13 hours ago

3 nights out here hiking and camping. this trail is by far #1. Easy hike, insane views and climbing on the chimneys is insane. My favorite part is that this trail shows how rugged the gorge is! Do all the famous hikes here and you will agree with me!

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rocky
13 hours ago

Great trail, fantastic views from the top. We were prepared for the dirt road/30 min drive to the parking lot, so no surprise there. The hike is pretty much a straight climb but a short hike so it went quickly. Lots of rocks, my knees felt it on the way down! It was really hot the day we went, glad we had on a ton of sunscreen when we reached the top since there’s no shade whatsoever. Bummed that we didn’t get to see the rhododendrons in bloom, should be popping in a week or so. Great views for minimal work!

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rocky
2 days ago

Awesome views and plenty of campsites along the river. The final mile or 2 was a pretty treacherous uphill battle. There were plenty of water sources when I went. The trail is not marked very well, so without gps or a map it could be pretty frustrating. Also, this trail seemed longer than stated; I completed it in about 7hrs while maintaining a decent pace. Leading up to the trail for about 5 miles is a bumpy gravel road, which I was worried at the time might do damage to my sedan.

Great hike. Fairly difficult in the first part of the hike due to walking up mountain about 20-25 min. Wildflowers are throughout the trail and very beautiful. If you bring food recommend stopping at the chimneys to take a break and see the views

We thought we were going to die on this trail. We love to hike and go often but this one about ended it for us. The road to the trail is a gravel beat to hell road that I would recommend a 4x4 vehicle. The whole trail is rocky, up and down elevation constantly. The sun was beating down on us. It took us about 9 hours to complete and it was about 14 miles. It was so bad near the end all I wanted was to see the car and it would never come! I would definitely plan to camp midway through this trail, bring all the water, and make sure your legs can handle it. I do not think I would do this again but felt very accomplished after finishing it. I could not walk for about 3 days afterwards. :-) Enjoy

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5 days ago

Trail isn’t closed, it’s amazing! Steep to get up to the top but worth it. Full 360 degree views of the surrounding area. I could have stayed at the top of the trail for hours.

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5 days ago

Easy trail, cool views of the gorge and of “The Chimneys” along the trail.

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muddy
5 days ago

Sign we’re a little confusing but otherwise good hike not to difficult but definitely not easy.

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rocky
6 days ago

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9 days ago

love this trail!! probably one of my favorite in the gorge wilderness- there is on section when you're on the southern side of a mountain where there isn't a lot of shade but for the most part it is nice and shady we went after a week of lots of rain and the little creeks and falls along the way made it easy to splash your face or fill up your water filters. when we got down to the river we jumped on the gorge trail headed south for a while and ate lunch at a great rocky spot where the dogs could play in the water! definitely want to camp here next time. Wear shoes with good traction for sure but we had a great time with our 2 dogs

Nice shady loop, often near the lake

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scramble
11 days ago

It's open and pretty quiet if you get an early start! I stopped just shy of the summit because my fear of heights was getting to me, but got some amazing views up until then! Be prepared to drive quite a ways on dirt/gravel roads to get to the trailhead.

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muddy
13 days ago

Devil’s Hole

Awesome well marked!

Shaded trail with tall pines, undulating little hills and beautiful lake views. Benches of iron and repurposed wood allow for rest and reflection. Mountain bikers were courteous and sparse. We went on a weekday late afternoon and still got in 6 miles. Easy to find with good parking. I imagine on a weekend this is a very popular place! I’d rate it more easy than moderate.

Out of the parking lot the elevation change down into the gorge was a knee busting washout aka “path”. There is little cover at this bit so the sun is beating down till you reach some thicker cover by the river. Pack all the water. The trail is longer than the AllTrails page. It’s is definitely more that 9.xx miles. Some other comments have upped the mileage to 10.x -11.x, we we planed our timing on 12 miles to be safe and still spent the last several miles wondering if we were on right path and if we would survive the gorge. Based on the three different Fitbits and time on trail, we think it is closer to 14 miles. Our group followed the map and did no backtracking. Would do again — but with better timing

Great trail. Very beautiful. Be careful with directions...signs are very confusing .

The hardest trail I have ever completed. Do NOT underestimate the difficulty of the trail. The incline on the way out makes this trail a real force to be reckoned with. If you would like to enjoy the trail without the feeling of dying the next day. Hike half way the first day. Camp the night then return the following day. Not recommended for children or out of shape dogs/people(Like Myself). Also pulled out the biggest brown trout I've ever seen, over 18 inches!

Rough and tough trail that is GREAT!!!

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21 days ago

I definitely recommend this trail. We took a few different ways and saw 2 amazing views.

Great hike with family although we had to cut it short due to time frame we needed to get back so will have to plan again accordingly. Beautiful views and even our great Dane was having a good time!

What an epic trail! A butt burning and heart thumping workout for sure, but the views of the mountains and river make it so worth it. Turned out to be 10.5 miles and 3200 ft elevation but took us 4.5 hours at a quick pace with several breaks to enjoy the views. Highly recommend!

We hiked it yesterday. We are not avid hikers, so this trail was just right for us. The scenery was beautiful. I'll definitely keep this one on the list.

We made a right on Spence ridge and went down to the river which tacked in about 2.25 miles and was a total elevation gain of 2000 ft. Made the climb up table rock that much more difficult - but awesome. Wish I had brought my poles!

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