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This is a beautiful hike and can be family/dog friendly. The water is SO blue and both waterfalls are absolutely stunning. Sahalie falls is very easy to access and it’s a short walk from the parking lot. The fall colors were in full effect when I did this hike & it’s beautiful. The hike itself is mostly flat.

one of my favorite trails. very easy, well maintained. the water is magical

Great views. I did this with my dog, easy incline here and there. I completed this hike in about 2.5 hours. I would totally go again in a heart beat. I loved all the views and there was a light of elk, and deer signs. I hiked it when it was opening season for elk and all the hunters were very friendly. I only ran into a few hunters on the trails. They are very aware of their surroundings.

I hiked this last Sunday Oct 14th. Quite a few down trees on the trail as the wind was really howling. I agree with all the previous reports, beautiful hike with an easy to follow trail which for the most part was soft dirt. I downloaded the GPX before hand and threw it into a GPS. The loop is 7.32 miles complete. Just an FYI.

Great hike! The fall colors around the lake made the lake even more beautiful!

The view from the top is a 5 star. Three fingered Jack is spectacular. Lovely view of Jefferson with lakes and Washington at an interesting angle. Starts with a dense forest of deciduous trees and color changing shrubs and ends with alpine meadows. 2 miles in between are a blowdown corridor that is a hassle to navigate. Worth it for the view. Wear bright colors in the fall as hunters were also on trail.

Such a great trail with lots of views. October is a lovely time to go with foliage changing color and fireweed in its last fuzzy stage blowing in the wind. Burn area is beautiful and woodland forest surprisingly dense. Closer to 7 miles for loop.

Pretty hike. Several beautiful waterfalls. Shaded so good for a hot Summer day. We had a group ranging in age from 13 to 55. Hike was enjoyed by all.

9 days ago

Road: Came in from the south, many big rocks in the road for a one lane road, so never able to go over 15 mph. I had to move maybe 5-6 rocks out of the road. At Milepost 8 you will see a very small road 877 off to the left that is very steep and maybe 300 yards up that road is the trailhead. I don't recommend cars with low clearance on the very last part of the road. You can either park at the bottom and hike up or bring a different vehicle.

HIke: First part of the hike has bear grass, rhododendrons, chinquapins, vine maple, huckleberry and oregon grape under an old growth canopy. It is excellent. I went the 2nd week in Oct and not only did I only see one person, the leaves were turning brilliant colors especially the vine maple. Hike is uphill the entire way but not too steep until right at the end. Keep going and look for the cutback trail that goes up to the very top. It can be easy to miss. Once almost at the top , you have almost a 360 view. If you continue the last 25 yards to the top, you have a complete 360 view but you have to climb a bit over some rock and coming down was a bit more challenging. It has spectacular views!

Awesome trail along the river with fantastic views of rapids and waterfalls. One side of the loop is developed, most likely from CCC crews, with log fences and a couple of observation points. The less developed side of the loop is more picturesque. Fall colors were out in full force. A beautiful hike. It took us two hours because we took so many pictures.

This is a 5* hike. The reason I'm giving it 4* is due to the misleading slight difficulty in driving the roads. We trekked from Corvallis, and let me reassure you the find and hike are worth it. However, if you drive a sedan, be mindful of your clearance, and follow the AllTrails map and some of the helpful instructions in the reviews to the T. It is easy to get lost on forest roads. In addition, the signs on RD 11 are misleading. We followed the signs and ended up really in the middle of nowhere. Follow the user guided instructions and your Apple Maps and you should get there. Take the roads slow, when we drove there last week, there were minor obstacles and some difficulty in clearance (scraping the bottom a few times). Be careful, and most importantly, have fun.

Hiked this with Sunflower not only to hike the Cone Peak trail, but to look for Christmas tree ornaments placed by the ranger district. Struck out. Beautiful day and beautiful hike. Sunflower struggled slightly but made it back just fine. I found an arrowhead on the trail near the base of Cone Peak which adds to my collection.
Got back to the highway and tombstone pass parking area and Sunflower and I ended up aiding a young man and his vehicle and trailer stranded due to overheating, and who was on his way moving to Texas.

22 days ago

This is a nice short hike up to a magnificent viewpoint of the surrounding cascades. I intended to jog the entire way up but was hit hard by the 4000 ft elevation starting point and ended up walking rather than running about a quarter of the way. I brought my dog with me and due to the steep terrain she had to stay on leash. The decent isn't too technical, but due to the narrow singletrack our speed was slower than I expected. Be careful. Watch your step. Keep your dog on leash and enjoy the amazing views at the refurbished lookout at the summit. FYI. I would have given this trail 5 stars had it been a little bit longer. I didn't want the trail to end.

Really a pleasantly easy hike. Fairly flat. Well maintained. Beautiful fall foliage. We did not see any one during our hike. Half the trail is through green forestland and half through an older wildfire zone. Very diverse landscape and stunning Mountain and Meadow views. Great fun with our dogs too

great ride with only two hikers on the trail. lots of water for the horses.

24 days ago

Spectacular views on a clear day. The road in was in decent condition considering the location. The hike itself was short but still a workout. I would have climbed many more miles for the experience at the top. The fall colors were gorgeous and the trail was well kept. Simply wonderful.

A day hike that is not to be missed! The loop is more likely a 3-mile trek, but every step is worth it. The loop takes you around 3 very accessible and spectacular falls. You’ll get to see each from multiple angles and you can get surprisingly close to the edges, so caution is needed. For groups with little ones, less mobility or less time, stay on the near side and go south (go left downhill from the parking lot) and you will see all 3 falls in a half mile stretch. Well worth the short detour off of highway 20.

This trail is an instant favorite. It is so remote. Feels like you are driving on backroads forever to get there, but the gravel road is good. Stunning in fall. Not a soul on the trail.

loved loved loved this very short but beautiful hike. fall is popping right now in color

25 days ago

Good hike for a clear day- you can see the Coffin Mountain lookout from the top of Bacehlor Mountain.

There is a lot of overgrowth on this trail- waist deep for about half the trail. The forest road leading up to the trail head also had a lot of erosion and was a bit hairy and a few small places. We really enjoyed the views once we got past the brush, tree line and into the meadow. The small wood bridges were very photogenic as was the surrounding area. Bring water resistant shoes if you don’t like getting your feet soaking wet, and long durable pants for the thorny overgrowth.

pretty, but can find lots better

Would consider this an easy hike. Short and sweet!

Hiked this with My Sunflower on a gorgeous day.
Beautiful , easy trail. Intended to look for Christmas tree ornaments placed by the ranger district but didn’t get far enough.

The PCT section follows easy rolling terrain for 3.5 miles to the cairn marking the left turn up the North ridge route. The trail gives way to a moderate scramble a mile or so up the ridge. The summit block rises about 450’ from the ridge. The 3 pitch climb requires technical climbing ability and equipment. Great views! A climbers trail descends 1400’ across the steep scree field on the west face to the PCT for a 5 mile hike back to TH. Or you can descend along the ridge route the way you came up. Make sure to have plenty of light because the ridge route is sketchier downhill than on the way up. No water along the route

1 month ago

A nice easy hike to House Rock. The forest is pretty along the river, some old growth trees along the way and on a hot day the river and falls at House Rock are perfect to play in. Can see in rainy season some spots could be difficult to cross. Trail was well maintained in Sept 18.

1 month ago

Amazing Overnight stay.

Hiked this trail today without my Sunflower and with the threat of rain for the afternoon.. Low cloud levels prevented good clear views.
Was on the trail looking for the U.S. Capital Christmas tree ornaments but didn’t find any. SweetHome ranger district lists 3 ornaments on the trail with one being close to Gale creek trail head but found no such trail head or marker. Turned around and headed back down at the 5 miles in.

One of my favorite hikes!

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