Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park: Trail of Ten Falls, April 2018

Trail to ten stunning waterfalls in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains Distance: 9.5 miles round trip (park trail guide puts this at 7.2 miles, but we logged more by taking several side trips) Type: loop Difficulty: moderate with ~900′ elevation change (this includes the side trail to Winter Falls) Best season: spring for best …

Oregon’s Santiam Foothills: Shellburg Falls, April 2018

Beautiful waterfall near Salem, Oregon in the Santiam Foothills Distance: 5.0 miles round trip Type: lollipop (or shorter out and back) Difficulty: easy – moderate with about 800′ elevation gain Best season: accessible all year If you are in the Salem. Oregon area and want to see a beautiful waterfall without the crowds at Silver …

Oregon’s Crater Lake: Garfield Peak, Sept 2016

Panoramic views of Wizard Island, Phantom Ship, and Crater Lake Distance: rated at 3.4 miles roundtrip, but you will likely hike further due to parking (our distance was 5.0 miles) Type: out and back Difficulty: moderately difficult with 1,010′ elevation gain at high elevation (trail tops out out at 8,054′) Best Season: July – Sept Our Oregon vacation …

Mt. Hood: Elk Meadows, Sahalie Falls, & Umbrella Falls, September 2015

Lovely waterfalls and stunning views of Mt. Hood from the Elk Meadows area  Distance: 12.5 miles roundtrip (highly variable depending on the route taken) Type:  out & back Difficulty:  easy to Sahalie & Umbrella Falls, moderate to Elk Meadows (1,230′ elevation gain), difficult to Lamberson Butte (2,230′ elevation gain) Best season: summer and early fall …