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Crazy 360 views of distant mountains, lava rocks, and forest. Observatory made of lava rock and the trails are short and easy.

Hike for any level hiker! Beautiful waterfall that you can hike right to the base of the fall for spectacular photos.

Amazing trail.

long hike up a mountain to see a tree. Not worth it we were very disappointed the sign says 1.4 miles but was much longer..will not do it again.

We were amazed by the clear blue waters of the river not to mention the beauty of Sahalie Falls. We absolutely loved it!! We definitely would hike it again next time we are in the area. :)

A little muddy but no problem. Lots of sun and good distant views in the mid-morning.

Nice, friendly trail. No bugs today.

great little hike. made it up right at sunset. the trail is well maintained enough to make it most the way back in the dark. very nice and easily accessible

New route to Butte Creek Falls (courtesy of ODF):
- Drive to Scotts Mills, Oregon

- In downtown Scotts Mills, near the post office, turn left (east) onto Maple Grove Road

- From Maple Grove Road, turn south onto Sawtell Road until you reach the end of the pavement which will then turn briefly to Family Camp Road and then to the Butte Creek Mainline

Coordinates: N44 55.257, W122 30.671


Gorgeous trail. Mild elevation gains with a couple of steep spots. The trail follows the river almost the entire way. The lake was pretty drawn down, can’t wait to try again in the spring when it’s full again.

1 day ago

easy enough. wanted to test this one out a few months after back surgery and it was easy to get through it.
enjoyed the scenery.

what a great walk.. it has some residential streets and very beautiful trees and river views..

Great, well defined trail. Spectacular views of Crater Lake. It was challenging due to the elevation but there were plenty of view points to stop and rest. We did this in September and the weather was clear and cool. Highly recommend this trail!


Really great view of the hills. Went towards dusk and the sunset view was amazing.

Fun trail. Short jaunt into a blue canyon. The signage at the trailhead says it takes an hour, but is actually much quicker.

I’ve hiked to the falls 3 times now, never been disappointed. Go in early September for less snow, more wildlife/LESS MOSQUITOS!

Great hike. There are certain steep bits but overall it isn’t too bad. The end of the hike marked on the map is nice, but if you want great views continue along the unmaintained trail along the ridge. There’s spectacular views of broken top and no name lake at broken foot an additional 1.5-2 miles further.

The lake is suuuuuuuuuper low right now but still very pretty. Perfect hike for my family (which includes a moody 4 year old). Excited to go back when there’s more water. Trail is empty. Only ran into one other person.

Wow! Here's one that makes you work for it! The trail is steep and at high elevation, so expect to need to stop for breathers if you're not used to either. However, the views make it all worth it. It's not a long trail, is well defined and easy to follow. As you get closer to the lake, you realize the magnitude of your surroundings. We saw someone camping on the far shore and could barely make them out they were so far away. This area is so special and otherworldly. I highly recommend the hike. P.S. It was super windy and cold when we were there in mid-September. It even started to snow on our way back around the loop road. So prepare for adverse weather conditions no matter the time of year.

Good hike. Unfortunately when we were there the smoke was blocking the views of Mt. Hood. The lake is beautiful however and it was warm enough to jump in and swim. Really easy hike as well. Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists.

2 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike to a stunning, cascading waterfall. probably best to AVOID WHEN RAINING you have to cross a river and The logs get very slippery....slipped and sprained my ankle...but,still worth it! Lol

The PCT section follows easy rolling terrain for 3.5 miles to the cairn marking the left turn up the North ridge route. The trail gives way to a moderate scramble a mile or so up the ridge. The summit block rises about 450’ from the ridge. The 3 pitch climb requires technical climbing ability and equipment. Great views! A climbers trail descends 1400’ across the steep scree field on the west face to the PCT for a 5 mile hike back to TH. Or you can descend along the ridge route the way you came up. Make sure to have plenty of light because the ridge route is sketchier downhill than on the way up. No water along the route

First three miles are a climb at about a twelve to fifteen percent grade, scramble starts on the last mile, the last seventy feet are the climb and if you're lucky and there's a ripe someone who's climbing it that day lets you use, you're in luck. Best hike of my life. Tough. But so good. Bring layers and something for your skin for the windburn! Last mile is exposure central!

Fantastic hike with one amazing falls after another.

great trail for kids and dogs

mountain biking
2 days ago

Squaw lake is a gem. Trails are wide so whole family could ride around together or enough room to share with others. There were a couple of rope swings to jump in the lake for a refreshing swim. We swam with fish and skipped rocks. Definitely going back again.

If you stay to the right and follow the white dots, drawn arrows and pink trail markers when you get into the ridge line, the trail is somewhat easy to stay on. It is super easy to take a wrong turn and end up off trail, so pay attention! Amazing views at the peak! If you don’t like climbing rocks/boulders and scrambling straight up, this trail is not for you!

Also: there is a $5 mandatory parking fee! Wish I would have known this ahead of time!

2 days ago

Did this hike trying to increase my miles to see what I am comfortable with doing. I definitely want to come back to camp

2 days ago

I never get tired of this trail, it changes with the seasons. The Vine Maple is turning red now and there are a few wildflowers still blooming.

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