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This hike is truly worth it! One of our favorites! We will definitely do again! Incredible views from the top!

One of my favorites, will definitely be back to do this one again.

This was a great hike! Definitely appropriately rated, not hard but not easy. It's a skinnier trail, but we'll maintained. there were a lot of down trees in one section, but crews appeared to have cut through them. Constant, but gradual elevation gain the whole way up. We went on a misty day, but we were still able to get a great view of the lake! Would love to do this hike again!

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16 days ago

Steady climb but nothing too strenuous, worth the climb even on a cloudy day. Definitely will do it again when we can see the mountains!

The View was amazing once you got there. But it should definitely be rated as hard not moderate. Kicked all of our butts, had some of our party turn and go back.

hiking
1 month ago

It was an amazing hike! The trek up seemed never ending but totally worth every single step! The view was incredible!

Great day hike.

About kicked my but. Loved this hike. Plan to put it on my annual list. Not for the timid. A beautiful 360° view. Respect the beauty of the forest and leave no trace.

Such a beautiful day. Very crisp and the sun even came out! Little to no snow with some cloud coverage.

Could see little pieces of Mt. Jefferson. Loved this hike!

Frosty but not slick. A sunny day in December, 28 degrees and barely any snow, only at that bend on the north slope. Amazing views from the summit. Detroit Lake is a stream, Mt. Jefferson is splendid with snow cover.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved hiking this trail today. It was quiet and well maintained. Fun to hike through some snow as well! It was a good workout and the view was totally worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked to the top but only saw smoke due to the recent fire. Will return once the air clears!

hiking
3 months ago

Got rerouted today when the trail head I was planning on turned out to be closed. Beautiful fall hike. Vine maples steal the show in the fall. Lots of rhodies that I imagine make for a gorgeous spring hike. Smashing view of Jefferson at the peak.

L Lewis was right. I was met with a closed sign and a taped off entrance today. Closed notice states that it is closed for helicopter assisted logging until mid-May, subject to change.

Heads up: a portion of this trail may be unusable for a few months this winter while they conduct logging operations in the area. See the following alert from the USFS: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices/?aid=44049

Starting at the upper TH, I went to Dome Rock first... only took 45 minutes to get up there, phenomenol views! Then I went back to the intersection and took the trail down to Tumble Lake. The lake was gorgeous, lots of trees changing colors. However, the lake trail is very steep! Just go slowly; it was a great hike.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a steep climb, but the views were totally worth it. My dog enjoyed it too.

good workout to a great 360° view from the top

a bit of a strenuous hike, but not bad. it's all uphill. the views at the summit is totally worth it!!

I've trekked this trail almost 5 times, and each one is different and better than the last. It's breathtaking and ever changing. The trail itself is fairly easy, until the end which becomes pretty steep. So be prepared. Definitely a great choice for dogs and children!

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