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If you follow the directions here it's all logging road but really does help stretch out the muscles. I usually find other trails to wonder off on to complete a nice long sustained workout.

Trail head is marked but once you get in there is no sign which way the trail goes.. go to the left. This app helped me go the right way though. Sections of the trail are slightly over grown but nothing that stopped myself, 2yr and 5yr from continuing.

walking
22 hours ago

Absolutely stunning, the trail was amazing with amazing views. The offshoots were my favorite. There was a ton of snow on the west side of the trail which made it a lot more challenging, but overall it was a great hike!

I hiked this Trail on Sunday January 13th it is a great Trail with gradual climbs I believe the mileage is off a little bit my tracking said it was 10.7 miles from the trailhead to the lookout and back. I would definitely recommend it the views from on top 4 spectacular of the red Buttes

Thursday, 1/17/19

Arrived at 12:30pm and a school bus was leaving (thankfully). Overall, it was crowded. My dog and I ran into 5 other dogs and 10-15 people altogether. Everyone was very friendly, but the trail is narrow and steep in lots of locations, so be mindful of Fido and the leash rule. Some muddiness, as to be expected. One bridge was out and atop the

Nice trail for an easy walk with two dogs. There are only a couple narrow spots- otherwise the trail is mostly flat, wide, and dry. Good vantage points to see/access the river.

Nice urban hike opportunity! Gorgeous flora and fauna. Majestic redwoods. Well traveled trails that are very well marked and have good signage.

Great hike!

I would like to stay at this campground some time!

You can see from the road, beautiful area!

hard hard hard but love the challenge and the views!

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

It was very steep. To get to the top you literally go straight up. Be careful when muddy. It was a bit difficult to find the trail. There are many different trails! Use the map!! Worth it getting to the top! Wonderful very.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

It is beautiful trail covered with snow. Some areas are very slippery. Unfortunately, I didn’t see Mt Hood. I am not sure it is due to weather or just missing it. Lake is frozen and has lots of foot print. I have no guts to step on it.

I wanted to be impressed but honestly it’s not worth the drive. I followed Matt’s directions (listed below my review) not the all trail directions and found the trailhead fairly easily. The logging road does split off a couple times, however ~ just stay to the right and you will find it. The trail was nicely maintained and there were only a few hikers out. The Siletz River has some pretty cascading falls as you drive along the logging road. The trees are beautiful but as I’m an avid hiker and Oregon adventurer, I think there are hundreds of better options for a day trip.

Good 3-4 hour loop with decent elevation.

Hiked part of this loop June 1-4, 2018 - trailhead to Marion Lake via TR 3436 & 3437. Overnighted next to Marion, then backtracked to TR 3495 to get to TR 3422. Reached the pass with minimal issues other than scrambling over downed trees. Crossed the pass and reached Blue Lake where the snow really started to be an issue. Pushed on to Jorn Lake, losing the trail a lot along the way and contending with deep snow packs. Overnighted by Jorn and then backtracked as the loop trail was inaccessible due to deep snow and downed trees. Gorgeous scenery, lots of vistas viewable due to the burnt forests. Bugs were very annoying at some points on the trail in the lower elevations. Definitely recommend scrambling down to check out the falls near the start of the trail - spectacular!

hiking
3 days ago

Stunning snow hike with friends and dog. The sights were absolutely glorious when we hiked out of the cloud that took up the parking area. Great snow for either a hike or feel free to put on your snow shoes over a mile in. A+, would recommend to anyone looking for pristine views of Hood

nice and relaxed. beautiful views.

I hiked to the point from Multnomah falls on January 14th. it was epic. maybe a foot of old snow on the ground

Beautiful New Years day hike. We saw 3 deer, and the sunny winter light was lovely. Easy.

A basic meandering trail mostly in within the wetlands. It does bring you onto the Springwater Corridor, which can get busy. The trail itself was easy to navigate.

Such a beautiful hike on a crisp winter morning I recommend this hike to anyone! So many beautiful waterfalls

hiking
3 days ago

As good as it gets for dogs, anyway. I walk my dogs here almost everyday. They have several well maintained trails winding around the woodsy area. I manage to get 3-4 miles here without repeating too much territory. The dogs can run free through the woods, open fields, and a beach area while I get my steps in. I’ve been mapping my walks on my Garmin. I’ll try to figure out how to upload the activity so AllTrails users can check ‘em out.

snowshoeing
snow
4 days ago

Pretty icy in spots but worth it in snowshoes. Went up on Tuesday and saw 6-8 other people/dogs. Right now you'd need crampons or snowshoes, I saw a few people that turned around because they couldn't get very far. The payoff at the lake is fantastic, it's frozen over but there are some visible warm spots along the shore so I wouldn't recommend walking on it.

according to the USDA Forest Services website, this part of the trail is CLOSED Jan 1 - July 15! Not accessible year-round.
If you want to hike in the area, hike what's called Cascade Head Trail on this app. That is the section that stays open year-round.

snowshoeing
4 days ago

Great hike with fantastic views on a nice day! It was a bit steep at times. It was very doable for us in winter.

There is now a parking area that is plowed adjacent to the Ski Bowl parking lot. If it’s winter, make sure to get a Sno-park day pass.

We snowshoed, but we would have been fine with crampons/microspikes. Icy patches made it tough for folks without.

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