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Hiked on 3/16...beautiful day with fresh powder, some sun and light snow. Trail is well marked, both lakes absolutely gorgeous. Did not see one person the entire hike. Clocked 10 Miles and took us 5 hours, 15 minutes with a small lunch break at Upper Lake.

There was still snow on the trail, I would definitely wear boots if you have them. There is a lot of foot traffic. So quiet and beautiful, we can’t wait to do it again!

Beautiful hike, think the distance was about 8.5 miles, but certainly didn't feel like that when there's beautiful waterfalls to see so frequently. Some parts of the trail were pretty muddy, so my waterproof hiking boots were appreciated (leave the runners at home)

Must pay to park; no prepaid park passes can be used. Make sure to pay at Fish Creek even if you park one car at Indian Henry. Trail is narrow and steep in some places but maintained well. Made passing others challenging in most areas especialyl with dogs. One large creek crossing with no bridge was extremely difficult in March. Trail is adjacent to the Hwy, some powelines, and you can hear the buzz from the electrical plant. Parking was full, we had to step through large amounts of garbage to get to the restroom.

4 days ago

Easy hike around this beautiful lake. But to get here, the road is dusty and very rough from Tollgate to the lake. It gets worse every year.

trails are not marked very well but, still a fun easy hike

Love this place! So beautiful.

Pretty trail. A lot of people. A lot of unleashed dogs. Be prepared to do some ankle deep wading.

Gorgeous trail. Beautiful river vistas.

Snowy, beautiful, amazingness! Had to navigate through some slick areas but well worth the effort. Glad I had trekking poles and good traction boots. No snow towards the viewpoint.

beautiful old forest. easy trail

Beautiful easy stroll. A few small and one not as small river crossings.

We chose a beautiful day to snow shoe. Easy hike.

Awesome trail for snowshoeing and hiking! The 360 view of mountains and Mount Hood on a clear day is incredible!

Quick trip in the sunshine!! Always a go to spot if I’m in a hurry :-)

A nice easy loop. Beautiful scenic views of the lake and Mt. Hood.

8 days ago

I like this place because the waterfalls are pretty and they have a nice picnic area but ONLY if you go w/o a dog will you be able to enjoy going under the falls and the other fun trails because they aren't allowed. so if you have one you'll be stuck on only 1 trail that doesn't have very much scenery except trees and the road and maybe a top of a waterfall here and there it gets kinda BLAH after a while.

8 days ago

The water here is the prettiest blue to turquoise.

Do it!

Went on NYE - gates are closed. We parked at them and walked through. Water was really high so we couldn’t get to the falls but we trotted around on the trails for about a mile and they are well maintained and pretty. I’m sure during the summer it’s super busy as this is a campground.

12 days ago

I only went as far as Whiskey Creek cabin, well after a short detour that passed the cabin. It was a great day for the hike. I pretty much had the trial to myself. The only problem that I had was trying to cross some of the waterfalls because of the recent weather. I am a nervous nelly and that is why I had a problem. However, if I could do it, then anyone could. :-) I wil totally do this hike again.

12 days ago

I brought our middle school hiking club here. all were very happy. Some good challenging spots for the novice hikers and lots of natural beauty. trails we're muddy in spots as one would expect this time of year. and there were LOTS of other hikers on the trail. A great hike!

12 days ago

Great hike but can get crowded. I always like an early start.

Couldn’t get my sportwagen through the snow today unfortunately but looks like a beautiful area! Going to try again in a month or so

Hiked 03/03/18 - Having hiked the lower section of the Clackamas River Trail several times, I was eager to see this part. I think I prefer this section to the lower. Snow was still present, though not an issue. There are some very nice large trees and smaller waterfalls along the trail. I think my favorite part of this trail is between 1.5 - 2 miles in. There are more than a handful of waterfalls and really cool basalt ledges here, although I think many of these falls are seasonal. The boulder crossing at Pup Creek was the only obstacle, though not a problem for me. The boulders are well placed on both sides of the bank, but the middle is missing a few "steps." The overall trail description is spot on. Have fun. If you pack it in, pack it out. Even food waste is considered trash... ahem... I'm talking to you, leaver of orange peels. :)

Very muddy (but very beautiful!) Saw whales and various birds

Was a fun little hike, some snow on the trail still but made for a pretty day!

17 days ago

Great trail, well crafted. I hiked the full loop Feb 27, and found most of the ice has thawed making it much easier.

17 days ago

Love this hike all year round! Snowshoed yesterday and after all the snow this past weekend the trail is gorgeous! Brought two dogs with me who also had a blast. Parked at skibowl and walked along the road to get to the trailhead, which isn’t ideal, but it’s well worth it!

I did it today in 1 hr 38 min a quick pace taking time at each photo op but jogging some of it too. Trail was fine the upper ( north ) end was packed snow but most was just wet trail ( not too muddy. My first time doing the whole loop - there are a couple sections where you walk for a ways w/o a falls but it’s a nice river canyon all the way . Trail well crafted.

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