When you reach the old highway, Hood River Meadows is to your left forming a picturesque foreground to the pyramidal elegance of Mount Hood. Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 to Highway 35. Meadows also has a series of summer roads that cut across the Timberline Trail and I have seen several people get mixed up there. You Might Like. Best Fall/Winter Hikes in PNW I am a newbie hiker but I would love to know what your guys' favorite Fall/Winter trails are. Waterfalls were icy, but amazing! I choose to begin the hike near the Mt Hood Meadow nordic ski area on FR3545, and proceed north as if going to Elk Meadows. From Umbrella Falls, backtrack 0.3 miles to the Sahale Falls-Umbrella Falls Trail Junction, and make a right to cross a creek with a marsh and pond to your right. DIFFICULT 7.4 mi. You also don’t get a great view of Sahalie. Pass a nordic center access trail at 2.8mi, then go right onto the nordic trails at 3mi and wander back to the TH. Sahalie Falls to Umbrella Falls CW Loop. The trail descends to Umbrella Falls and continued to Sahalie Falls. 5. Easy 4.4-mile loop 800 feet elevation gain Open late June through October Use: hikers, bicycles, horses. Reach the junction with the Umbrella Falls Trail, and go left. Turn left on the Umbrella Falls Trail (tr 667), and follow this as it descends past the ski area, crosses the paved road leading to Mt. You'll return to this junction to complete the loop, but first keep straight, and at 2.0 miles, reach graceful Umbrella Falls. There is a bathroom at the trailhead. The trail from Elk Meadows to Umbrella Falls is good. Multnomah Falls: 5.5 mile loop hike. Umbrella Falls Sahalie Falls Timberline Trail Not open to public Parking lots closed Mt. Trail is not evident. I started with Yak Trax from the parking lot and quickly turned back for my snow shoes due to sinking before getting to the trail. Umbrella Falls. Normally I would but the trail is narrow. Turn left on the High Falls Loop and take an immediate right on High Falls Loop to the viewing area & picnic shelter. After seeing the full trail map I feel like I cheated a bit but either way this is a beautiful cascading falls. Perfect snow. The Sahalie Falls Trail #667C combined with the Umbrella Falls makes a nice trail loop opportunity. Kids will have fun exploring the … The most popular and easily accessed is the Umbrella Falls Trail. Newton Creek, Timberline Trail, and Gnarl Ridge Trail Loop, Palmateer Point and Twin Lakes Trail Loop, Teacup Lake Lakeside Trail and Nordic Way, Timberline to White River Glacier Loop [CLOSED], Gunsight Butte via Gumjuwac, Badger Creek and Gunsight Trail, Timberline Trail: Timberline Lodge to Ramona Falls. Instead of a sheer drop, this fall features a cascade down steep rocks. Heading up trail (N), enter more Douglas fir forest, now decorated with bleeding heart and solomonseal. Nearby Hiking Trails. I wasn’t sure if there’s a different access, but didn’t explore. This one is easy enough for the whole family to participate. From there it was only a short walk down to the falls. After a steep climb of nearly a mile and 11 switchbacks on a paved trail, the trail splits, with the paved way continuing out to Multnomah Falls viewpoint. Total distance is 0.5 miles either way. You'll get a view of Hood River Meadows spreading out below. Sahale Falls-Umbrella Falls Trail Junction, Sahale Falls-Sahale Falls Cutoff Trail Junction, Umbrella Falls Trail #667/Sahalie Falls Trail #667 (USFS), Family Hike to Umbrella Falls and Sahale Falls - July 9, 2014 (Edge Movement Arts), Sahalie Falls & Umbrella Falls Loop Trail #645/667/667C (Mt. Umbrella Falls Loop Oregon. Kids will have fun exploring the slow, clear pool below the bridge. In summer, lupine, golden pea, aster, subalpine daisy, and paintbrush bloom here. Once on the trail, it is mostly packed but I was glad to have my snow shoes for the sections that weren't. The trail head is also nicely paved so no need to worry about gravel roads or off-roading. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. 9:30 a.m. Oregon’s trails are ready when you are. Follow 35 northeast to the access road for the Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area (about 15 miles past Government Camp). Returning to the fork, you have a choice. EASY 4.4 mi. Latourell Falls: 2.4 mile loop hike. Our two fluffy dogs needed lots of breaks during the inclines in the sun, but it was an easy hike. The loop can be completed in either direction, starting at Wahkeena or Multnomah Falls trailheads. What is really great is that there are two very nice waterfalls to be seen on this loop hike. You hike through a forest and climb over some rocks to see the waterfall! Start. No snow at the time I went. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Some elevation so be ready for a bit of calves and thighs work. Bikes, Horses and Hikers Take Buck Forest Road. This trail goes by Sahale Falls. plenty of snow but not too difficult. Very dusty. Beautiful hike with gorgeous views of both the snowy mountaintop and meadows below. We did a hybrid of the two options resulting in a 2.0 mile hike. Trip Ideas . Hood Meadows Access road. 1.6mi: Option to go left onto Umbrella Falls Tr667, .4mi to the falls area. 1.6mi: Option to go left onto Umbrella Falls Tr667,.4mi to the falls area. This page has been accessed 155,626 times. You’ve gotta cross that road & hop back on the path - that’ll lead you back to the main lot on the other side (so it’s almost a loop)! This page was last modified on 27 December 2019, at 22:31. Hood traverses one of the state’s largest ski areas. Before heading up the steps and starting the loop section, check out the Lower Falls from both sides of the bridge; a picnic table can be found on the east side with a nice view of the falls. Distance. The AllTrails loop isn’t really a loop so be aware. The 3.4 mile long Umbrella Falls Trail travels from the junction of the Timberline Trail, across the Mount hood Meadows access road, passing Umbrella Falls, onto its eastern endpoint at the junction of the Elk Meadow Trail near Hood River Meadows. Just beyond the falls, take another right turn onto trail 667C and follow this path as it descends back towards Hood River Meadows. Hood's Alpine Village), Umbrella Falls (Northwest Waterfall Survey), Sahale Falls (Northwest Waterfall Survey), https://www.oregonhikers.org/w/index.php?title=Umbrella_Falls_Loop_Hike&oldid=88159. Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. I will try again another time. Glad I was able to see it with a good bit of run off from snow melt back in June. With two lovely waterfalls and a forest full of huckleberries, it’s easy to forget that this loop hike on Mt. Starting at Multnomah Falls will get you past the crowds first. Such a gorgeous hike! He loved it & was able to hike the whole way. Accessible Travel. Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. 0d 2h 30m. If you have the time, continue on the trail for an additional mile, climbing 700 feet up to Umbrella Falls, and then loop back around the north side of Hood River Meadows for a total of 3.2 miles. Approaching Sahalie Falls from this trail, we didn’t get a good view of the falls. Our parking lots and base facilities are closed, and we appreciate you avoiding the base area and the Sahale construction site. Umbrella Falls Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. You don’t get a view of the second falls (just hear it mostly) & this map does seem to randomly end at a road that isn’t where you started. There is a observation area above the falls, and you can continue on the trail to reach the base of the falls. Beautiful hike and water fall. A short scramble/off trail walk down to the old highway to see the full splendor of Sahalie falls is required though. The second part on the way to Sahalie falls is less exciting. To reach the falls, travel on the trail about 1/4 mile northeast from the Mt. Umbrella Falls Loop. Journal. Reach the junction with the trail to Sahale Falls at the 1.7 mile mark. This hike is actually several hikes in one. Hood. So go ahead, take a look around. A few inches of snow on the ground and a bit icy in places. Lost the trail a bit and walked on the run, but the all trails map was helpful and got us back on track. The trailhead is located 0.2 miles below the gated entrance to the ski area and is marked with a sign. The hike mile column refers to how many miles you'll have hiked on this particular hike to reach the listed point. Hike 0.3 miles through an open forest of silver fir, Douglas-fir, noble fir, Engelmann spruce and western white pine. Umbrella Falls Trail is a 6.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. Cross another ski run, and descend to another creek where groundsel, heliotrope, and false hellebore bloom. This will take you to the Falls in about 4/10 of a mile. Eliot Glacier via Cooper Spur Trail #600B and Tilly Jane Ski Trail #643. Hood Meadows ski area offers a display of wildflowers in July and August as well as a visit to two popular waterfalls, Umbrella and Sahale Falls. Great easy trail. Please. The hike begins at the Elk Meadows Trailhead. To get close to the falls, head right on this rooty user trail. 1. ⬢ Twin Falls (Trail of Ten Falls Loop, Marion County) #7 – 8.7 mi, 1300 ft, moderate, best in spring ⬡ Twister Falls (Hood River County) aka Crossover / Eagle Creek Falls, 0.5 miles past Tunnel Falls) ⬡ Umbrella Falls (Hood River County) – 4.6 mi RT, 820 ft, easy, summer and early fall ⬡ University Falls – 0.7 mi RT, 180 ft, easy Tamanawas Falls Trail #650 Skiway & Wally s Trail #755 A/B Sahalie Falls & Umbrella Falls Loop Trail #645/667/667C Mountaineer Trail #798 Little Crater Trail #500 Crosstown Trail #755 Barlow Trail #601A Little Zigzag Falls Trail #795C ‹ › Local Trail Maps. Eagle Creek: 11.8 there and back hike. Umbrella Falls Loop Hike This is a trail log page. Falls were awesome! Umbrella Falls Trail spans from the Timberline Trail on the west end, to the Elk Meadows Trail and Sahalie Falls Trail #667C on the east end. Drop along the side of a draw, and then switchback. A few downed trees on the trail back (Sahale Falls trail) but they were easy to step over. You really can’t see Sahalie falls unless you go down to the road. Great hike! Hood Elevation 1125 t. TRAILS STDM AIL LIFTS PAED D D D EEE M DE PARKING MAP LEGEND TOP OF STADIUM TRAIL Easy Distance - about 2.2 miles UMBRELLA FALLS LOOP TRAIL #667 Moderate Distance - 4.2 miles SAHALIE FALLS TRAIL #667C Easy Distance - 1.5 miles (one way) TIMBERLINE TRAIL #600 Hard … Cross one cross-country ski corridor and then another one. Hood National Forest. Overview This is a easy loop trail to Umbrella Falls in Mount Hood National Forest. The flowers were incredible and the little streams everywhere were gorgeous! Trail is not navigable in the winter, as it connects to Mt Hood Meadows Ski slopes... ski patrol will turn you back, as they don’t allow uphill hiking. Sahalie Falls to Umbrella Falls CW Loop Elevation Profile Map TH: From the nordic center, or from the Sahalie Falls FR3545 TH View of the Sahalie Falls TH, go on Sahalie Falls Tr667C. More Trip Ideas. The easiest is to drive to the base of Sahalie Falls along an old stretch of the highway then drive a short distance toward the Elk Meadows Ski Lodge and make a short and easy hike to Umbrella Falls. Switchback on an old road bed, and then resume the trail, which here can be riddled with mountain beaver burrows. No ice. Although, the first half of the trail was an incline. 2. This is a difficult loop trail to Lamberson Butte in Mount Hood National Forest. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from June until September. It is a loop which travels 3.9 miles over a couple of bridges. Otherwise, go right and descend the ridgeline. Otherwise, go right and descend the ridgeline. Shortly we were back at the parking lot at the trailhead. Beautiful hike, first part is mostly an incline but not terrible by any means. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. The footbridge across the East Fork makes for a nice lunch spot. The falls themselves were gorgeous... Like the other reviews say, there are quite a few downed trees on the way back / seconds half, but I didn’t struggle with any of them & neither did my dog. Make an even steeper and sketchier descent to the old Mount Hood Highway to get another view of Sahale Falls from the road bridge; return to your car by hiking 0.8 miles along the road to pass Hood River Meadows and reach the trailhead. Umbrella Falls Umbrella Falls. Photo by Al Case via Flickr CC2. Hood Wilderness, note that you'll be sharing the trails with mountain bikers. DIFFICULT 6.3 mi. Just look for the sign on the right side of our access road, about a 1/4 mile before our main parking lot gate. My best suggestion is to stop by the Forest Ranger station between Hood River and Mt Hood to pick up a trail map. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Then you reverse the hike, seeing Hooker Falls last. Cross a tributary of Meadow Creek at 1.1mi. Latourell Falls is 249 ft tall. There were only a couple of cars left at the trailhead. The Sahale Falls Trail continues through an area where berry gathering is reserved for Native Americans, crosses Meadows Creek, and reaches the Elk Meadows Trailhead. Whether you’re overnight camping, day hiking, walking or multi-day backpacking, we have hundreds of hikes waiting for you in the great Oregon outdoors. 2. Some large Douglas-firs form a canopy. GPS ended up taking me to the parking lot of a ski area. Reach the junction with the trail to Sahale Falls at the 1.7 mile mark. Reach the Sahale Falls-Sahale Falls Cutoff Trail Junction signed for 'Sahalie Falls' [sic]. DIFFICULT 6.1 mi. Pass under a ski lift, getting a view up to Mount Hood, and then cross three small creeks, where you can look for Cascade frogs, blooming orchids, and monkey flower. Adults may notice ski litter that has floated down from the Meadows resort, just upstream, so a good Leave No Trace lesson is for kids is to carry a couple of pieces of litter out. Duration. Conditions. You'll return to this junction to complete the loop, but first keep straight, and at 2.0 miles, reach graceful Umbrella Falls. The route is described as an anticlockwise loop from the Elk Meadows Trailhead. Hike miles will … Took our 3 year old. The footbridge across the East Fork makes for a nice lunch spot. A perfect option if you’re looking for something quick, moderately easy and very scenic. You'll hear the rushing East Fork plunging down a narrow canyon to the right: A short spur leads to a view. 5. Take High Falls Loop to the intersection. Hood Meadows, and continues on towards Umbrella Falls. We hiked to Umbrella Falls which were lovely and the trail was not heavily traveled. Bridal Veil Falls is 120 ft tall. Be aware there is a $5 parking fee. Elk Meadows. 3. This is a popular spot for wading and swimming in Casade Lake at the foot of the 12-ft. waterfall. Hooker Falls From the Hooker Falls parking area (adjacent to the river), take a short walk to the right to Hooker Falls. Umbrella falls is right next to the parking lot and is worth checking out and the Umbrella Falls Loop trail is a short but gorgeous stretch that will take you back to the timberline trail. Descend through huckleberries, and cross a creek on a footbridge. -Start the loop hike by taking the Sahalie Falls trail north from the trailhead. it to give the user a broad view of the wonders of the Mt Hood Meadow area. Even if you manage to get passed them, the upper portion of the trail is covered in deep snow and requires snow shoes. I live in Seattle but is always down to drive to hike new trails in Washington State. We thought we’d travel light to checkout the Umbrella Falls … NOTE: at the end, it drops you off on the street basically. Cloud Cap Inn via Cooper Spur Trail #600B and Timberline Trail #600. Umbrella Falls Trail spans from the Timberline Trail on the west end, to the Elk Meadows Trail and Sahalie Falls Trail #667C on the east end. The trail passes over several bridges before arriving at the Umbrella Falls spur trail about one mile from the trailhead. Awesome hike. 4.6 miles. This is a fabulous hike in the summer when the beargrass and lupine are blooming! East Fork Hood River is a river in Mount Hood, OR in Mt. Since these trails are outside the Mt. Hiked on 10/7. Bridal Veil Falls: 1.3 mile there and back hike. Where the path forks, you can scramble steeply down to the base of Sahale Falls and bathe in its spray. Park at the Elk Meadow/Sahalie Falls Trailhead along the Mt. Another trail is the Tamanawas Falls Trail which is a moderate out-and-back trail of 3.3 miles in length. (Foot traffic only) Continue on the multi-use trail to the viewing area and picnic shelter. We started this hike at 8 AM, hardly anyone on the trail. This is a great hike with lots of beautiful flowers, views of Hood Meadow, and two waterfalls (Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls). We clocked 4.8 miles tho! You will see more waterfalls if you take the moderate Umbrella Falls and Sahale Falls Trail. Wachlella Falls Wachlella Falls. As someone deathly allergic to bee stings I couldn’t risk it. Did the hike on a Friday at 4:30 and only saw two other people on the trail! nice hike. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from June until September. Excellent trail, minimal traffic on an early Sunday. Very few folks, stunning views is Mt. There’s a huckleberry understory that invites plunder in late summer. We regretted not having a trail map as we could have made a nice loop to another falls. Umbrella Falls Offers Spilling Water to Look at and a Serviceable Swimming Hole The 4-mile loop hike has tons of wildflowers along with the occasional tantalizing view of Mount Hood. At about 1 mile of basically level hiking, you come to the junction of the Elk Meadows trail and the Multnomah Falls is the tallest in Oregon at 611 ft. Wahclella Falls: 2 mile loop hike. After camping overnight at Elk Meadows, we got an early start on the day and returned to the Hood River Meadows Trailhead where we ditched our packs. The best time to hike this trail is between June and September. Bicycling. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. An unmarked trail leads left to a parking area for the Meadows Nordic Center. There were about five trees down on the path making it difficult to climb over. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Port-a-potty, information kiosk, picnic table. Hood Meadows Nordic Center Road (Forest Road 3545). Umbrella Falls is located on a moderate 3.9 mile loop trail located near Parkdale, Oregon. Trails are marked, but it is assumed that the hiker has a map. Elevation Change. August 5, 2013. Clear, calm, 70's . Sustainable Travel. Easy to follow and Umbrella is a really cool waterfall. There are several pools at the bottom of Umbrella falls that would be great for kids to play in when warm weather is here. It's a fine choice even when the upper slopes of Mount Hood are concealed by clouds. The trail was really beautiful and easy. Did a brief out and back past the falls on Sahale Falls Trail. Very dusty but mild incline for the most part and a beautiful waterfall midway. No need for snow shoes. -In.4 miles, turn left onto the Umbrella Falls Trail, following signs for Umbrella Falls. Ambitious hikers can make a 4.4 mile loop hike to the two falls from the Elk Meadows trailhead. Immediately begin climbing around a rocky bluff where there are some impressive mountain hemlocks, passing under the first of several chairlifts that crisscross the area. Beautiful hike - lots of beautiful flowers, views of Hood Meadow, and of course the waterfall. Camping. It was awesome to be able to see two waterfalls on this hike (Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls). After viewing the falls, return to the main trail and continue east on Umbrella Falls Trail #667. This family-friendly loop in the vicinity of Hood River Meadows on the slopes below the Mt. Couldn’t get to the falls on this day as there were a significant amount of bees and hornets in the overgrown part of the trail. 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