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Trail ran this loop with the addition of going around South Sister a couple years back on Labor Day. Started out at Pole Creek Trailhead at the first trail junction headed north toward Alder creek and on to South Matheau lake. Headed south on the PCT. Lots of water on this section of trail down to junction w Moraine Lake trail. Headed east past Moraine Lake and then north up Green Lakes trail continuing north over the 7000 saddle and down into Park Meadow. From there the trail continues north. Dont go east or you will end up at Three Creeks Lake. Continuing north the trail passes several snow melting creeks which can be quite high depending on snow levels up above. Keep northbound and back to Pole Creek Trailhead and my vehicle. 50+ miles all in a days
trailrun....lol. Fantastic views!!! There is plenty of water on the west side PCT trail. I filtered my water and never packed any. Good luck and a amazing trail loop

hiking
9 days ago

Once again right after you park the fall is right there!

Very easy morning hike with a very nice gift at the end! You won't be disappointed. The real payoff at the end is if you venture down the cliff, and over to the face of the falls. Also, bring sunscreen because there's very little cover to keep the sun off of you there and back.

Nice spot. Close to town. The app helped us follow the correct trail. Stay on the PRT west trail for most the way.

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike. Pretty easy, some rocky areas but nothing bad. Very pretty hike.

this hike is very pleasant. has several nice views along the way. it has several inclines that are well-spaced and just steep enough to feel like you are working but not bring out too much pain in my legs that are dont get inclines on my daily walk.

all trees have been cleared and there is no brush on the path at all.

Kid and dog friendly trail. Beautiful blue water.

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail. Very well maintained. loved the underwater forest.

Easy hike that is great for the dogs and family. We went May 13th and there was some snow on the trail. Beautiful mix of blue water, the "Great Spring", lava rock, and wildlife.

This trail was an absolute gem and definitely earned this 5 star rating. But a few notes:

-When arriving at the view point (marked by a sign stating "trail end") there are several trees blocking the view of the falls. To get a clear glimpse and a decent photo opp., you need to climb down to the creek at the base of the Falls. There is a bit of a makeshift trail on the right, but it is all vertical. It is doable, but caution is strongly suggested.
-At 1.7 miles on the trail, there is a swift running brook. The only way to gain access to the other side is too cross a single log being employed as a makeshift bridge. Trust your balance. If you don't, highly suggested you turn around.
-About .4 miles pass the brook, there are several fallen trees blocking the trail. The only access through the trail, pass these fallen trees, is to "army crawl" (AKA belly crawl) underneath them.
-The area is ripe with burned trees as a result of the wildfire. There is very little wildlife present on the first 2 miles. Once you pass the marsh, you'll hear/see frogs, birds and chipmunks.
-When driving to the trail, once you are on one of the NF roads, the GPS will prompt you to turn left on dirt roads (was using Google Maps). Do not listen. Continue straight on gravel road, until you reach the one lane bridge. At that road, turn left. Furthermore, it would be prudent to take a paper map with you for your return trip. No signal for gps at Trailhead.

Pay off is totally worth it once you hit the Falls. Breathtaking.

-J. Dalton Williams

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike... not much change in scenery or foliage during the hike. Lots of trail signs but somehow missed the one to get to Eagle Rock. (?)

trail running
2 months ago

Heavy traffic due to convenient day use area, camping, resort, and boat dock. Great running trail with 3 mile loop around the lake. Good for kayaking. Short walk from parking. View of Black Butte and patches of wildflowers. On your way through - Stop in at Black Butte Ranch for a meal and drinks next to a lake with sweeping mountain views.