Explore the most popular Fishing trails in Oregon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 day ago

Beautiful, easy hike. As other reviews say — the drive up is very long. I believe we clocked 13 miles of winding, narrow road. We hiked this trail on Mar 10 and were not anticipating snow, but there was a fair amount of mostly unplowed snow on the road up to the trailhead. A few icy spots on the trail as well.

Went with my friend and her daughter today for the first time. We were in Lincoln City so we went that route. The road seems to go on forever and you just keep going and going. It was a little disorienting going blindy around corners not knowing if a car was on the other side but we only saw one other car. The road is pretty narrow and the drop off can get kind of scary if you're afraid of heights like me.

The trail is beautiful. There was a bit of mud in some areas but nothing crazy at all. The bridge was crazy. I don't like heights and it does sway but it's in good condition and if you go to Drift Creek you have to go across it. After the bridge keep going to get down for a closer view of the waterfall. We had two butterflies land on us and stay with us heading back up the trail (it's not really as bad as I thought it would be) and that was a nice little added experience. We weren't out of breath when we reached the car so that was nice.

I highly recommend this trail. The drive is long but beautiful and the waterfall and bridge are definitely worth seeing!

It's near the end of the season, so put away your snowshoes and have a great walk down to the Lake. The road down to the day use area is fully compacted, and there is an easy foot trail from the road down to the Lake. I got down to the Lake about 7:15 to watch the sunrise over the mountain.

hiking
4 days ago

Lovely hike along the Rouge River. Not a smooth path though, very rocky. Some narrow creek crossing to do as well.

The falls are worth the walk!

Bit slippery, but still nice short hike up. the trail is only open partway until horsetail and then is closed. nice views with waterfalls too.

Good hike around the beautiful lake. Heavy snowed toward the second half of the trail. Bring snowshoes or boots.

snowshoeing
snow
6 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in Central OR! it is busy though. Absolutely glorious views, and a decent work out. Bring layers because the top can be chilly with the wind.

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

The trail it’s self is fun and winds along the coat line and into the timber and across a few meadows. With several other state parks along the way it would have been nice for the signs to be better, well there really aren’t any signs at all. But with an ocean on one side and a road on the other for 75 % you can’t really get lost.

The trail still has some snow and ice in the shade. It was a little slippery in spots but overall still a great hike.

Easy and beautiful

hiking
closed
washed out
10 days ago

Was up there today 3/9/19 and park and trail closed flood damage. But they are working on it

hiking
muddy
11 days ago

The trail has a lot of downed trees and debris all over. I turned around at about 0.5 miles in due to crawling under/over so much stuff. There was a couple out who was working on cleaning debris as best they could. They mentioned they didn’t believe the Forest Service has been out here to assess yet.

Gorgeous camping!

hiking
snow
15 days ago

The hike was great, but the drive to the hike was long. One lane road that was super windy and unsafe. Felt like it took forever.

Nice short hike up from Horsetail Falls to Ponytail Falls on 3/3/19. There was hard packed snow on the trail along with logs and lots of medium rocks to move over. We had micro-spikes on and moved at normal pace there were lots without the spikes that made me nervous in the cliff section that was slick packed snow. Wish we could have gone past the gate, that’s the only reason I gave a 3.

The “upgrade” to the app has caused more problems than it fixed. I went on three hikes this weekend and none recorded correctly.

nature trips
16 days ago

Pretty drive ending in a great swimming hole. Not somewhere I would take little kids... rock cliffs to jump from along the waterfall. not much beach all rock flats and round rock.

Such a beautiful hike. The trail is open until you reach upper horsetail falls. There is a gate blocking the trail on the other side of the waterfall. The trail is pretty icy right now, so be careful when venturing up, and back down.

Beautiful on an early spring sunny day! Falls are nice and full. Lots of other people, but all were friendly and quiet. Very doable trail even for the absolute beginner or non-athletic person.

hiking
muddy
17 days ago

We really enjoyed this as a first, easy hike for the year. The waterfall view and the suspension bridge were both worth the walk, and the walk was thoroughly enjoyable and easy for anyone in good physical condition. The long windy road to get to the hike threw us off at first but the hike was worth the drive.

Beautiful in the snow! Started around noon. Full parking lot. I did it solo and felt safe. Snowshoes are not necessary. I would only bring them if it snows the night before. the trail is longer do to road closures. Trail head starts almost immediately off the freeway. if you just want to see the lake covered in snow go left when you get to the first fork.

hiking
snow
18 days ago

Wonderful place to hike for first time snowshoeing.

Fun winter hike wound up being longer than planned because of road closure and lots of snow. Only recorded last third but was so much fun! Ok with just boots. Snowshoes would probably have been better but not necessary.

snowshoeing
snow
19 days ago

The road to the campground is closed during the winter, so the trailhead is right off the highway. Snowshoeing this route is over 5 miles round trip, as a result. You really don't need snowshoes since the main trail is groomed, but I suggest taking them and going off trail when you get to the lake. We hopped down to the shoreline and snowshoed around the lake and through the treeline. I'm giving this 3 STARS only because it was hopelessly packed with people and it was more of a walk than actual snowshoeing. But the view of Hood was amazing! Don't forget your snow park pass!

I haven’t been to the falls yet and seeing this before peak season with visitors in Spring & Summer is the best time to go. Plenty of parking and plenty of beautiful scenery of the waterfall.

walking
20 days ago

Great little stroll along the rocky coast with our pup. Make sure to go during low tide to see as much of the formations as you can!

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