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Tamolitch Pool Trail

Cascadia, OR

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This short portion of the McKentrail takes you to the beautiful turquoise Tamolitch Pool, also known as Blue Pool. Beginning of this easy hike is through old growth Douglas fir forest. As the McKenzie river falls away you walk along the cliff. Eventually you come upon an old lava flow.

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Black Crater Trail
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33 Completed 1 Reviews

I think the overview for this hike is a little misleading- "The trail is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen" . When compared to the other trails in the area rated as double black diamond, I would say this is way less strenuous than South Sister and more on par with Tam Mcarthur Rims difficulty. It is gradual uphill, but never hands/feet uphill, and once you come to terms with the heart racing/ heavy breathing of gravity+ inclined stepping, it doesn't get much more difficult until the last 100 feet when you might have to lift your leg higher over some rocks. Once you catch your breath up top, BAM! The view takes it away again. (And the wind). I was pleasantly surprised to see most of the hikers double (+) my age and all smiles. 3.5 hours is a pretty accurate time. I hiked 1.5 hours up and 1 down and though I'm a pretty fast hiker usually, I'm not crazy active. I failed to jog a full 2 miles the other day. (but I have an innate feeling that jogging is just not good or fun). An hour was spent on top walking around, relaxing and eating lunch.
I did gear up and drive over an hour with expectations of a more difficult and longer excursion. With that said, this is a great "easier" hike and the viewpoint is THREE SIXTY! PERFECT if you're not familiar with the views, are in the vicinity, or just want a quick workout with time to explore more of the area/ include driving 242 as part of the package.

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Green Lakes Trail #17
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Hiked the 4.2 to the amazing lake. Really nice hike. Almost all up hill, but the grade is easy. We ran most of the way back to the car. Great stream runs along side of the trail almost the entire length. Some shade some sun.

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Suttle Lake Loop
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48 Completed 26 Reviews

Nice mellow trail around the lake. It is multi use so there were lots of mountain bikes and it runs through four campgrounds. Also one portion is close to the road so car noise gets loud there. Otherwise it's nice.

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Suttle Lake Loop
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84 Completed 84 Reviews

Nice flat trail that hugs the beautiful Suttle Lake. We encountered NO ONE today, but it's a Thursday. A few boats on the lake, a few campers but the trail was ours. The hike around the lake is really only about 3.5 miles, not 6.

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Tam McArthur Rim
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

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Park Meadow
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Good for kids, not a lot of elevation gain. At times the trail can be dusty. Park Meadow itself is very beautiful with lots of clean water at the creeks and good views of Broken Top and South Sister. Good for an overnight backpacking trip with the family!

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Eagle Rock Loop
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice find but populated with people and garbage):

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Suttle Lake Loop
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice easy hike.. Lots of people.. And garbage

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Tam McArthur Rim
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Hiked this thru the night of the harvest moon 2013. Was breathtaking and priceless experience

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Tam McArthur Rim
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

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