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

Perfect hike for young kids. my 3 year old grandson walked it and had fun.

hiking
10 days ago

I've been working my way through each segment of the North Umpqua Trail, I haven't done them all yet, but this is by far my least favorite. It's a cliff trail with most of the trail being loose rock. Coming up from the panther section down stream, shortly after the first bridge around a quarter mile in, the trail has slide out. It can still be traversed, but in general the trail is not well maintained. Sections are very overgrown, making ticks extremely easy to pick up. I found them to very prevalent on this section. There isn't much for tree cover, the river is mostly not accessible as you are anywhere from 20-200 feet above it, and the main view is the highway.

hiking
15 days ago

Did this hike on Saturday May 5, 2018 in the late afternoon/early evening. Not a soul to be seen; had the trail and the falls all to myself. Link to my video of the falls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUrA9kOYThw&t=1s

Sooo pretty!! Easy hike, fun, well maintained.. a must!!

I wanted to do the "head on view" hike, some trail signs knocked over and missing. There was just a little snow left on the sides gravel road and the dirt road had some covering it still entirely - no big deal to drive in or walk in. There were quite a few branches on the one gravel road as well.

If you're not in a high clearance vehicle I don't recommend trying to drive down the dirt road, snow or no snow. I took my car instead of my pickup and thought I'd see how far I could go and made it about 20ft before scraping, and it only gets worse from there. So I parked by the dirt road entrance and walked to the trailhead, it's not that much further.

After you pass the "trail - >" sign around 1/4mi stay right at the fork and when it seems to split off, go left (there is a sign this direction,)

It's a great leg workout so it'sworth the hike, the falls were absolutely gorgeous! The drive was a bit long though.

This is a well maintained and beautiful trail. The path is wide and there are placards identifying plant life along the trail. It’s an easy hike (myself age 44, my husband age 46, and my parents in their 70’s) easily walked the trail without getting out of breath. There’s an outhouse and a trash can at the trailhead and the parking lot has space for at least 7 cars. We didn’t see anyone on the trail until we headed back towards the car. The waterfall is beautiful. I highly recommend this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this with my mom on Mother’s Day. Great for kids and old people. Very pretty wild flowers along the way. It was great seeing families out as well. Got lucky and got a parking spot as someone was leaving.

Nothing like relaxing in the middle of so much beauty only nature can give!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike, absolutely worth the trip. It is a little challenging as most of the hike to the waterfall is downhill, therefore the hike back to the car is entirely uphill. If you visit this waterfall during spring, expect snow. I attempted to visit in March and the road leading to this waterfall was buried under 3 feet of snow (but the roads surrounding Lemolo Resort were plowed). I completed the hike in October, which is the perfect time to avoid both snow and mosquitoes. The waterfall was impressive even though we visited during Fall.

hiking
3 months ago

Visited Twin Lakes in July 2017. One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done. The two lakes are absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t have a problem with mosquitos when I visited. We were there mid day, around 1-2 pm. I highly recommend this hike. At this time, however, the road leading to Twin Lakes is closed due to fire damage that occurred during the summer.

Pretty spot and we hiked up to the top of the falls too!

walking
4 months ago

Perfect 30 minute walk! Very easy for children. (3 & 9) beautiful falls, foot bridge, mossy trees. Loved every minute!

Very easy hike. Wished it was longer. Beautiful falls. Spent a long time at the bench next to the falls just enjoying the scene.

Easy hike with little signs that educate you about the plant life nAtive in the area. Loved the picnic table that is right by the river just down from waterfall. There is also a cute little bridge to and rocks to climb for a better view.

As of 10/24/17, NF 4770 (the forest road that leads to Twin Lakes) is closed due to fire activity. The trail is unlikely to be accessible until late next spring.

Went off trail and found a great waterfall

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike! Very easy and quick. Dogs loved it.

Easy, interpretive Trail that ends at a beautiful waterfall with large, deep pools. The dogs loved it too.

Smiokey due to wildfires but worth the short 1 mile in hike. Easy to navigate with kids.

hiking
9 months ago

Fantastic hike. Great views along the Umpqua River of Rapids, Hot Springs, waterfalls and the grand finale is breathtaking. Better bring some extra heavy Mosquito repellent and at the moment there is a tree collapsed over the trail with cutouts to climb over. Not the easiest for children.

Great hike. I would not take little kids on this one. Trail goes into a foot trail and winds along a steep drop on one side as you work your way down to the falls.

Great short hike all around. The signs were a little hard to follow for the first route but it was worth the extra effort. The mosquitos were horrid I will be more prepared next time but the falls were amazing and in the heat the most was wonderful!

hiking
10 months ago

You can actually drive to the falls. It's a beautiful place for swimming & the family.

hiking
10 months ago

Took the south trail. Beautiful hike. Lots of mosquitoes. Steep hike back up. Kids loved it, just be prepared with lots of snacks, water and mosquito repellant. We will try this one again in the late fall or early spring to view a different flow hopefully without mosquitoes!

A beautiful trail with old growth forest. fantastic views, 2 beautiful lakes and wildflowers. The mosquitos were thick at the parking lot (thank you, previous hikers, for the warning) but there were very few at the lakes. The lakes are exceptionally beautiful.

Easy hike, very shaded, informative markers along the way telling about plants and berries. Pick nick tables right by the waterfall , very beautiful place to spend the day ! Also flushing toilets and running water .

hiking
10 months ago

I've been here many times. And really enjoyed the walk with the family. The waterfall is beautiful when you reach it. Easy nice and shady walk.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome Hike, the weather was gorgeous & it was a fun easy hike. the path was very well maintained but make sure to bring bug spray!?! the mosquitos are horrible. otherwise it would've been a 5 star.

very nice hike but mosquitoes were bad.

Absolutely stunning

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