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




nature trips



dogs on leash

wild flowers


mountain biking


trail running





Mt Hood, Oregon Map

Favorite waterfall in the Mt.Hood NF. Typically short easy trail


First 1/4 mi of trail was clear with spots of thick very slick mud. 1/4 way in trail turns to solid black ice...spikes are needed!

Found pair of shoes at trailhead mens size 9. So if they are yours I have them!

Couldn’t complete because of the ice. Recommend spikes for your boots. Very dangerous with cliffs and ice. Will come back and try it with better traction.

Amazing hike I loved it. Some parts were treacherous because they were covered in ice and I did not have the right shoes on-- I had my converses. But I was determined to get to the falls and crawled my way through the hard parts. I suggest you bring some sort of traction for your feet you won't get far with out it!

a must do. I love this hike. It's a great weekend hike. 2 19 mile days aren't that bad if you go ultralight. so many waterfalls. paint brush and other wildflowers are plentiful. trail is in great shape.

10 days ago

I was here last weekend with my family and we had a great time! It’s definitely a super easy trail and it doesn’t have the best views, but if you’re looking for a basic snowshoeing trail - this is the one!

I had two very painful falls coming back down, but did not have crampons. I went yesterday, definitely have the correct shoes with crampons!

Definitely grab your mini spikes for this one right now! The last mile and a half is practically an ice skating rink. It’s fun, but there are some precarious edges you wouldn’t want to slip and fall down.

Great winter hike (12/31/17). If you go on a day below freezing without recent snow cover, then crampons are your best friend. People without them were crawling and sliding as most of the trail is very icy.

17 days ago

This was an awesome hike (10/27/17). Mix of everything you could want in a short PNW trail. Waterfall was gorgeous; the rocks are very slippery and you need to climb a little, but you can get behind the falls too. A small landslide of rocks was in the middle, but you can easily get through it.

This was a hard hike, and it was so worth it!!

Absolutely beautiful!! Short and sweet. Easy river trail, with snow falling from the trees which made the view and experience spectacular. There were many snowshoers on the trail, but regular hiking boots worked just fine without spikes or crampons. Our dog loved this trail and there were many other friendly pups out! Naturally, it was icy closer to the falls so please approach with care.

One of the most breathtaking hikes I’ve ever done!! However it was very icy due in regular hiking boots with the recent snowfall last weekend (definitely wear crampons if you have them!) The waterfalls were crystal clear and beautiful. Totally worth the adrenaline rush while sliding around!! ☺️

Beautiful hike in the snow!! Lots of people with snowshoes but what you really need right now are some ice spikes!! My girlfriend and I did it in hiking boots but there were some sketchy parts and a fair amount of sliding. All worth it though, amazing fall at the end of it! We’ll do it again in the summer and get behind the fall and swim!

Not much snow or ice yet. I was fine with normal boots.

To continue on to Lookout Mountain at the Gumjuac/Divide junction, take the trail farthest to the left (not the road). It's the only trail at the junction that does NOT have a sign. Spectacular 360 view on top of Lookout Mtn.

Very good trail markings. Essentially no snow. We went behind the waterfall and had a snack. It was awesome.

One of my most favorite hikes ever. Beautiful forest trail leading up to a definitely worth it waterfall.

Really liked this run. Starts out very steep, with a bunch of switchbacks. After the first half mile it is a nice rolling trail.

The fallen trees have all been cleared. The trail is in great shape. I ran the trail on Monday afternoon and did not see a single other person. The tail is maintained by a bike club so expect to see mountain bikers.

i love this trail.

lots of snow and ice. you need poles and yak trax on your shoes. the falls is beautiful and worth the trip in.

if you are prepared this is a fun hike. It is not runable.

Great views on a clear day. It was my first snowshoe of the season, so it was a good challenge

Load More