Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Did 5/21 - unfortunately wasn’t able to do the whole loop. I took the counter clockwise way up via elk. Trail was very snowy! Not sure what I expected. Either way I made it up to the top but once I started my way down on the loop there was way too much snow. I tried to follow the faint tracks left in the snow but eventually my feet sunk in about a foot deep one too many times along with the stress of trying to stay on the trail so I turned around. Maybe wait a month or two for some more snow to melt? The views were gorgeous at the top though! And I saw one other hiker the whole time. Would love to do the loop by even the out and back was great. Definitely broke a sweat but not too challenging physically.

Wonderful hike, nice and shady, and going on a weekday makes for a not too crowded adventure. One of my favorites with an amazing waterfall!

Beautiful little hike along a river to spectacular falls. I’d love to go again on a week day, the trail was very crowded.

Went yesterday. Was a good hike and a AWESOME waterfall! Very busy .Phone track said 4 Miles round trip.

Absolutely beautiful trail - there were many spots for photo ops, and the waterfall is stunning.

It’s a good early season hike.

Well maintained, moderate trail. Beautiful views all the way to the end. Two bridges, lots of great photo ops. Loved every minute of it.

nature trips
24 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Thought it was an easy walk with beautiful scenery. I got really close to the waterfall and was soaking wet. So worth it. Felt so alive!!! We went in April it was perfect. Sunny and 70 degrees. Shoes like chacos are perfect for this hike. I recommend going back the same way you came. We went the other way on Polalie to check it out when we left, and we didn’t like it as much. Trail was not as pretty, narrow, and felt like a bear was going to come at any moment lol. Have fun

A nice easy trail with a great pay off.

hiking
26 days ago

The trail was nicely groomed. There were a few spots near the Falls we got a little confused as to where the trail was. Our two dogs managed the trail and had so much fun.

on Tamanawas Falls Trail

hiking
26 days ago

Moderate trail with some larger rocks to scale. Busy on a spring week day. Waterfall was worth the work. Poorly marked at parts but “temporary” paper yellow signs marked the trail at times.

22 April
No snow on the trail. My wife and I were able to hike up with our infant son with no problems. I was able to get behind falls as well.
Our phone had it at 4+ miles round trip, and the signs along the trail indicate it is just over 2 miles one way, so be ready for a bit longer than 3.3 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

BEAUTIFUL waterfall!

absolutely amazing, pretty grueling at the very end, but absolutely worth it

Definitely worth the work for a short trip. Ice in quite a few spots still but easy to manage with just boots. Can't wait to try this one again after the snow and be able to get behind the falls.

It is a fun trail, but there is a split right at the trail head with no clear marking as to which way to go. We went to the right and the trail quickly disappeared after about a mile. Once we were in the correct trail there are a couple spot for great views and a nice spot to eat lunch with a view of Mt. Hood.

hiking
1 month ago

Snow covered forest trail following the water and an amazing falls at the end. Beautiful!

Super pretty hike. The entire trail was covered in hard packed snow and some ice. Boots chains and poles for the win!

hiking
2 months ago

Went this weekend. It was amazing. 3/17/18 it was snowy still, slippery in some places. Be careful, but otherwise wonderful!

Short easy hike. Very crowded. Amazing waterfall. In order to enjoy this hike, snow spikes or hiking boots for icy and snowy surface is required. In my opinion, snowshoes are a little bit overkill.

Really a gorgeous hike. Snow was covering the trail so leave your nikes at home and hike with good traction shoes. Spectacular view at the end of this trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike. Lots of great people and friendly pups along the way. Snow was covering the trail, good shoes with adequate traction or shoe spikes would be a wise choice. Not deep enough for snowshoes.

hiking
3 months ago

Hike is pretty great for views of Mt. Hood. On you way to the trail head, look for signs for Oak Ridge trail as Bald Butte is the end destination look out point.

Hiked this 2/9/18- hard snow-pack on the trail most of the way. Brought snow shoes but never used them. Did use yak-traks. Astounding views and quite windy at 7400’. Brings lots of calories cuz you will the fuel...saw a few skiers, climbers, backpackers but overall it was quite serene. Started at 0840, and ended at 1530. The trek back was extremely slick-almost fell many times. We clocked 11 Miles round trip and almost made it to the top of the spur, but it was just too icy.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great hike. Treacherous without traction. Snow melt bogs at some points, but can be walked around.

Fun trail, super snowy day. We tried to take the Newton Creek trail up to Timberline Trail, but it was too difficult walking on the steep grade of the last mile of trail.

hiking
4 months ago

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

1/14/18-

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

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