DON’T LISTEN TO MOST THESE REVIEWS!!! This is an amazing backpacking trip!! Amazing views that aren’t included in ANY of the pictures posted. With clear skies you can see mount hood, mount reineer, mount Washington, and the three sisters all at once at the highest peak. This hike in JUNE is large, 35ish miles is what I tracked. Most these people didn’t do the full trip on the map. There is super limited maps of this trail so you will need to have a compass and remember what trails you’re going on. Trails aren’t marked very well so again know your turns. Lack of water so prepare by hydrating. THIS TRIP IS AMAZING and you’ll go through multiple different kinds of landscapes and biomes. Lots of elevation! Very small amount of people and absolutely no cell service! You’ll be crossing creeks as well! HERE IS A VIDEO OF SOME PICS AND VIDS OF MY TRIP! Please leave a comment if you would like me to send the mapping I created because I couldn’t find any maps online and the nearest ranger stations didn’t help. https://youtu.be/POW82R8wapE

hiking
muddy
rocky
11 hours ago

Semi-short hike to the hot springs - close to the springs they have areas to swim.

hiking
fee
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

$5 a day for parking if you don’t have a pass. Beautiful hike, that goes behind three waterfalls. We got there right at 7 and there was no one there. When we finished, it was pretty busy, people circling for parking and this was a Monday. We did it counter clockwise, which gives you more time down hill, but a pretty good climb at the end. Trail is actually 8.7 miles.

We arrived to a squall on the lake. Hail, wind, snow... it was crazy. The trailhead parking lot is closed. We parked on somebodies lot who was camping in this awful weather. The hike is still beautiful along the lake shore regardless of weather conditions. The wild flowers and the tree moss are extremely colorful. The obsidian is very cool!! When the sun pops out the lake is a beautiful green. After hiking through snow and Hail we were pleasantly surprised to be the only two at the Hot springs. The hot springs felt great as the snow continued to fall on us. On our return several groups were hiking to the Hot springs

hiking
4 days ago

Went earlier today (Saturday) and completed the entire loop to see all 10 falls. Got to the South day use parking lot around 945 AM and there was still plenty of parking left- the majority of the area right near the trailhead was full but plenty of parking spots open just a walk away in the same lot. The lot is pretty big. It took us about 4 hours including stopping for lunch and enjoying the falls. We finished around 1:45 PM and the lot was completely full with cars driving slowly hoping to catch a spot. (If you’re considering starting at another point, North Falls parking area is small and was completely full at 945 AM; winter falls trailhead is also a small parking area but there were 1-2 spots open at 945 AM). We went counterclockwise toward the right heading toward North Falls first. More people seemed to start the other way going toward South Falls first. We had the trail pretty much to ourselves going toward the right to North Falls. The first 2 miles going to North Falls is pretty uneventful. I’d rather start this way to get the “boring” part out of the way and end with the stunning South Falls which is very close to the parking area where you start/end. Certain parts are steep for a short distance but it’s mostly level. There were some muddy areas but very manageable. For 2 of the falls, you’ll need to go in/out and back onto the main trail to continue (Upper North Falls & Winter Falls), both worth the in/out and very short distances off the main loop to see them. There’s no trash bins along the trail. Bring a bag for garbage and toss it in the big blue garbage bin in the parking lot when you leave. You have to wear a mask to enter the gift shop. They have some available for you there if you don’t have a mask. They also sell hand sanitizer there for $2,50 each for a small travel size bottle. Enjoy!

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked this trail with my kids. We got there early to beat the crowd. Arrived a little after 7am and felt like we mostly had the trail to ourselves until the very end. Gorgeous, lush, and very green. Loved all of the ferns, trees, and river. The waterfalls were beautiful and being able to walk behind some of them was awesome.

Obviously a heavily trafficked trail but if you love waterfalls it's a must. Fortunately, after the first 2 falls most people turn around and head back to the parking lot so the entire trail isn't as pack as it initially seems. Several of these falls you can walk behind and underneath and it almost feels surreal. Very cool to have a trail connect so many amazing waterfalls.

Gr8 trails with good view , best for those who like waterfall

on Trail of Ten Falls

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail! You can walk behind 2 of the water falls!

hiking
6 days ago

great hike went against route direction and trail run in couple hours trip

hiking
6 days ago

We love this park! Amazes us every time we visit the PNW! Highly recommend to enjoy God's creations!

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful hike. I went on Monday 6/22, and it was still relatively busy. I parked in the south falls lot and there was plenty of room. We didn’t start until mid afternoon. It took 3 hours

epic mtb not the best mtb trail but views of an great hike

Easy trail! Always a go to. Not far from the city area. About 45 - 1 hour

I concur with other comments that to fully enjoy, arrive early. We hiked Sunday, 6/21. Arrived at 10am to South Falls parking area. There was still plenty of parking and we headed away from the traffic towards North Falls and had the trail to ourselves for a little bit. I feel like counter clockwise is the way to go. We concluded at 1ish and boy was the South Falls parking area slammed. The trail itself is well maintained and you truly are on a rainforest. Super cool and tons of great photo ops.

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

Park Opens: 7am - 9pm Park Pass: Oregon State Park Pass/ Day pass $5 at the kiosk located at the parking lots/CASH ONLY. (I gave my day pass away to a guy after my hike because he got no cash on him) Parking: North Falls Parking; Open Parking, NO GATE but Limited (You need to be early to get a good spot- after 8 am, you can be out of luck). South Falls Parking: Gate opens at 0700am. Plenty of parking available. Trail Condition: Muddy (boots recommended but it's not a must) Bathrooms: Clean (a young ranger was cleaning the bathroom at North falls parking lot at 7 am.)/located at the trailheads and picnic areas Distance: Over 8 miles I hiked this today June 21, 2020 (Fathers day) To enjoy the trail, you need to be there as early as possible. I got to the North Falls trailhead before 7 am but waited for the ranger to open up the kiosk to pay for the $5 pass. I checked the gate at South Falls around 630am, and it was close, the gate opens at exactly 7 am (I guess), and parkings are plentyful. I suggest you need to get to South Falls as early as you can, as fast as you can because it gets crowded. I got to the South Falls from North Falls around 745am via Rim Trail- a trail next to HWY214, and I only saw another two persons taking selfies. If you get to the South Falls after 830am, on, either way, you will see a lot of people. It was a tranquil feeling without the big crowd. The sound of the water is so soothing and sounds very relaxing. Around 830am, I came across the first wave of the crowd between Middle North Falls and Twin Falls. 930am, more people at North Falls. A little over 10 am, parking at North Falls trailhead is full and lots of cars pulling in, looking for parking. Some people park on a dirt road going up right across the street from the bathroom. Around 1045, I drove to South Falls to use the bathroom, and the parking lot looking like there's a block party, and parking was filling up fast. So many people trying to get picnic areas, and trying to get to the South Falls Trailhead (not even practicing social distancing... lol) I hiked the whole trail a little over 3 hours. It's a "must experience" hike but do it once they open the gate at 7 am.

hiking
fee
10 days ago

1st time here and I really recommend this trail. Very well maintained. Beautiful falls. The kids thought the benches were perfect for resting and had a great time. I do recommend to get there early. We arrived at 9 and there was plenty of parking. We left at 12 and there was very limited parking and lots of people just starting the trail. I wore hiking boots some people in our group wore running shoes and they did just fine. Some areas are muddy but not terrible at all. There’s plenty of ways to get around it.

hiking
fee
11 days ago

Easy hike with stunning views

hiking
fee
muddy
rocky
11 days ago

hiking
muddy
11 days ago

A great trail and the waterfalls were breathtaking, it was a little muddy on some spots mainly behind the falls but not serious at all. Brought my 7 year old and he loved it! There was quite a bit of people but we started around 11am, so definitely getting there a little earlier would be best. Had a good elevation to give you a good little workout but it is worth a visit if you are in Oregon you would not be disappointed. I wore running shoes and they were perfectly fine on the trail.

Parked at the end of the road in Cold Water Cove Campground and grabbed the McKenzie trail at the south end of the parking lot (was unmarked). Stopped at Koosah Falls for the night before heading to Blue Pool the next morning. Stayed at Blue Pool until 11am as the crowd started arriving. Easy trail to follow .

Easy trail to walk and follow. No snow now, and we didn’t run into any mud. Passed maybe about 6-7 groups or so while walking. FYI no camping in any area in the caldera other than the developed sites.

Showing results 1 - 23 of 2605