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

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike! Beautiful waterfall!! Did this 3/24/19 and was happy to have my spikes:)

hiking
snow
2 days ago

I hiked this last weekend on 3/17 and it was beautiful. I was so glad I brought snowshoes with me and used them for a few parts of the trail, maybe 10 mins total. It was pretty icy at times since it was the morning, around 10a. Most people had spikes. Also definitely recommend poles. Great hike with those!

snowshoeing
snow
4 days ago

It was absolutely gorgeous there today. We had hiking boots and trekking poles. It was doable, but spikes would have made it much more enjoyable in parts. It was very slick in parts. In fact I found it easier to slide down on my butt in parts. Worth the view!

hiking
9 days ago

Would recommend spikes. Doable without but easier with. View was awesome!

hiking
rocky
snow
14 days ago

hiking
snow
15 days ago

hiking
snow
15 days ago

Amazing views & challenging moderate hike! 2 cool bridges & breath taking falls. Not too busy on weekends with tourists as well. Bring spikes over your shoes for the snow.

hiking
snow
15 days ago

hiking
snow
16 days ago

Straight shot, no switchbacks. Great views of Helens, Rainier, Adams and Hood on a clear day. Bring your split board or skis!

my favorite hike out of all of the hikes we did while at Mt. Hood! We did it at sunset and had the privilege of privacy! Absolutely gorgeous! August of 2016

3/2/19. My favorite hike in Oregon to date! The snow was absolutely stunning and the falls were fantastic. I hiked in boots, no snow shoes or spikes and I was fine! I got a late start around 4pm and made it back to my car by 6 right before dark and my dog and I were the only ones there, it was amazing. Highly recommend this beautiful winter hike!

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful hike! A little slippery in some spots but nothing bad and 100 percent worth it.

Beautiful winter hike. Falls were partially frozen.

snowshoeing
off trail
29 days ago

I couldn’t find the trail in the snow. I got to the start and followed it for awhile (according to gps), but never saw any trail markers. Once at the bridge under Unbrella Falls, there were some marked and wore down snowshoe trails. I switched my plan to just follow that for awhile and it was lovely. The snow was perfect. I do wish there were markers on the trees for winter trips.

hiking
snow
29 days ago

snowshoeing
29 days ago

An excellent snowshoe trail later in the season. We enjoy the snowy river crossings and the heavily laden trees. beware of "floomps!" (our term for snow falling from trees straight down your neck) The Elk Meadow hut was neat, walls had been bolstered with snow blocks.

snowshoeing
30 days ago

We hiked on this trail yesterday. We used hiking shoes only no snowshoe and it was ok. Trail condition are excellent and it is easy to hike. Coming back there were some rough patches but manageable. Fall is not completely frozen but there are big icicles near Falls. Falls looks very beautiful and weather was perfect.

cross country skiing
blowdown
1 month ago

This is a great loop in the Mount Hood Forest. The trails a maintained be a group and the ask for a donation to help defray costs. Well worth it.

Wonderful trail for a shorter hike. Some areas are a little slippery, so yaktrax or similar could be useful. Waterfall views are pretty amazing. Not very crowded during midweek.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

trail is in perfect condition right now. (2/18) Enough fluffy snow to make it not slippery but not enough that you need snowshoes. (they are Overkill on this hike!!!) took poles and yack Trax with but probably would have been fine with just boots. If it doesn't get any new snow in the next week it will quickly get slick. Traction and poles are recommended!

hiking
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
snow
1 month ago

You need microspikes during the winter. Snowshoes are not appropriate for this trail because of the uneven icy rocky terrain. The trail is extremely icy and you can fall and seriously get hurt if you are not properly prepared.

hiking
muddy
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful hike even on a cloudy foggy day. I’ve hiked a lot of the harder hikes in Bend and I would rate this moderate/difficult. It’s steep for the first 2.5 miles and goes up and down steep hills to the top of Bald Butte. Good work out and want to come back on a clear day.

on Tilly Jane Trail

hiking
1 month ago

icy, no snow in some places, beautiful views of WA peaks on the way down.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Today started out clear and then the clouds rolled in. From left to right views of Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, and Mt Adams. It came in at just over 10 miles and just under 3,000 elevation gain. Snow in places, micro-spikes a good idea. Sunset would be amazing behind Mt Hood on a clear evening. Backpacking would be good here as well, no water. There is a road system to the top, but I think you would need a Jeep to get to the top.

This is a beautiful hike! We went today, and you definitely want traction gear for your shoes. Most of the trail is extremely slick from packed ice. We had ice cleats that we put on our boots and they worked wonderfully. And going on a Thursday (later in the day) we only saw one other couple as they were leaving. The rest of the time we had the trail to ourselves.

Great trail! My son and I are beginners but five right into this one! I read some reviews and brought some traction for our shoes and used a trek stick. It was very slippery and many parts were iced over. Gorgeous views and very steep climbs at times. Would not recommend if not prepared. Worth every effort to get to the end though!

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