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Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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  • Looking across Mt. Hood Meadows toward the big Wy'east.- Sahalie Falls
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Short walk. Beautiful cascade. Great additional hikes in area.
Cons: 
Also accessible by vehicle.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
NW Forest Pass
Total Distance: 
0.80 mi (1.29 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
4,420 ft (1,347 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
160 ft (49 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
There-and-back/Loop
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
52°F
42°

Thu

Rain until evening, starting again overnight.
45°F
35°

Fri

Sleet until afternoon.
34°F
30°

Sat

Rain until evening and windy starting in the evening.
46°F
32°

Sun

Windy until evening and rain in the morning and afternoon.
50°F
44°

Mon

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
55°F
44°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
60°F
49°
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Just off of Oregon Highway 35, this modest cascade, also referred to as "Sahale Falls"* is well worth a stop. If you are already at the Elk Meadows trailhead, it's less than a half-mile walk through a fir and hemlock forest filled with black huckleberry bushes that ripen in late summer.** 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.

* Interestingly, reference to the falls can be found with both spellings, but the falls shouldn't be confused with the larger falls on the McKenzie River.

** The forest surrounding Hood River Meadows is so thick with huckleberries that it's protected by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Mount Hood National Forest; picking is reserved for traditional native purposes only.

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(60 within a 30 mile radius)

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