyed this hike, the views were amazing and it was fairly quiet. I hikes for a little over an hour and saw about 12 people, other hikers and quite a few mountain bikers. Everyone was courtious and I never felt unsafe. I picked up a couple peices of trash along the way.

Beautiful trail not to strenuous. Look out for the mountain bikes.

Great trail with a lot of scenic views

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no shade
rocky
22 hours ago

Great views! Being hat/gloves/layers for the wind!

Excellent beginner 14er hike. The trail was easy to navigate. The ascent was gradual as soon as we left the trailhead. Very little scrambling; almost shouldn’t even have to mention “scrambling”. The descent was slippery in areas with loose dirt and small rock; like most hikes. We saw just a handful of hikers on the southeast trail making the hike enjoyable if you like the solitude. Peaked in 4 hrs and 45 mins. Completed the whole hike in 8 hrs and 20 mins.

hiking
22 hours ago

Straight to the point. Turned around the corner and BAM waterfall. Loved that the walk was short and made for a quick stop off point onto our next trail.

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rocky
22 hours ago

Another McKenzie River area gem, this trail is a great way to experience the youngest natural lake in Oregon. Fall colors are nothing short of spectacular and the water clarity and color are simply unreal. Wholeheartedly recommended.

Great loop to make. Happened to stumble across this gem today. It says it's an easy trail, just be careful for uneven trail. Loved that it had all sorts of terrain and that half of the loop was along side the river.

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bugs
off trail
over grown
22 hours ago

Nice, easy trail to Square Lake. The forest is regenerating nicely and views in every direction on the ridge above the lake are spectacular. If you continue a short distance on the Round Lake Trail until you spot a small boulder on the right, there is a faint user trail that cuts down to the shore. Follow the shore a short way until you reach a small cove. Here you can get the lake and nice view of Three Fingered Jack. There are some driftwood logs to sit on and enjoy a snack. This is a nice, seldom-hiked trail in the Santiam Pass area. I recommend it for its unique view of Three Fingered Jack.

I liked the challenge this trail posed, but did not like the way the trail was marked. I got lost numerous times and didn't see any clear direction markets. The trail is fun though, and takes you over and on top of arches.

Short and mostly uphill trail just a few miles down balsam knob trail area! Mostly paved and the views are amazing!!! Saw families with small children as well!

Amazing trail that is definitely moderate in intensity. The views at the top of where bullhead mountain opens up were amazing and we were the only ones there. Did after craggy gardens pinnacle which 5 min away and shorter/heavily trafficked. Great combo to get your mileage in that area and appreciate the plants in this area as well

Breathtakingly beautiful trail with views the whole way up. Easy to moderate with parts that get your heart pumping so you feel accomplished plus you see some incredible 360 views!! Not heavily trafficked when I went and can start to see some color change! One of my favorites in this area!

Great views - not a hike.

hiking
22 hours ago

Nice trail with beautiful views on a clear day! Easily marked and accessible for all ages and dog friendly. Great way to see Craggy Gardens if you don’t have much time. Got there around 9:30 and there was still lots of parking but when I passed by after noon, it was packed

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no shade
over grown
22 hours ago

For those who want to hike cathedral to la cumbre... I just did inspiration point TH to la cumbre. Very fun getting to cathedral. Dropping down from cathedral the trail started being hard to follow and then plunged into thick brambles. The trail disappeared out from under me and I had to hulk through 1/4 mile of terribly thick bramble bushes. Was extremely relieved to get back to on the trail. Maybe I missed the trail turn. Point is, its a challenge. Just wanted to give people a heads up.

hiking
22 hours ago

The best parts are the view points that jut out from the main trail. The difficulty is finding the trail head on the east because it's not marked, but once found, incredible views of Transept Canyon abound along this trail. Parts are not very wide so watch your step.

hiking
22 hours ago

One of my most favorites. It was cold and windy, and the trail is packed down with ice, so micro spikes are a must for almost the entire trail.

Heads up I did arlington, cathedral, and la cumbra in a straight shot from inspiration point TH and got picked up at the top. Largely chose to do it because google maps shows a nice trail there. Great hike until coming down from cathedral and going to la cumbra. The trail gets very hard to follow with thick brambles everywhere. It disappeared out from under me and I had about 1/4 mile of bramble hell until I stumbled on the trail again. So relieved. Gets very hot too. Don’t hike this one alone! Bad choice on my part. Ended up being short of 5 miles total with 3.7k ft gain. Sure felt longer when I was in those brambles!

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muddy
washed out
23 hours ago

Mostly easy terrain since it’s a road, except the mile or so of trail downhill after the big lookout point. That felt a bit like hiking down a muddy ravine at some points, but not bad enough to need poles. I’d definitely recommend doing the loop counter clockwise for this reason. Glad I downloaded the map as there were some parts of the trail that weren’t super clear.

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