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

So, I drove 4 hours to see this majestic little piece of paridise to find....HOMELESS CAMPS! I counted 6 within a half mile from the parking area. The parking area is right on the main road, which is convenient, if you want your car broke into. There was trash everywhere, and people racing up and down the road. This is sickening.

Went on hike to b Big Tree. Good hike beautiful forest. about 2.5 miles.

Was t able to reach the trail due to fire concerns and logging trucks on a one vehicle road.

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23 days ago

Beautiful views. Views from the top are stunning.

I would not recommend turning on Rock Creek. Go into Powers and GPS will reroute you. About 10 minutes past Rock Creek on 42.

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2 months ago

This is not an easy trail. If you are not agile and long legged, you are in for trouble. Some of the "steps" are too tall for most average person. Yes, the falls are fantastic, but go understanding the terrain. The last step is a knee killer.

Husband and I stumbled upon this trail and it was fantastic can’t wait to go again!

5 months ago

One of my favorite hikes!

Gorgeous views!!! Easy hike. Bring water, phone or camera. And maybe a blanket to spread out if you want to hang out just to just soak it all in (highly recommended)

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10 months ago

Beautiful hike. Opposite of most because to get to the falls you are climbing down and to get back to the trail head you climb up. It is steep, I found myself struggling a bit at the end as I was climbing uphill. The views were definitely worth it though! Great waterfall and if you are feeling more adventurous you can wander to the second or even third tier of the falls. Its a difficult climb to get to the very top, so if it is rainy/wet or you are just not super confident I would stick with the first or second tier. I did this hike with friends and our combined 3 dogs (2 shiatsu's and a Siberian husky) and they all handled it like a champ.

on Elk Creek Falls Trail

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10 months ago

Short and sweet hike! This was one of our stops along the way to the hanging rock hike. The forest is beautiful and you get to the waterfall in no time on this one. It's quite easy to go off the beaten path at the end to explore the waterfall closer too.

on Hanging Rock Trail

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10 months ago

Although the roads are in rough condition to get to the trail head (mainly just the last couple miles), the hike was completely worth the trek. First I recommend stopping along the way to the various waterfall viewpoints the park offers. The hanging rock trail itself is in good condition and leads you through a forest where a fire came through in the early 2000's so some of the older growth still has char marks on the base, which is cool to look at. The path is a reasonably steep climb, so if you are coming with kids prepare for some pit stops along the way to catch your breath. Once you get to the top the view is phenomenal. If heights don't bother you carefully go onto hanging rock because the viewpoint is one of a kind for such a short hike. Regarding the roads, we went with friends and we both had Subaru foresters - if possible I recommend a suv type vehicle. If that's not possible you can feel it out or find a place to park on the shoulder of the road farther down. Make sure you do that before the road gets too narrow, otherwise cars won't be able to get around you. The biggest problem with the road is huge divots and uneven surface.

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Seemed much shorter and not as steep as I thought from description. We only registered 40ft elevation change. Maybe the described elevation was to the big tree. We only went to the falls. They were beautiful!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Awesome Trail, amazing views, clear path and well kept. The drive there on the NFD roads are another story. Not a terrible drive but some crazy roads, luckily I had nobody coming the opposite way or else you are in a bad spot. Highly Recommend.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Nice little (short) hike off the main road. Hike up the adjacent trail to look at the big cedar first, then look at the falls on the way back down

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful area!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful waterfall! it has an upper and lower we scrambled to the upper and was not disappointed!

Beautiful falls! Short but steep hike. Trail gets a bit washed out near the bottom but it's still worth it to crawl out closer to the water.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

This place is amazing! Easy hike with stunning views! I don't have an issue with heights normally but crawling out on this rock gave me some. Pretty freaky.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Steep, but worth it for the falls at the bottom.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

One of our favorite hikes, beautiful views!

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Says it's at a rating of easy kid friendly I was packing my 22 month old in a pack it was a little sketchy in places very wet muddy but a beautiful hike on a Sunday in first part of April the water flow was very impressive beautiful hike

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Beautiful setting extremely easy hike

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

great

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Went after a heavy rainfall in December and the falls were a raging, thunderous torrent. Very impressive.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

The trail was clean and easy to follow. My family enjoyed it.

Friday, June 19, 2015

This hike is not 1 mile. I would guess it's closer to a tenth of a mile from the trail head to the falls. Beautiful area. I do not recommend driving the back logging roads like we dogs to get there though.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

This is a very short trail, probably less than .25 miles. It leads to a view of the waterfall, a bench, and a picnic table.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I really liked this hike. Getting to the trailhead was half the fun. My GPS took me on some out of the way tracks to get me to the trailhead. I advise looking at a recent TOPO map of the maze or roads traversing the immediate area just to get you safely to the hike's beginning. Add to that the recent forest fires in Oregon that swept right through this area had me driving through "road closed" signs to get to the trailhead. However, the recent rains had extinguished all but one small blaze that can be seen from my photos at the top. I ran into not one other human being on the trail or the twenty five mile drive to the trailhead. The hike is pretty much straight up taking you through a lower forested area that burned in 2005. Up the trail from that is exposed on loose rock and shale but not a problem if you have the proper hiking boots. On the far side of the mountain the trail then becomes shaded in old growth trees and is dark and wooded. Night and day from the previous half mile. As you reach the top the trail becomes exposed again. At the top is the remnants of an old fire lookout and a plaque commemorating the naming of the mountain. There is also a geocache container. Absolutely no services so bring plenty of water. Our little dog enjoyed the trek as well

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nice trail with excellent views from the top (every snow capped mountain from Shasta down south to Hood up north). Start early in the day and enjoy the hike. You will walk through various interesting ecosystems as you ascend. Fire scarred terrain for much of the walk and some easily displaced shale, watch your step going up and down. Pretty demanding over much of the trail and significant winds at the peak. No services, no water. Pack it in, pack it out. The road in winter is not maintained and will most likely be impassible. Not suggested during winter months.

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