Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

backpacking
3 days ago

Moderate hike from the hemlock side. Nice lakes Mosquitos weren’t too bad, but there was definitely an over abundance of them. The worst part was seeing all the toilet paper and poop holes people have left behind. If you’re going to dig a hole to use at least fill it in and pack out your toilet paper. Just behind every downed tree in the burned out section someone used the area as a toilet.

Glorious all the way in with a spectacular finish at the falls. Loved every step of the way!

mosquitos are really bad right now so bring lots of repellant. Beautiful waterfall!

hiking
25 days ago

The lakes are still beautiful. Lots of fire damage on the short hike up to the first lake (1.25 mi), but the lakes were preserved pretty well. Mosquitos were moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

5-20-18 did the hike that puts you at the Viewpoint above the falls. very lovely hike with a lot of beautiful Cascades that run along the river. The view of the actual Lemolo Falls isn't fantastic from the upper because it is too dangerous to get out to a point that is unobstructed. but still well worth the adventure and the view is decent just not totally unobstructive to see the entire Falls. did not run into another person the entire hike. would like to go back and do the other trail that would put us down at the bottom of the falls. I did not have any trouble with mosquitoes this time of year.

on Twin Lakes Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful trail with a wide variety of plants. Early June day brought a fluke snowstorm, which only added to the incredible scenery. Evidence of last year's massive forest fire is everywhere. Great people tirelessly cleared the trail and brought it back to life. 2 beautiful lakes close together, easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

First read the instructions in the review by Francie Skinner from 2012. There are two different trails to get to these falls. If you use Google Maps, you'll be taken to the trailhead on the west side of the river. This is the more difficult trail but it was worth it. We had 7 kids with us ranging from 3 to 8 years old and all did just fine on the way down. Near the falls there was a lot of assistance needed as the mist makes everything slippery and muddy. The smaller kids then had a hard time on the way out because it was all uphill. This was a very empty trail. We only saw two other people who were coming down as we were leaving. Looking to the other side of the river where the other trail is supposed to end, it looks like you'd get a good view of the falls from above but not be able to get close to them. Anyway, I'm glad Google maps took me to this trailhead rather than the one shown on the map here at All Trails.

hiking
2 months 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

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.

hiking
5 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
5 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.

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
11 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
11 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!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

very nice hike but mosquitoes were bad.

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

There are two separate starting point to get to the summit of Mt Bailey: a lower trailhead (10.5 miles out and back) and an upper trailhead (about 5 miles out and back). I hiked from the lower trailhead a short .4 miles from the Diamond Lake South Shore on NFR 300 (left turn from the paved Diamond Lake Loop. The access to the lower trailhead does not require a high-clearance vehicle. I cannot vouch for the access to the upper trailhead on NFR 380.

The 2+ miles between the lower and upper trailhead are easy to navigate, on a well maintained, forested and nicely graded trail. The last .5 miles are essentially flat on a sandy plateau. After crossing NRF 380, the trail is noticeably steeper but still shaded as the treeline is only reached shortly before the false summit. There are a few steep sections going straight up the slope but most of the trail is still well maintained with not too many rocks or roots. To wit the fact that trail runners are using this trail all the way up to the summit. On the way up to the tree line, a few good views of Diamond Lake and Thielsen peak are opening up.

The trail finally reaches the treeline a bit under the first key feature of the hike: a crated just below the false summit which, early in September, still has tong of snow on its South edge. At that point, the views are fully opened to the South with Mt Scott and Mt McLoughlin in plain sight. After rounding the crater, the trails switches-back to the false summit and the first sweeping views East and West as well as the spine to the true summit to the North.

The spine leading to the summit is the only section of the hike that is a bit 'technical". A few "gendarmes" stand on the way and the trail follows their Western (left) edge at the top of steep and long scree fields. A bit of caution here and there in that section can avoid bad surprises. This is also where the second main feature of the hike awaits you: a window in the "gendarme" face that frames Thielsen and Diamond Lake in dramatic fashion.

Past the last gendarme, the trail gently edges up toward the true summit (no marker, no summit register as of 9/2016). Continue a short .1 mile further and slightly down and get an unobstructed view of Diamond Lake and Thielsen. The horizon was a bit cloudy to the North when I was at the summit, but on a good day you should be able to see Diamond Peak and the Sisters.

Bottom line: if you can start from the upper trailhead, climbing Mt Bailey is a must from the efforts to rewards ratio.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It is a beautiful waterfall. The first part of the trail has a lot of rocks so it is easy to twist an ankle. There were several trees down across the trail that you either had to climb over or crawl under. I hiked it with my dog.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Breathtaking scenery....long drive to parking area at trail head....TONS of mosquitos late May/early June...bring bug repellent!!!!! ❤️ the hike and views

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

If it wasn't for the AWFUL mosquitoes, I would of loved this hike! The trail and the lake were beautiful, but the mosquitoes made it miserable! I wore long sleeve and pants and they were biting through my clothes, and all over my hands! A section of the trail was extremely muddy, so wear appropriate shoes.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

The lake was beautiful but the mosquitoes were obnoxious. There were swarms everywhere and even moving around I got bitten 15 times. When we got down to the lake there were less but they were still there. I would advise to put the repellent on before you leave your house and to also protect your dogs as the bugs were all over them too. The trail around the lake was muddy so wear appropriate shoes.

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The waterfall and the little cascades along the way were gorgeous! The heat was a lot of handle (bring lots of water--stay hydrated), and the mosquitoes were out to kill. We ran out of bug spray between the three of us applying and reapplying! (Bring more bug spray!) Other than the heat and the blood suckers, it was a beautiful hike with a beautiful reward! We approached from the top of the falls. Next time we will approach from the bottom if we can ever find Thorn Prairie Road (or whatever it's called)! (Also, don't forget the sunblock!)

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

The mosquito's are really bad here. Even with repellant, they were attacking. Short 1.25 mile hike to the first lake and maybe another .25 mile to the second lake. The lake was beautiful. It was perfect to swim in.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

sweet....the mosquitoes are crazy

hiking
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Awesome

hiking
Thursday, July 30, 2015

These lakes have been trashed. There are cigs on the trail. There are cans in every fire ring. TP is everywhere. I would hesitate to use any of the pit toilets. On a weekday nearly every developed campsite was taken. It is too close to the trailhead so it is over used. The lakes are pretty and the sights along the trail are lovely.

on Twin Lakes Trail

Sunday, February 01, 2015

This was a beautiful hike on 1/31/15 with views of snow capped Mt. Bailey and Mt. Thielsen to the south and Diamond Peak to the North.

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