Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Cascadia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3rd time I’ve been here. The 1hr 40min drive is very well worth it from where I live. The trail is in really good condition as is the parking lot & restrooms. 2.2 mile hike labeled as easy which is accurate. Today’s water was turquoise, and it was beautiful.

Nice quiet trail but the climb back up was a bit tiring, after 6 miles down hill ...

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4 days ago

Great hike. Sand is too hot for dog paws this time of year though.

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7 days ago

Fun and fairly flat trail for kids with a beautiful waterfall at each end!

This hike is a challenge! We took the longer, less steep route, but it was still a major climb. The terrain remains the same throughout the hike and isn't as beautiful as many of our Oregon hikes. The view from the top is a treat after making the climb though!

Hiked this on 8/5/18. It's a really good climb at 2,500 ft. We parked down near the highway and walked the .4 miles to the trailhead, so the total was 10.4 miles. The terrain changes from nice forested path, to rambling over tons of fallen trees, to super dusty silt and rock. The views were obscured mostly by haze today. Otherwise, I could imagine they'd be beautiful. We saw only one other person on the trail, which was great. From the top, you can see Duffy Lake and Mowich Lake. Along the hike is a small lake. I'd rate this hike more of a 3.5 stars due to all the fallen trees in the path, like 50 or more, and when you stopped to rest, you were harassed by flies and near the end of the day mosquitoes. We got beat up a few times trying to find workarounds. I can't deny that it was an awesome workout.

I have hiked this trail several time and always enjoy the hike. Each hike I see something new and interesting. Beautiful old growth tree and green meadows with wild flower. Challenging hike but not too hard, just enjoyable.

Nice hike don't climb to the summit without gear-experience..Also there is no water so bring plenty.

Great little hike. We started pretty early on a Sunday with no one at the trailhead. We met an older couple about halfway back down. Nice views all around at the top. Some steep parts with switchbacks.

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16 days ago

Agree that this trail is sketchy in spots and overall it gets very little use or maintenance. The early lakes - Robinson and Kuitan - are small and aren't really overnight destinations. Prince Lake which is about a mile or so from south end of the trail is a little bigger, but you can't see it from the trail - you have to know it's there. The real purpose of this trail is to complete a loop on the backside of Scott Mtn, but be warned the Hand Lake leg of this loop (Trail 3513) sustained heavy fire damage (2015?) and is nearly impassible with all the downed trees. I completely lost the track and had to turn back.

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19 days ago

Lovely hike, was a bit steeper than I expected. Heads up for dogs: the trail is sand so it gets very hot during the day.

21 days ago

A great overnight backpacking trip with incredible views of Three fingered jack from the west side of Duffy lake, as well as major payoff when summiting Red Butte - views of three fingered jack, Three sisters, and Mt. Jefferson. Plenty of site to set up camp at Duffy and Mowich, but Duffy is quite popular so get there early or go over to Mowich which will have less people set up. The entire lake basin is incredible! One ask to all folks spending time up there: respect fire bans and all LNT principles!

A lovely trail that follows the falls and river. A nice, cool breeze along the way. The falls are just beautiful! No parking fee here. After this hike drive down a few more miles to Blue Pool for a more vigorous hike.

on Rooster Rock Trail

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22 days ago

Not a very difficult hike. Gentle ups & downs, just under 3 miles, & if you get there in the morning, it’s not crowded at all!!

this shit was rad. we did it today and decided just to do the up and down from the tombstone pass parking lot, but i’m definitely gonna go back to do the loop with cone peak, which looked liked it had an interesting meadow to poke around. wildflowers were decent but peak was probably two weeks ago, so beginning of july is probably the best time to do it, but the views at the viewing platform are tops for the cascades. we could see from st. helens all the way to diamond peak. saw maybe a dozen others on the trail today, and the parking area weirdly doesn’t seem to be serviced and I couldn’t find a self pay station. i tend to like stuff a little longer and more strenuous but this was great and i’ll be doing it again for sure

very exciting trail, though sometimes footing is a little bumpy and overgrown in some places. view from the top is amazing

cruising on up fr 11, I was surprised when it turned into a one lane road with consistent turn outs. very twisty, kinda fun. after turning onto 1152 keep your eyes out for the trail head on the left, I saw it just as I was passing.
the trail is nice, doesn't appear like there's a lot of traffic. there were no downed logs, and it was soft terrain. after the first half mile, it's pretty much in the shade. I only went to the junction for swamp peak trail and turned around.
this trail doesn't actually go to Gordan Peak, but around it? don't expect views after the very first intersection.
since I was still hunting for a view I returned to the first intersection and carried on towards the scar mtn trailhead. it's about a mile away, but there's a great spot to take a break at the end of this trail...sweet views of Jefferson with Hood in the distance

good family paths cool on a hot day

wow! Incredible! we did the loop starting at tombstone and going to trail to left past bathroom to cone peak. 6.6 miles. georgeous! wild flowers were spectacular, not many people on the loop, and wonderful views!!!!! trails were not clearly marked on the loop but follow william sullivan's instructions and you will be great!

Hiked this trail two weeks ago. Nobody at the trailhead when we arrived. Gradual elevation loss for first mile or so & then the climbing begins. Switchbacks with good tread get you up the mountain with views of the 3 Sisters, Mt. Washington and the 3 Pyramids along the way. The tree line opens up to an amazing meadow filled with wildflowers, bear grass & throngs of butterflies. It was amazing. The final push to the top is along a ridge line & you pop out to the site of an old fire lookout. The view of Mt. Jefferson here is fantastic! Take some time to catch your breath as you take in the views before heading back down. Check out the alpine lake below before departing. Side note, active logging is visible from this viewpoint.

It is a very short walk to the waterfall. Highly recommend, as the waterfall is amazing!!!

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30 days ago

Did this hike a few weeks ago with a group. It’s quite the climb by beautiful wildflowers. Really must do iron mountain - the views! Our group did yoga at the top in a beautiful Saturday and not one person came up during the hour we were there.

For middle aged knees it’s a little hard on the way down - but worth it!

So, did the loop with my friend. Super super pretty, you wont regret it, the views and colors are fantastic. I don't have kids, but if I did, I'd take them. I have a lifeproof case so I got some cool shots underwater and of some fish. I work in the mountains for a living and it was hardly a problem to hike it. My friend who doesn't get out as much didn't have much problem either. I'd recommend, but if you're going in the summer make sure to take lots of water and snacks and take your time!

The kids completely fell in love with this one, their faces on getting to stand under the fall was an amazing memory! add that to the short distance and a nice dip in the river when finished it's completely worth it and so nice. we have done it a few times and each time it's been a little busier than the last. it can be muddy in the spring but a great little hike close to home. If you adventure around the river, you can spot a few more tiny falls.

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1 month ago

Steady incline, but good trail. After the first 100-200 yards where it’s an old bulldozer Trail, you come to gravel/rocky spot and it looks like you continue straight. The trail actually continues up to the left as a hiking trail. The old bulldozer road continues straight and dies off. Wildflowers are in bloom! Only saw one other hiker on his way out (on a Tuesday). Beautiful views, not a lot of shade so bring hats for you and kids or baby. No steep drop offs until he top so would be ok with kids. Lots of room at the top.
Directions that worked for me: Turn right onto Straight Creek Road, follow for about 4 miles to a fork in the road, keep right onto FS 1168. After another approx 4 miles, there is a large fork in the road with two posts on each side of the road if you continue straight (continue straight for bachelor mountain TH), keep left here and trailhead is in view on the right.

Loved this trail! Brought my dog and the trail is pretty exposed and sandy so she was having trouble with how hot the trail was. So I would use caution if you plan to bring a pup. Go early when the trail isn’t hot or put booties on them! Lupine blooming everywhere right now and it is so pretty. Will definitely be back!

Awesome views!!

Very clean trails, good outing for the kids, easy hike with benches to rest for those tired little legs and to eat a quick bite. Beautiful waterfalls.

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1 month ago

Great easy hike!

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1 month ago

This hike was beautiful and there were tons of wildflowers. The viewed of the cascades (various mountains including the three sisters) were breathtaking. The only downside was that you could still hear the highway for most of the hike. The drive out is all paved and the parking fee is 5$ or free if you have a NW forest pass. There is a little deck on top of the mountain. I brought my hammock up, hung it between the poles, and enjoyed the view for a while. The hike is hard, however I would say it is doable even for people who are a little out of shape.

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