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

Too many people but still a decent hike. Gorgeous weather! Ultra clear and cold stream water but also refreshing.

hiking
3 days ago

I have hiked this trail many times over the years and it never gets old. The grade is gradual so the nine mile hike to Chinook Falls and back wasn't difficult. The parking lot was almost full but the trail didn't feel crowded. Love all the beautiful waterfalls. The road has gotten much worse. I made it in my Ford Focus with no problems, but you really have to watch where you are going.

We really like this trail because we can take people of any skill level. The grandkids love this one. Very scenic and most of the hike is in the shade. Have taken a dip a couple of times in one of the pools. This water is cold. I’ve also been with a group that mountain biked this trail. We had a couple of riders that weren’t very skilled at biking and they found the trail a little narrow but a beautiful ride.

Beautiful hike. A steep down to start, but not too bad, and so worth it. Take a dip at one of the pools toward the end.

hiking
11 days ago

Excellent views of mt. Adams and a beautiful serene glacial lake at the end of the hike. I wouldn't say it's that difficult of a hike but it is pretty long. it took our group 5.5 hours out and back to the lookingGlass lake with stops and hanging out by the lake. The bugs we're bad in one area going up, but the wind and dryness kept them away for most of it. The area is all burned from a fire years ago so it feels exposed but the air is cool and the exposure makes it easy to have great vistas. there was an awesome meadow and a bunch of streams and one rushing small river that required a us to remove our boots to walk through it. Great hike overall and there was nobody on it on a Tuesday afternoon.

Beautiful hike on a hot day because you’re almost entirely in shade. The forest was lovely as was the crystal clear creek the trail followed. Lovely waterfalls and not too many people on the trail. We took our dog on a leash and he loved it. Take plenty of water and a snack. It’s a nice easy hike on a well maintained trail.

hiking
13 days ago

Hiked 192 with my walking club on Saturday. We went to the end of the trail and at the top we connected with the 132 Observation Peak trail & hiked down the mountain.... overall it was 18.23 miles & 3,444 elevation according to my fitbit. This is definitely a hard trail up & it looked like most hikers do this loop over a weekend. Was pretty moderate up till the 5 mile mark when you start climbing up the mountain on switchbacks. Most of us did great, I struggled on the incline but made the top. There were wild blueberries & orchids along the way & quite a few log bridges to cross over the creek. It’s beautiful & the waterfall platform was breathtaking.

The road to the falls was a bit washed away but seemingly managed. I'd suggest a SUV or pickup. It was worth the trip though because the falls were beautiful. You can't beat the fresh smell of a waterfall from the ice caps of a mountain. Precious and spectacular. The rumble of the falls is absolutely a sound I won't yet forget. Go and enjoy!

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful hike, pretty flowers and butterflies. I would definitely bring bug spray! I was happy I did. Once the sun started going down they were pretty bad. Gorgeous lake, stream crossings. Lovely hike! Not difficult to get to trailhead (although it is gravel). Pretty lightly trafficked.

Unless you have Discover Pass parking will cost $10.00 per day. We did the Hamilton Mtn. trail. It was a pretty decent hike. It was challenging but you can squeeze in a nice break when you reach Rodney Falls. Not quite the halfway mark to the Hamilton Summit but a good 1.8 mi. from the falls to the Hamilton Summit.

Loved this shirt hike! Great for kids and the water felt amazing!

hiking
16 days ago

Did this 6/5/18 just getting into Mt. Adam's, beautiful hike with tons of butterflies. Clocked in 12 miles round trip. Bring bug spray the mosquitoes are horrible in a couple spots.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful view of Spirit Lake and the surrounding area.

backpacking
17 days ago

Didn't do lolly pop but hiked to Horseshoe Meadow, gorgeous. If you want an in your face view of Mt. Adams without walking on snow this time of year, this is a good place. There were a couple of steep parts on the way up, but it wasn't to bad. Only negatives were misquitos on the way up (pretty bad on a couple spots this time of year, but not nearly as bad at the meadow), and the lack if shade during the hike do to the 2012 fire. A decent amount of flowers and a ton of butterflies on the trail. We had the whole meadow to ourselves. Worthy destination!

Really enjoyed this hike. It was a nice easy elevation gain with big rewards along the way. Between the old growth forest and the blue pools I was happy, but then to get some waterfall action on top of it, made for a happy girl. We had a 4 year old with us and she did great with the breaks. So many cool camp spots along the way too. I think we will come back and do as backpacking practice for our little

hiking
22 days ago

This trail treated us to a calm lake and a waterfall after a short 1.5 mile hike that was moderate.

If you are eager for more try the Bivouac trail not far down the road, you can hike just to the edge of the tree line where a permit will be required to go further, but still over a 3 mile hike with rewarding views.

I’m not sure if my phone tracked the mileage incorrectly but I don’t think the hike is 7+ miles (I think it’s shorter). That said, this is still a beautiful hike. After doing several hikes in the Gorge the views end up looking similar but Hamilton Mountain still has a breathtaking view. The waterfall along the way is also picturesque. We climbed up next to it and it was really nice!

hiking
25 days ago

Decent hike. We went on a weekday but it was still pretty busy. It was quite the climb to get to the top and the view is obstructed by all the bushes. There is a beautiful waterfall which is where most people hike to and then turn around. While the view was pretty, it was the same as any other Gorge hike view. I'm glad I did this hike but I won't be doing it again.

This is another nice hike in the gorge. Fairly close to Portland area and has the typical beautiful views on the way up. Hike up is challenging enough to provide a good workout. The top is slightly disappointing as the over grown bushes prevents clear views to the gorge and Bonneville dam. However if you continue on the hike about a quarter of a mile, you come upon a nice open area where everybody stops to rest and eat and take in beautiful views. Will try Beacon Rock next time I come by this area.

Gets a little confusing towards the top, the trail is marked well for the first 3 miles but lacks in the middle!! Lots of sun exposure!!

Went on a cold, rainy day and it was really a beautiful hike. Good distance. Nice challenge. Beautiful viewpoints. One of our favorites.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful old growth with many saprophytic orchids out today. 5.9 miles to waterfall overlook. Nice campsites around 5 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this as part of a 31 Mile day hike around the St Helens Monument. Very cool experience getting close to the mountain from this angle.

hiking
1 month ago

A very mellow hike to take the kids and dogs on. The lake and waterfall are beautiful. Went midweek and had the place to ourselves. We will come here again

Solid trail, better to go up the back end and come back the river side. Water fall was cool, views are great, well worth going up there, leave early, parking lots are small.

Great hike!!! It’s moderately very challenging! Differently recommend Trekking Poles. Won’t need them till you get to the summit kinda treacherous without them. The view once you get there is sooo worth it!!!!

Nice moderately challenging hike with beautiful views of the gorge! The summit is a bit underwhelming, but the views on the ascent and from the saddle more than make up for it. Much of the hike is shady, which is nice on a hot day.

Absolutely gorgeous view of the gorge, only problem is the best view is halfway. The top has little payout because it is so overgrown.

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