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This was a great hike. it was rainy and windy but there was no one else around.
The trail itself was muddy (as of Jan 18 2019) but it wasnt anything anyone who wanted to experience this place would regret.
I do see a lot of people who complain about roots growing up in the trail. I don't mind ot one bit, but those who do probably won't like this trail.

walking
2 days ago

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.

Great hike!

This was the first time that I did this hike in the winter. It was amazing! We just hiked in our boots. Crampons could have been nice here and there, but it was totally doable without. We passed lots of people with snowshoes, which wasn’t necessary at all. We were definitely a lot faster and more agile. The hike overall is moderate. It took us a little under 3 hours to complete the hike (out and back). The view on the summit is stunning. Very windy though. We were able to see all five mountains. Such a treat. This hike is definitely one of my favorite ones. Great in any season!

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.

Caught this trail on a sunny winter day and it was perfect. I took the inland route straight up, which was wide and fairly straight, and full of old growth sitkas. I walked out to the lighthouse view and listened to the huge tides crashing below. Continued the loop down along the coastline and caught a number of different views of the sunset. Western trail was way more interesting with twists and turns and different vegetation. Highly recommend!

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!

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

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.

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.

Went on a Cold Sunday morning hike. We took the Kopetski trail loop and came around the back side of jawbone flats. No worries you end up on the same trail you start on. We started our hike at 11 AM and got done at 2:15 PM. We only saw two other groups of hikers until we started to head back, then it was a bit more crowded, but no problem as it’s not nearly as bad as the summer time. Dress warm/layers as you are hiking in a canyon that gets very little sunlight and it’s cold until you warm up from hiking. We stopped for a small lunch at jawbone flats and had to layer back up before we got going again. Love this place. BRING CASH OR CHECK for parking. And if you can spare it, the town takes donations too, and once you see how pristine they help keep the town and trails you’ll want to donate. Great hike for all ages and skills but the Kopetski Loop is a little more rugged and step, would not recommend for little ones or people with old knees. Enjoy.

Definitely need spikes up until about Mirror Lake and from there on out. Many people on snowshoes and in spikes. People with nothing were slipping a lot. Icy and well packed. Going up TDH mountain was relatively easy, this is my first time doing this hike in winter but second overall. Windy as all hell at the top! Sky was clear and Hood was shining!

great family hike. can be muddy at times and slippery in some spots. still a great and beautiful hike.

we did this trail on Jan. 12 under gorgeous blue skies and a warm breeze from the south. it felt like June! we saw 2 whales and several commercial crabbing boats. there was some thick mud over a small portion of the trail but it was manageable in trail running shoes. we did see some people in pristine Chuck Taylors starting on as we were headed back. not a good shoe choice.

we started from the campground and hiked up the North trail and hooked into this trail. the cape trail is very heavily trafficked on a weekend making our favorite trail the North trail.

Beautiful densely forested hike with occasional stunning views of the ocean. We went up the Eastern side of the hike which followed a creek for part of the way then traveled along ferns and spruce (some impressively large!); steep, wide, and even. Stopped to go out to the viewpoint of the lighthouse at Hiker's Camp; definitely recommend. The Western side was much rougher and narrower with several downed trees over the trail and some slick muddy parts. Towards the end there were several show stopping views of Indian Beach and even Haystack Rock in the distance. Indian beach was the perfect after-hike hangout to eat our lunch. We hiked with a baby and toddler and had a great time. (Note! the trail down to Indian beach had very large driftwood logs piled up at the base and required some climbing; tricky but doable with the kids)

camping
5 days ago

Such a beautiful and amazing hike! I went in early August and didn't run into too many mosquitoes. It took about 3 hours to hike. The way there is basically all uphill but is definitely worth it! It was hard to finding a camping spot because we got there a bit late and a lot of them were taken but we found one near the trailhead. The lake was perfect temperature to swim in. Overall one of my favorite spots in the Bend area. Just make sure you have a permit because it's in the three sisters wilderness.

Lots of up and down which we like. Beautiful views of the river. Easy enough for our 4 year old but not boring.

We set off from the Seaside trailhead on a crisp, clear New Year’s Eve morning, around 8:30 am, and made it to Cannon Beach city center in about 6 hours, covering about 10 miles in total (26,000 steps). There were many points along the trail with spectacular vistas. Some of this may be obscured by foliage during spring and summer months because we noticed a lot of bare deciduous trees along the way. We loved the variety of forestation we encountered. There were some very muddy areas, and several of the boardwalks placed over them were weakened or broken. Largely a well kept trail, however. Hiker’s camp, the WW2 bunker, and Indian Beach were highlights of the day. We hardly encountered a soul until we got to that point. The only disappointment was that the trail from Indian Beach to Ecola Point is closed, so we chose to hike the road back. Other reviews suggest that it’s passable, but we didn’t want to risk it. Hopefully this portion opens back up; we’d definitely do this one again!

hiking
5 days ago

We did this hike late on a gorgeous winter day. Made it to the lookout just as sunset arrived. I would rate the trail easy, but there are several very muddy areas, and a lot of roots to navigate. We did it with two kids and a small dog. The traffic as we were going out was fairly heavy. The elevation change wasn’t bad, but much of the return trip is uphill. The views are worthwhile, but there is some work to get back to the trailhead. Very enjoyable!

Beautiful views in the beginning. Pretty trafficked throughout

hiking
snow
5 days ago

Took a group of Boy Scouts to overnight at the lake . Built an igloo in the campground area. Very busy parking lot and trail during the day, only ones on the lake that night!

I love skiing out to Betchtel. I have stayed in the shelter in the winter and in the summer. Easy, flat x-country skiing, except for a steep last 100 feet from the trail to the shelter, I ran right into it

One of the best hikes in the state! just make sure you go in the winter if you don't like crowds!

hiking
6 days ago

One of the most beautiful hikes in Oregon. Jawbone Flats is an incredible site to see.

My favorite hike in the entire state. Quiet, beautiful scenery, and perfect for swimming!

Beautiful forestry and an amazing waterfall.

Nice and easy walk. Nice and clean trail with a few falls. It's cool to be able to go behind the last one and just listen.

The trail was too hard to find

My girlfriend and I went on a beautiful day hike with plenty of sun and 40º+ weather. Overall, we enjoyed the hike. Here are some facts and opinions: You follow the Clackamas River most of the entire way, the sound is never far away. The road is about the same. Powerlines are also there to say hello several times throughout the way. The old growth groves are impressive and there are also a couple other tree groves that you'll go in and through along the way that make for nice variation. The hike is just moderate by any non-paved standard. There are several nice little falls along the way, with the big one at the end being the finale. They are nice and pretty, but definitely not "more impressive than Multnomah Falls".

We did find a few poo'bags but besides that it was appreciably trash free. Some mud on the trail, nothing crazy... but white tennis shoes will get a taste of the wild.

Overall, I recommend this hike as somewhere to go to explore and not be too picky about everything always being perfect.

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