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

Great Hike with spectacular views on the summit. We did it in early May and the snow was still pretty deep(obviously) and so we wore our mountaineering boots and just slogged up it. We brought snow shoes too but found that just the boots worked best. At the top the trail drops around to the left of the false summit and you have to traverse some slightly sketchy snow field we brought ice axes for this part and kicked steps in. We stayed up on the ridge on the way back down, but be careful of the cornices! They were pretty large and looked ready to go. All in all it took us about five and half hours to summit and another three back down. You could probably do it faster but we were carrying training weight. I'm knocking a star off due mainly to the snowmobiles that drove all the way to the summit and then spun circles around it. Quite obnoxious and sorta ruined the serenity of the mountain top that I crave.

awesome trail. easy hike with kids and dogs. very pretty waterfall.

Very pretty no doubt! BUT VERY BUSY!!!! dont bring ur puppies so many ppl.. lots of stairs..

Beautiful short hike. The water running along side the trail was worth it alone, but the falls were amazing! Great short stop off the road.

Beautiful, albeit a little buggy.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing. A must see!

I looove this place. Please pack out what you pack in.

Teensy short trail to the springs. 5-stars for the tubs--their formation and location. 3-stars for the actual hike. Straight uphill though not difficult but the trail itself was not well marked and in poor shape. Yay for toilets at the trailhead..! Thanks Oregon

It was my first time in years sense I’ve been there. It was even more beautiful than I remember. It was my three dogs and myself that went. Found some pretty cool areas just around the falls as well. :)

Nice hike from Hemlock Lake to Lake in the Woods! We picked wild huckleberries and saw two falls, Clover Falls is one of them

nice, easy hike in. no snow but a few spots of minor mud but ends with breathtaking view of the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this tons. Always a favorite. Last time I came it was closed. It must be reopened now. I was shown a cave off this trail a few summers ago, don’t know if I could find it again. Love the bridge at the entrance. Nothing beats North Umpqua hiking!

Attempted this 3 times and only made it to the top once. The last bit is insane.

on Grotto Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Took my daughter, son in law, and grandkids on this hike April 2018. Temperatures were low 30’s so the mist coming off of this raging giant was turning to snow! The very short uphill hike ends up at a huge 100’ waterfall that you can actually walk behind to reveal a cave. Clinging to the ceiling of the cave hung sleeping bats. Recommend bringing a light raincoat during winter months since the mist coming off of this waterfall is intense!!

hiking
1 month ago

After you reach the bridge continue on for a short distance and up a pile of rocks/small boulders to a beautiful view right at the base of the falls. It was so icy (beg of Apr) be very careful!!!

nature trips
1 month ago

The moss! Amazing power from that water falling. Smooth walk, not too much traffic, a little snow (March) but not cold. Can lower to base with ropes. Great for kids and dogs.

nature trips
1 month ago

The pool! Can climb down with rope. Stairs super well maintained. About 100 steps up and the same down. Clean, bathroom setting at trailhead. Went in March, no snow, not cold: just perfect weather. Tons of water.

Great hike! we went Wednesday 3/28/18 & it was absolutely beautiful!

walking
2 months ago

First time on this trail. Some ups and downs but not bad. Little muddy in a few spots. Nice photo op. Well worth the trip.

Great trail! unfortunately went in August so the falls was just a trickle. So if you're hiking for the falls, you'll be disappointed! They are very small in comparison to the beauties further north on Hwy. 138!

hiking
2 months ago

Took my lil guy on this hike which made that incline quite the challenge. But the scenery and trail were amazing had a lot of fun.

5 starts for hot spring... 3 stars for the hike, trail is in rough shape

Loved this trail. There’s definitely one hill that will get your heart pumping, but, the rest of the hike was mild and enjoyable. The trail is well maintained and followed the creek all the way to the falls. We really enjoyed the beauty of the forest and the waterfalls. Great way to spend an afternoon!

Great quick and easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. Stopped on the way to Crater Lake and it was totally worth it. Check out video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcRCOVhdvhI

backpacking
3 months ago

This trail is home to my first backpacking trip ever. We left Kelsay Valley Horse Camp around 4:30 pm (we were hiking in early August) and set up camp at Lucielle Lake, which is about 1 mile from Maidu Lake. We wanted to go the extra mile that night but we had completely ran out of daylight. The next day, we made it to Maidu Lake and spent a couple hours eating lunch, napping, and taking in the scenery. We tried a little fishing, to no avail. Maidu Lake is significant because it is the source of the North Umpqua River. This segment is the first portion of the North Umpqua Trail. The hike from the horse camp to Maidu Lake is primarily uphill. There is potential to be virtually eaten alive my mosquitos so bring ample amounts of repellent. I ran out of repellent while on the trip and brought home about 30 mosquito bites as a souvineer.

Very short hike but it is an extremely steep uphill hike to the hot springs. The pools at the top are the hottest and they get significantly cooler as you go lower. There will be naked people. I drove up here 3 or 4 times before I actually made the hike to the hot springs. This place is always busy. I would avoid going during the weekend, holidays, or spring break. The best time to go would be early in the morning, on a weekday. I also advise that you do not leave any valuables in your car. Keep it locked and hide/cover anything worth stealing (bags, purses, etc.).

hiking
3 months ago

Heavily trafficked trail. Family friendly and pet friendly. Well marked and easy to find. If you make the drive all this way, I recommend visiting some of the other waterfalls along Hwy 138. Clearwater Falls and Whitehorse Falls are along side the road and do not require any hiking to see them. Watson Falls (the 3rd tallest waterfall in Oregon) is about 2-3 miles round trip. Umpqua Hot Springs is also proximal, but be prepared for nudity if you decide to stop by.

hiking
3 months ago

For my purposes, I rate this trail as a 5/5. It’s a fun adventure trying to find the correct trailhead and then bushwhacking to the bottom of the falls.

To find the trailhead, you take the first right turn after you pass Lake in the Woods. The trailhead will be on the left side of the road.

The trail itself does not lead you to the base of the waterfall. It rather just passes by the waterfall and you will hear it, but not see it. The trail eventually leads to Hemlock Lake. In order to see the waterfalls, you have to go off trail and down a steep slope through heavy brush. It helps to keep track of your mileage hiked on the trail or have a GPS, so you know when it’s time to leave the trail. The venture out to Grotto Falls is very beautiful and you pass several smaller waterfalls on the way.

The hike is moderate/difficult depending on your fitness level. I would not recommend this hike for people with young children. Venturing to the base of the waterfall is possible if you have a dog, but I would not recommend it.

Although you have to go off trail, remember to be considerate of your delicate surroundings and pack out everything that you pack in.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorite waterfalls off of Little River Road. The trail head can be difficult to find if you have never been there before. The trail head is across the road from Lake in the Woods. You will see a sign designating a hiking area but there is nothing that specifically states you are at the Yakso Falls trailhead.

I highly recommend doing Hemlock Falls while you’re here. The Hemlock Falls trail can be accessed from the Lake in the Woods campground.

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