Explore the most popular paddle sports 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.

lots of interconnecting tails can make this a good day hike. I'm fond of the cows on the way in.

Trillium use to be something of beauty.
Although the view will always be there..
The lake sticks&full of endless dead fish.
There's plenty of trash laying all about.
Disrespectful.
Besides being so heavy in traffic-any of the multiple lakes with less crowds will suit better!

Easy walk. Great Ocean views. Ocean cave

Enjoyed the hike.

Parts of it were absolutely beautiful. But it was hard to tell how to stay on the trail at times- and it went through a campground part way which was strange.

nature trips
3 days ago

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

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.

paddle sports
5 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.

We went to where the map shows, namely between 4th and 5th on Crooked Finger Road. There is a very neat and clean park there but no indication of any trail. We asked two locals where the trail head was and were told that there isn't one at this location. The site needs to update their info.

Veda and Mirror are preferable to Trillium Lake. Crowds are awful. Trail is in utter disrepair. Signage sucks. It was overcast, therefore views of Mount Hood were non-existent.

To call this a hike would be a bit of an exaggeration. Went on a Sunday in August and it was so packed it took us about 10 minutes to find a parking spot. Entire lake was full of people on floaties and kayaks and paddle boards, all of the beaches were loaded with people... Just not the place to be if you're looking for a peaceful hike. That being said, if being at a busy beach is your scene, it was a beautiful beach with an incredible view of Mt. Hood, but it wasn't my thing.

Beautiful waterfalls!!

great place to get away from town. it's a little weird because you cross private land before you get to the actual hiking area. Dont let the odd start fool you, this is a great area to relax and be away from the hustle and bustle of living in the city. This is a wonderful place to bring a dog as well. just please be respect and pick up the poop bags. On my last trip back I hauled in four bags left by others. please don't let the select few ruin these places for everyone

Great hike but hit it early to avoid congestion.

First of all it was really busy. Much busier than expected as it’s described as moderately trafficked. It was really confusing figuring out where the trail started as you walk right down into the waterfall from Alsea Falls. We ended up doing the Green Peaks Trail which was okay. The signage was better once on the trails but overall we didn’t enough it near as much as most others.

wish u had read the reviews could not find a trail very busy place with people in the river and picnics

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike around a beautiful clear lake. A bit rocky around the back side in bits but very doable. Definitely longer than 5 miles stated on the app. We clocked around 6.5 miles.

easy trail walk next to cows also

This was a great short hike, easy for all

Great place to train that is conveniently located to west side communities in the Portland area. If you are hiking, keep an ear out for mountain bikers. Early morning is the best time to hike - the lake is still quiet with mostly fisherman and a few kayakers. Later in the day the tranquility is broken by jet skies and party boats. I have done this route twice in the last month and my Garmin showed 14.5 miles.

Beautiful trial! Go in the early morning so you could enjoy the scenery more before you need to return down to wallowa.

on Sweet Creek Trail

walking
16 days ago

Beautiful!

walking
18 days ago

Perfect for the hot day!

Hidden gem. Stand near the channel marker and yell- amazing echo off the far river walls.

Beautiful hike. I would suggest getting there by 10 am to beat the crowds. This time of year it was dried up quite a bit so the waterfàlls don't look as powerful. Next time I will go at the very beginning of Sumner.

walking
21 days ago

Nice short walk, right on the river. Not well defined paths due to the river level fluctuations. Not much parking either.

walking
22 days ago

Come here all the time. A beautiful long walk.

This was a nice trail, we started at Tumalo Creek trail and arrived st the visitors parking area to a great view of falls from a distance. I was tired but wanted to get closer and possibly underneath but didn’t do it. Hopefully before we leave I’d like to get to the visitor area on top of falls!

nice easy hike. fun for the whole family

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