Looking for a great trail near Rhododendron, Oregon? AllTrails has 29 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Guy W. Talbot State Park or Beacon Rock State Park, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 18 hard trails in Rhododendron ranging from 4 to 31.7 miles and from 1,187 to 7,837 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
muddy
scramble
snow
washed out
9 days ago

Super fun beautiful trail. At the start of January it was empty. Difficulty level moderate though first 0.7 miles moderate/hard. This is because with the snow fall higher up, the path changes into a running stream. The trail also changes into really deep pools of water and you need to work hard to make your way around them. It's easy to give up what with the soaked and slipper forest bed and all the water. But if you push on it's worth it. Higher up the snow really starts. A lot of it is slush snow so be prepared to get wet. But my wife and dog and I really enjoyed this somewhat challenging hike. We parked our car next to the closed gate to the camp and did not walk across it but walked another back road to the start of the trail, following the map in the All Trails app. Finding the trail start was easy peasy. We'll come back for summer walk! Oh and the Still Creek is beautiful.

hiking
18 days ago

this hike was simple, but the waterfall at the end was totally worth it. we got a little lost at some point in the trail, but found our way back to the main trail quickly. we loved it.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
18 days ago

Went up to the Sandy Ice glacier. This route in the winter is heavy. I’d recommend snowshoes in ur pack and some crampons with an ice axe. The hills to the south of McNeil point are very rough. I do not recommend going without rope in the winter and a beacon. McNeil point is a great view. The stone shelter isn’t very protective against heavy winds. It’s an okay spot for a fire for two people comfortably

Gate closed for winter. Trailhead is 2 miles from gate (according to google), 4 miles added to the round trip. This is a very low impact hike, it is a nice walk through the woods and by the river. Looked really nice with the snow falling. You will have to cross the river on a log, with some smaller logs put in place as a 'hand rail'. Took about 4 1/2 hours with goofing off (snowmen/snowballs/pictures).

Fun and easy hike. I completed this past Sunday. Bridge is closed so you have to hike at least a mile until the Ramona Falls trailhead. it's mostly flat until you cross the creek and go right at the loop. if you're running low on time or patience, then I suggest you take the left side of the loop to the falls and back. you'll see a rocky cliff which looks cool. If you take the right side, then you'll be hiking along the creek and gain some elevation. my favorite part of the hike was being able to hear the falls as I approached without actually seeing it. it's a little, hidden gem.

hiking
muddy
off trail
19 days ago

Great trail along the river. Quite a few down trees, so you will have to hop over them, and toss the dog(s) over as well. Had to stop and turn around due to a heavily flowing creek we were unable to cross at this time.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
muddy
rocky
scramble
20 days ago

Just gorgeous! I’d hiked this trail before starting at the first trailhead you come to once you turn off 26, and that section is lovely with lots of swarths or old growth forest, you barely notice you’re following parallel not far from the forest road. This time we started at the trailhead farther down the road. It was a gorgeous day and the trail provided stunning views and sections of green tunnel thru the forest. Would like to go back again and hike out even farther! Trail gets popular so the earlier you go the better, though since there’s so many trail head options to hop on the trail you should be able to find parking whenever!

Muddy in some spots, but overall trail in good condition. My puppy and I only went from the parking lot to the wilderness permit checkpoint (about 2.5 mi in) and had no issues. Fortunately did not see any traces of wild life though there was a poster for a recent cougar sighting at the trailhead. Surprisingly decent amount of hikers for it being Christmas Day. Great hike that we’ll be back to do many times.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is super fun and relatively easy. I will warn you (as the description says) there is no longer a bridge to cross the river so you have to balance on some fallen trees. Don’t bring your dogs or small children!

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Strenuous but in a fun way. Beautiful views on top. Only downside is that you can hear the highway for the first (and last 2 miles or so) which really takes away from the wilderness experience

hiking
snow
1 month ago

We did this hike on thanksgiving day. There was lot of snow but it was a beautiful hike to the waterfall. You will need good pair of water proof hiking boots for this train. Snow pockets gets deep as you go higher up. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike Saturday, November 23rd. This was like the last nice day before all the snow hit. There were about 10 cars in the “lot” when I arrived at 11am but the trail didn’t seem crowded at all. There were lots of obstructed views of Hood for the first half mile or so. Got to see Mt Adams too which was awesome. The first awesome view of Hood is about 1.7 miles in. When I got to the trail map when all the trails split I didn’t know which trail to take for “Bald Mountain” so I opted for the Muddy Fork one since the app map looked to go that way. The Top Spur one was my other choice but I wasn’t going to do both. The Muddy Fork trail just kept going and the views were amazing but I stopped once I hit about 4 miles in and turned back. I didn’t have service so I couldn’t check the app to see how much farther it went. Highly recommended and wasn’t tough at all! A kid could easily do it especially if you turned back after the first great view!

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

11/28/19 Great trail. Roads are very icy!! Even SUVs and trucks had to turn around. My car got stuck in an embankment turning around fortunately a lot of friendly people were willing to help get my car out. Super grateful to everyone who helped!

Did this solo and went backwards (?) through the top loop. Had to turn around over halfway through that loop (didn't see the shelter) because there was too much snow to see the trail, and it was steep and sketchy..and I was without spikes or poles. Turnaround made my total hike just over 9 miles. Still worth it, so beautiful and clear! Road to the TH has some potholes, but it's doable in even my low clearance Ford Fusion.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is not closed. I’m not sure the former commenter was talking about. There is no trench anywhere on the trail to McNeil.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail through the forest with 3 or 4 stream crossings. I would rate it on the easy side of moderate. I stopped to eat lunch at the lake and i was swarmed by birds. Clearly they have been fed because one dove and my sandwich. Please don’t feed wildlife people food. All in all it was a peaceful hike through the forest ending at the lake and beautiful Mount Hood

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