There were about five trees down on the path making it difficult to climb over. The footbridge across the East Fork makes for a nice lunch spot. The trailhead is located 0.2 miles below the gated entrance to the ski area and is marked with a sign. GPS ended up taking me to the parking lot of a ski area. 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. 820 feet. Reach the junction with the trail to Sahale Falls at the 1.7 mile mark. Eagle Creek: 11.8 there and back hike. Ambitious hikers can make a 4.4 mile loop hike to the two falls from the Elk Meadows trailhead. 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. 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. Umbrella Falls. With two lovely waterfalls and a forest full of huckleberries, it’s easy to forget that this loop hike on Mt. There’s a huckleberry understory that invites plunder in late summer. Normally I would but the trail is narrow. It's a fine choice even when the upper slopes of Mount Hood are concealed by clouds. Trip Ideas . We thought we’d travel light to checkout the Umbrella Falls … Trails are marked, but it is assumed that the hiker has a map. Just look for the sign on the right side of our access road, about a 1/4 mile before our main parking lot gate. The best time to hike this trail is between June and September. 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. The hike begins at the Elk Meadows Trailhead. Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 to Highway 35. You will see more waterfalls if you take the moderate Umbrella Falls and Sahale Falls Trail. 0d 2h 30m. Elevation Change. 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. Hood Meadows, and continues on towards Umbrella Falls. 4. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. Drop along the side of a draw, and then switchback. Another trail is the Tamanawas Falls Trail which is a moderate out-and-back trail of 3.3 miles in length. At about 1 mile of basically level hiking, you come to the junction of the Elk Meadows trail and the He loved it & was able to hike the whole way. Where the path forks, you can scramble steeply down to the base of Sahale Falls and bathe in its spray. In summer, lupine, golden pea, aster, subalpine daisy, and paintbrush bloom here. Very dusty. Hiked on 10/7. Hooker Falls From the Hooker Falls parking area (adjacent to the river), take a short walk to the right to Hooker Falls. A perfect option if you’re looking for something quick, moderately easy and very scenic. The trail descends to Umbrella Falls and continued to Sahalie Falls. TH: From the nordic center, or from the Sahalie Falls FR3545 TH View of the Sahalie Falls TH, go on Sahalie Falls Tr667C. -Start the loop hike by taking the Sahalie Falls trail north from the trailhead. Reach the junction with the Umbrella Falls Trail, and go left. Cloud Cap Inn via Cooper Spur Trail #600B and Timberline Trail #600. 1. Photo by Al Case via Flickr CC2. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Some large Douglas-firs form a canopy. Clear, calm, 70's . A few downed trees on the trail back (Sahale Falls trail) but they were easy to step over. Kids will have fun exploring the … This is a great hike with lots of beautiful flowers, views of Hood Meadow, and two waterfalls (Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls). I live in Seattle but is always down to drive to hike new trails in Washington State. Bikes, Horses and Hikers Take Buck Forest Road. DIFFICULT 6.1 mi. 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. Umbrella Falls Sahalie Falls Timberline Trail Not open to public Parking lots closed Mt. Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. Camping. Very dusty but mild incline for the most part and a beautiful waterfall midway. Our parking lots and base facilities are closed, and we appreciate you avoiding the base area and the Sahale construction site. Wachlella Falls Wachlella Falls. An unmarked trail leads left to a parking area for the Meadows Nordic Center. A short scramble/off trail walk down to the old highway to see the full splendor of Sahalie falls is required though. Start. 2. Pass a nordic center access trail at 2.8mi, then go right onto the nordic trails at 3mi and wander back to the TH. You'll return to this junction to complete the loop, but first keep straight, and at 2.0 miles, reach graceful Umbrella Falls. Took our 3 year old. This family-friendly loop in the vicinity of Hood River Meadows on the slopes below the Mt. The trail from Elk Meadows to Umbrella Falls is good. plenty of snow but not too difficult. 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. 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. No need for snow shoes. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Elk Meadows. Otherwise, go right and descend the ridgeline. 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. Trail is not evident. Take High Falls Loop to the intersection. 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. Did the hike on a Friday at 4:30 and only saw two other people on the trail! This hike is actually several hikes in one. 3. 5. When you reach the old highway, Hood River Meadows is to your left forming a picturesque foreground to the pyramidal elegance of Mount Hood. After viewing the falls, return to the main trail and continue east on Umbrella Falls Trail #667. 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. Perfect snow. Awesome hike. 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. The AllTrails loop isn’t really a loop so be aware. Be aware there is a $5 parking fee. EASY 4.4 mi. The most popular and easily accessed is the Umbrella Falls Trail. (Foot traffic only) Continue on the multi-use trail to the viewing area and picnic shelter. August 5, 2013. Easy to follow and Umbrella is a really cool waterfall. Waterfalls were icy, but amazing! The trail was really beautiful and easy. The footbridge across the East Fork makes for a nice lunch spot. 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. Hood. Hike. 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. 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. Great hike! 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. There were only a couple of cars left at the trailhead. Approaching Sahalie Falls from this trail, we didn’t get a good view of the falls. Umbrella Falls Loop Hike This is a trail log page. 9:30 a.m. Reach the junction with the trail to Sahale Falls at the 1.7 mile mark. Latourell Falls: 2.4 mile loop hike. nice hike. Conditions. You really can’t see Sahalie falls unless you go down to the road. Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842. This page has been accessed 155,626 times. Umbrella Falls is located on a moderate 3.9 mile loop trail located near Parkdale, Oregon. It was awesome to be able to see two waterfalls on this hike (Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls). We started this hike at 8 AM, hardly anyone on the trail. You Might Like. Although, the first half of the trail was an incline. Even if you manage to get passed them, the upper portion of the trail is covered in deep snow and requires snow shoes. The second part on the way to Sahalie falls is less exciting. ⬢ 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 Easy 4.4-mile loop 800 feet elevation gain Open late June through October Use: hikers, bicycles, horses. We ran into to two people and that’s when we were heading back towards the car. Returning to the fork, you have a choice. There is a bathroom at the trailhead. 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. You'll return to this junction to complete the loop, but first keep straight, and at 2.0 miles, reach graceful Umbrella Falls. Descend through huckleberries, and cross a creek on a footbridge. Total distance is 0.5 miles either way. You also don’t get a great view of Sahalie. Did a brief out and back past the falls on Sahale Falls Trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Oregon’s trails are ready when you are. 1.6mi: Option to go left onto Umbrella Falls Tr667, .4mi to the falls area. This will take you to the Falls in about 4/10 of a mile. Beautiful hike and water fall. Otherwise, you can return to the Sahale Falls Trail, and make a gradual descent for another half mile. The trail passes over several bridges before arriving at the Umbrella Falls spur trail about one mile from the trailhead. Overview This is a easy loop trail to Umbrella Falls in Mount Hood National Forest. A few inches of snow on the ground and a bit icy in places. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from June until September. This is a difficult loop trail to Lamberson Butte in Mount Hood National Forest. Bridal Veil Falls is 120 ft tall. Once on the trail, it is mostly packed but I was glad to have my snow shoes for the sections that weren't. The route is described as an anticlockwise loop from the Elk Meadows Trailhead. Hood Meadows Access road. Excellent trail, minimal traffic on an early Sunday. 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. DIFFICULT 7.4 mi. Starting at Multnomah Falls will get you past the crowds first. This page was last modified on 27 December 2019, at 22:31. From there it was only a short walk down to the falls. To complete the loop hike, take the Sahalie Falls Trail north, then turn left onto the Umbrella Falls Trail, crossing over the ski runs. Switchback on an old road bed, and then resume the trail, which here can be riddled with mountain beaver burrows. I wasn’t sure if there’s a different access, but didn’t explore. We regretted not having a trail map as we could have made a nice loop to another falls. Park at the Elk Meadow/Sahalie Falls Trailhead along the Mt. There is a observation area above the falls, and you can continue on the trail to reach the base of the falls. 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. 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 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. 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 trail goes by Sahale Falls. it to give the user a broad view of the wonders of the Mt Hood Meadow area. Cross a tributary of Meadow Creek at 1.1mi. As someone deathly allergic to bee stings I couldn’t risk it. So go ahead, take a look around. Hike miles will … Cross one cross-country ski corridor and then another one. This one is easy enough for the whole family to participate. Some elevation so be ready for a bit of calves and thighs work. Beautiful hike with gorgeous views of both the snowy mountaintop and meadows below. Meadows also has a series of summer roads that cut across the Timberline Trail and I have seen several people get mixed up there. To get close to the falls, head right on this rooty user trail. The Sahalie Falls Trail #667C combined with the Umbrella Falls makes a nice trail loop opportunity. DIFFICULT 6.3 mi. Turn left on the High Falls Loop and take an immediate right on High Falls Loop to the viewing area & picnic shelter. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. 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. The loop can be completed in either direction, starting at Wahkeena or Multnomah Falls trailheads. 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