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BE AWARE ICY TRAIL!! Wanted to hike larch mountain trail on 12/8/18, but signs at multnomah said it was closed from here, then I attempted to hike to the top of the falls, which I've never done and again the trail was way too icy... I think it was at switchback 2 or 3 out of 11 long switchbacks that I gave up, with every step even with my trekking pole I was slipping with each step. I'll have to try another time. There was also freezing rain when I was here.

Visited 12/8/18. Beautiful area to stop at for hiking, sightseeing and a great lunch spot with a couple picnic tables next to Viento falls. Paved trails look very new. Bathrooms were flushing toilets and very clean inside, but only have air dryers, no paper towels for drying your hands. I've seen this place a bunch of other times while visiting the gorge and have always wanted to stop by and check it out. I came here to hike mt defiance trail. The trailheads are easy to find. Mt defiance, starvation ridge and a couple others are on the 14 going west when you walk on the paved path. Starvation ridge from historic trail paved path is closed but you can reach it on mt defiance trail. I did not complete trails because there were creek crossings on both mt defiance and starvation ridge that had no bridges, I was wearing my summer hiking boots (not wanting to get them wet in the water), it was cold out and I was hiking alone. This area is a must stop if you have the time to check it out. I will definitely be back to hike again. Counted 4 waterfalls.

Visited 12/8/18. Beautiful area to stop at for hiking, sightseeing and a great lunch spot with a couple picnic tables next to Viento falls. Paved trails look very new. Bathrooms were flushing toilets and very clean inside, but only have air dryers, no paper towels for drying your hands. I've seen this place a bunch of other times while visiting the gorge and have always wanted to stop by and check it out. I came here to hike mt defiance trail. The trailheads are easy to find. Mt defiance, starvation ridge and a couple others are on the 14 going west when you walk on the paved path. Starvation ridge from historic trail paved path is closed but you can reach it on mt defiance trail. I did not complete trails because there were creek crossings on both mt defiance and starvation ridge that had no bridges, I was wearing my summer hiking boots (not wanting to get them wet in the water), it was cold out and I was hiking alone. This area is a must stop if you have the time to check it out. I will definitely be back to hike again. Counted 4 waterfalls.

hiking
17 hours ago

Came here to hike the lost corral trail in the JS Burres area, here there are vaulted toilets that are kept really clean, huge parking area with enough turning radius for trailers and boats, a boat ramp. Says there is a picnic area, but it looks more like a swimming area, there are no picnic tables. Beautiful hiking and a must stop. I hiked 11.2 miles on this trail.
I also visited the state park after hiking as it is across the river from lost corral trailhead. There is lots to see and do in this state park. Lots of trails. They have fishing poles and bikes you can use free of charge. A horseshoes pit with horseshoes on hand. 4 cabin rentals ($48/night) two of which (rattle snake and bighorn) allow dogs $58/night, with one vehicle included and private spaces and a $7 charge for additional vehicles. The cabins were just built last summer, looks like they have a/c and heat, two sets of bunk beds and a queen bed, a sitting area and a desk.They also have primitive camping with vaulted toilets close to the campground. There are heated bathrooms with flushing toilets close to day use parking area. The showers are free for people camping and charge $2 with hot and cold water for day trippers. Check out the information center on your arrival it's open from dawn to dusk. When I visited I met ranger Randall and he gave me a really cool behind the scenes look of the park. Ranger randall was super friendly and knowledgeable. There is smoking allowed in campsites and cars but no where else. Day use is free. In the summers it can get really full here. There is a hiker/biker camp as well that I believe is free. As well as a group camping area, all near the primitive campground. There is potable water here. No electric or water hookups. I visited on 12/10/18 and only saw a couple of cars in the park area at any given time of the day. On the lost corral trail I saw 2 other fishermen. There was a light dusting of snow on the trails and the roads to the park are kept in great condition, I was following a snow plow dumping de-icer on the roads. Just getting off the 84 there is some road work with a stop sign that drops the road to one lane. Lots of history and cool things to see at this park. Trail I did was 11.2 miles and fairly easy with gradual up and downhills.

short and easy..quiet little taste of nature

I went there a year ago and it was great

Hiked on Saturday 12/8. The packed snow in the paved parts of the trail near the parking slots are pretty slick, and microspikes are recommended.

A beautiful hike any time of the year.

Visited Salt Creek Falls yesterday 12/10/18. The gate to drive up to the falls is closed, so you have to park in a smaller lot to the left and walk about a half mile to the larger parking lot. There’s a viewpoint just off the lot where you can see the falls, or you can walk down the trail to get closer to the bottom. There was only a few inches of snow so the trail is still pretty easy to get down in just snow/hiking boots. The end of the trail has been ruined by a rockslide, so you’ll know when to stop and turn around.

The Diamond Falls loop has a bit more snow (up to a foot in some places) and less foot traffic. We were able to complete the 3 mile loop without snowshoes, but you’ll probably need them if there’s any more snow. My only regret is that we didn’t walk all the way to the bottom of Diamond Falls. There’s a sign for “Lower Diamond Falls” - we followed the sign and walked off the main trail, but stopped at the bridge over the creek because it was broken and we didn’t know if it was worth it to cross over. After we turned around and made it to the upper Diamond Falls viewpoint we wished we would have seen the view from the bottom!

All in all it was a great trip! Both falls were beautiful, but Salt Creek Falls alone was worth the 3 hour drive from Portland to see.

hiking
2 days ago

A beautiful 3 hour hike with much to see! the summit is just under 6k ft with spectacular views, including mt. Shasta

walking
2 days ago

My Daughter and I walk this area frequently. Always cool to see the turtles.

Quick and easy trail.

on Angels Rest

hiking
3 days ago

I went hiking with my friend on 12/09 , and it was so cold, windy and the road was kind of slippery, but we enjoyed our hike. it's really beautiful place to go hiking.

Brought tire chains in Dec this time, but never used them. Still some snow on the road. we hiked with four year olds and a dog and it was great. it is an easy trail to the falls, but difficult to climb up to the falls, which is optional. Definitely recommended. Paired with spirit falls was a 5-6 hour round trip from eugene for us.

I would rate this as moderate due to the consistent steep grade. The snow is currently pretty hard packed so you can snowshoe or hike the trail if you prefer. Kids need to be used to hiking to make this a fun family outing. Views are spectacular on clear days, but can be very foggy and windy at the top if the weather comes in. We did the standard trail, with a total of 4.8 miles. This is one of my favorite spring hikes, much easier then also.

fun and easy! bring swimming attire for a fun reward at the top of the trail

Beautiful hike but definitely not as easy as some say, it took me about a hour to get to the top, or it felt like it. It was also a lot harder because my almost 30 lb 2 year old decided she was done walking maybe .1 mile in

didnt get to finish the whole trail, but some very spectacular views! will come back to this one!

beautiful hike! Not strenuous at all, with lots of great scenery. took my husband and I about 3hrs round trip as we stopped ap many time to get amazing photos. highly recommend microspikes if you're going this time of year (december), especially as you get closer to the falls and at the falls if you want to get a closer look.
only reason I'm not giving a 5 out 5 is because there were several people with dogs not on leashes. Please be courteous of other hikers (especially those who actually have their dogs on leashes). I love dogs but dont love being jumped on when I'm trying to enjoy my hike.

hiking
3 days ago

Very nice and easy hike for the family and dog. Long drive up a bumpy road so be patient. Snow was approx. 6 inches and the lake was frozen over. Parking is limited so arrive earlier in the day or be prepared to park lower and hike uphill to the trail head. You can see photos of the frozen lake and snow covered Mt. Jefferson on my Instagram @whiskeywoodsadventures

I love this trail with little ones! the trailhead is unmarked and hard to find. It is like 0.5 mile from the bathroom intersection, stay to the right at the intersection. parking is right off the road and the trailhead is just to the right of a big tree. waterfall was flowing in Dec and the trail is wet and muddy. Definitely recommended! From Eugene, plan 5-6 hours to do both moon and spirit falls with climbing around time.

hiking
3 days ago

Did this Dec 9. The vehicle access road to the trailhead parking lot closes for the winter on Dec. 1 so the hike up the road to the trailhead adds 4.5 miles round trip, making this a 12 mile hike. The log crossing was easy as there is a log handrail next to one of the main crossing logs, so even though it’s icy, you can easily hang on and feel safe as long as the water level is low. Could have used yak tracks in a few icy spots but no need for snowshoes right now. Pretty views of Hood and the falls are beautifully iced over in parts. Almost no one out today due to the weather.

Pretty nice hike. Easy.

I thought this might be easy because it was so short, and it was, but dang that’s some steep sand in places. I threw my shots in the back of the truck on the way back because they were so muddy with sand. That being said, do not come to Pacific City and skip this hike. It gorgeous! I hiked on a very cold and rainy day, so the trail was mine alone. Watching the sun go down over haystack rock was a gratifying experience. This is so much more than a beach walk/hike.

Good easy going trail. We took the trail up and 500 Rd back down. We got there around 9:30 and the parking lot was full. However we only saw a handful of people hiking/running. This trail connects to others so you can make your hike longer if you want. Overall nice a great with mostly tree cover and well maintained trails.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked this 12/9 - great views but strong wind gusts. Slippery spots on the way up had turned to straight ice on the way back down coupled with 50mph gusts. Looking forward to doing it again come spring, but wouldn’t recommend in this weather without spikes or poles

57 and mostly sunny yesterday; great 31/2-4 mile hike. The 3 of us enjoyed

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The waterfall can be found by heading north and west, up the Middle fork of Corral Creek. The trail is less maintained than the others and very muddy in the wet months, but very beautiful once you get into the cedar grove.

This was a beast of a hike! We did it Nov 18th on a beautiful Sunday. We overdressed and had to shed layers on the way up. The first few miles are on a nice trail and pretty easy, then you get to the rocks. The trail is marked by white dots on rocks and some ribbons on trees. We lost the trail both on the way up and back down which added to our trip and involved climbing more rocks and crossing a scree field. We did a little over 10 miles out and back in about 6hr 45min. We spent a little time at the "false summit" to eat and then continued on up to the top. Beautiful views and totally worth it, but be prepared for a battle. This is a mountain and you best be prepared to climb rocks using all 4's.

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