Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Great trail with the river in view most of the time, the falls were great. It kinda kicked my but at the end man am I out of shape.

A very pretty area, the trail is very rough and similar to a dry creek bed in many places. There are lots of down trees and branches, today there was still some snow and between the down trees and snow we lost the trail in a couple spots. I think later in the season it will be amazing with wildflowers but also harder to discern where the unkempt trail is.

I tried going there a few days ago and ran into too much snow on the road about 1.5 miles from trailhead.

Perfect. Amazing falls. Easy trail.

hiking
12 days ago

My daughter Jennifer and I were looking for an early-May overnight destination in the Oregon Cascades. The access road to the trailhead had several snow patches requiring decent clearance. This was our first trip into this area. We were thankful for our GPS to regain the trail after long stretches of snow. For the record, May 4 is a little early for this hike even in a low snow year. After watching the dog venture out onto the lake's thin ice cover, we decided to return to the trailhead and camp at a nearby campground

We weren’t sure if we found the loop trail but started at Sahalie Falls parking lot which is right at the falls. A Beautiful and big gushing waterfall. Then follow A beautiful trail along the water with many soots to stop and take photos. The trail was busy on Mother’s Day so get there early on the weekends. Very little parking too. But well worth the experience. We walked along the water until we got to Koosah Falls. Amazing. We had to turn around there due to needing to get back home. But well worth the drive and time.

Good easy hike, Wish it was longer. Almost think I missed something it was so short but very beautiful!

I've completed this a few times now, it's a short hike that is very easy to get to (driving and trailhead wise.) Steady uphill trail all the way to the falls. Still mud in May but that's expected everywhere. My biggest complaint is the bug factor because of the mud areas. For those who might not know/first time, stay to the right whenever it seems to fork off on the way to the falls. I love that the creek runs next to the trail the entire way.

If you decide to venture to the bottom of the falls it is steep and can be slick with mud. My two big dogs had no problem with the entire trail, and loved getting in the water at the falls!

Great short hike. Would have loved to have the dogs along. It was a little muddy however.

Simple and well marked trail thru old growth. awesome destination at house rock. only one creek area that is potentially difficult to traverse depending on the water flow

The falls are so beautiful! I was the only human in sight on a Wednesday morning.
Getting close to the falls really makes you feel the energy of the water and reflect on the lessons a river can teach us.

Short hike and has good fishing for brook trout. Always be on the lookout for black bears.

Great short hike. The trail was pretty muddy so have hiking boots or possibly rubber boots.

Very beautiful falls, and so easy to get to! It was very muddy and slippery when we did it, so a walking stick is advisable. You can catch it by campsite #18, or on the left as you approach the big day use area.

Aqua Blue! Clear Water Beautiful Falls, Good Hike

hiking
1 month ago

3/29/18 A beautiful day for a hike! Still snow on the trail but doable in trail runners. Beautiful views of crystal clear water and roaring waterfalls. Worth a stop for sure.

I did this hike last Sunday and though I wasn’t expecting it to be cover by snow it was still an awesome hike! The whole way was beautiful river views with mint blue water it was just stunning! I would definitely recommend this hike. One of the most beautiful waterfalls.

Great hike anytime. Both falls are beautiful.

Nice trail but can't do it all this time of year (March) without waterproof boots (or a willingness to finish the hike with wet feet). About 1.2 miles in there is a 20 foot wide creek flowing into the Santiam that cannot be crossed without getting into the water. During the summer months this is likely a small stream that is easily crossed but not this time of year. You will also find a small stream earlier in the hike. We were able to find a log just a bit upstream to cross this one or our hike would have ended there. We are looking forward to finishing this one come summer.

Giant waterfalls where you can walk any distance from 0-20 miles. Good to view in the snow even, parking lot has been clear most of the time.

Here is a video of my time here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRt7bThnsRo

With the dry winter Oregon is having I decided to venture over the pass to do this hike. It was well worth it, despite how short it is. The color of the water is magnificent this time of year and the lack of the crowds made it even better. There was even a light dusting of snow. I would not recommend attempting this hike in the winter without proper safety equipment in your car, the winter is not typical. The trail will always be fine, the roads may vary.

Definitely worth the hike. The hike is pretty easy and the waterfalls are incredible. Sahalie Falls is one of my all time favorites. The trail is heavily trafficked because of all the people passing by on the highway. Would definitely recommend it to anyone

I really enjoyed the car ride there but I wish the hike was longer. The waterfalls were worth it if your there for an easy hike.

Family-friendly hike. Very icy at the viewpoint for Sahalie Falls, otherwise slushy/snowy along the trail. Lots of visitors.

I went on this trail when there was still snow on the ground. It was gorgeous but a little difficult just because of the snow. It would be a super easy hike in the summer months.

Easy but fun hike! I went a couple weeks ago and there was quit a bit of snow. I wouldn’t mind going back during the summer and hiking it again.

Loved this hike! We decided to take it up a notch and hike down into the river and river walked down streams bit. The water is beautiful blue and fast and SUPER cold!!

I saw a picture that someone had posted on Instagram and knew I had to check this place out. I came out yo Oregon to visit family and my mom, boyfriend, and I stopped by on our way home from Portland. This definitely is a super easy hike but the views, to die for!

One of my favorite trails! Stunning falls, the air smells so sweet here, and we loved just sitting by quieter spots on the river. Really gorgeous the whole way!

Gorgeous hike. This time of year it was a bit muddy and snow covered in some areas with some small trees down. All in all well worth the views and the waterfall by House rock is spectacular.

Load More