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

hiking
10 hours ago

Love it and the view is amazing! I made the mistake of going without having eaten (hypoglycemic) and got lightheaded and a bit sick with the elevation increase. It's not an easy trail but it is not at all impossible. Beautiful!

lots of stumble bumps. watch out for posin oak

Trail was overgrown and it felt like I needed a machete to just walk. We got lost because we couldn't see where the trail led, not to mention all the spider webs. The water at the end wasn't really much to see in person, I wouldn't really call it a beach. I doubt I'll be back, this place is lightly trafficked for a reason.

hiking
12 hours ago

Crazy rock formations abound. Easy hike.

birding
12 hours ago

good for spotting wildflower's

Great hike! Though, I would rate this as moderate instead of easy.

Beautiful and easy. Love it.

Like Multnomah Falls, it’s a 5 star waterfall, but is diminished by the absurd amount of people that will be there.

The waterfall itself is magnificent, and the bridge adds a unique vantage point and looks pretty cool in photos too. I gave it 3 stars because unless you come super early or super late, you’re going to be with hundreds of other people. If you can manage to come when there’s little to no crowds, it’s easily a 5 star waterfall.

hiking
15 hours ago

great trail for taking kids and dogs on! View at the end is incredible

nature trips
16 hours ago

Absolutely serene, gorgeous, and amazing. Great trail, lots to see, songbirds, and amazing water sights and sounds.

Amazing views!! Just need to be careful with sneaky waves and watch your steps.

hiking
18 hours ago

loved this hike!! First time on this trail brought my 5 year old and 2 year old. It was nice to be able to put my 2 year old down for majority of the hike. They only big issue I ran in to was where the map states where the trail head is. spent half an hour walking around with my kids before giving up and just going to mill creek. luckily Mill creek has a giant map that showed us where it was at. So if you go there it's about a mile after the bridge heading into town on Mill Creek Rd. Not at the bridge where this map has it marked.

We started at the fish hatchery and walked towards the trailhead and back again. Total of 5 miles. It was amazing!

19 hours ago

It's a nice walking path, very easy, good for a jog or short walk.

Not a long hike but a challenging one. Bring lots of water...

hiking
22 hours ago

Great trail to the lake. You'll have to climb over a few logs and go off trail a bit if you want to get to the river mouth but if you're comfortable with that it's well worth it.

There are a few spots to backpack camp but they are pretty close to the trail which seems to be pretty busy, so I'm not sure I would recommend it if you're looking for privacy.

This is a great walk to do with young teens and people new to hiking. It’s not too long and there is elevation to get your heart rate up for anyone wanting a challenge. The view is spectacular and there are places to rest and have lunch. I cannot wait to bring more family members to enjoy this hike with.

Easy hike over beautifully maintained trail system. This park was created during depression days by the CCC and WPA programs. Cool history and awesome terrain. Fairly heavily traveled but no bikes or dogs. A real pleasure.

Nice way to see ferns and Oregon grapes up close

Fantastic hike. A little challenging, but great.

Beautiful easy and short

hiking
1 day ago

Absolutely beautiful! This hike was so fun! Even though it was super Smokey and I couldn’t see very far it didn’t matter. I love every part of this hike. Finding the cave was like finding and oasis in the desert..., a much appreciated cool reprieve from the heat. Beautiful views of Mt Jefferson. Perfect length and difficulty level. Just watch your feet on the rocks and roots during the first half or so. Easy drive to the trail. Some gravel road but doable in any car.

Pleasant hike but very crowded. The drive up after turning off the highway was quite a bit longer than I expected and very winding, with some potholes and most of it being single lane it was a little nerve wracking for me. I arrived right after 11am on a Thursday and the lot was completely full. About ten cars showed up right behind me and all just parked along the side of the road. Seems to be one of our local “hotspots” with need for permits in the near future. Bathrooms at the parking lot were indescribably filthy. I’m a nurse and I dry heaved... then practically bathed in hand sani. Would not recommend for a peaceful, quiet hike through nature due to the crowding. Great hike to go be out with friends/family, it’s not super hard, the bridge was cool, and some people were swimming around the waterfall at the end.

The trail is miles up the road from the park. You keep driving along the road until it turns to gravel and then I followed my gps through the turns. If you put in butte creek falls into your gps it will take you there. Don’t try to go this time of year though because the white gate is closed and you can’t drive down. Currently it says no motor vehicles but if you wanted to park and hike down a few miles to the trail head you could do this. Not sure when it opens back up but I went in late June and it was open to drive down to the trailhead. It’s not a long hike once there but the falls are breathtaking and quick to get to. There are two waterfalls at this location.

As advertised, but if you do the complete loop. It is closer to 3.0 miles around the perimeter. Well maintained and a good trail for everyone.

paddle sports
2 days ago

Took us about 5 hours, taking our time. Little to no current when we went early in the day. Lots of log snags and dam portage, which added to the fun. Saw the river otters and lots of egrets, ospreys, and kingfishers. Really a relaxing float.

good for kids. cool tree.

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