Great hike, especially for first timers or kids. Its an easy 3.75 miles into the Blue Pool. Pretty flat terrain with some cool log bridges. Once you arrive at the pool, you can take a look or hike the other side and down to the water. It was very dog friendly, and mine were in and out of the water. One thing to watch out for is the mountain bikers. They are all very friendly, just be aware and step off the trail so they can pass.
Great hike, especially for first timers or kids. Its an easy 3.75 miles into the Blue Pool.
Difficult but gorgeous hike! Well worth the work to get to the top. I went on a Saturday and started my hike at 6 AM. When I started the hike there was 3 other cars in the parking of people who had already gone up. When I came back down, the entire parking lot was full with two forest service parking attendants directing people to other parking sites down the road. The trail was very over crowded as I finished my descent. If you don't want to deal with crowds I would recommend getting an early start.
Difficult but gorgeous hike! Well worth the work to get to the top.
This is one of my favorite hikes in the Bend area. There are lots of options to get up to the main falls. When I was there the road was closed so we parked and walked in on the road, hiked the trail up to the top of the falls, then continued for a ways behind the behind the falls. I have also hiked to the main falls from the other side on the trail. Both are well maintained and fairly easily for a large reward.
This is one of my favorite hikes in the Bend area. There are lots of options to get up to the main falls.
This is the third time I have hiked this trail. The previous two times were about about 10-15 years ago when I was young. I say with pleasure that they haven't changed. The falls are still beautiful, the grounds are still clean, the trails are well maintained. It is beautiful area. There are a lot of people that traverse the area, so if that is something you don't like, I would avoid this trail on the weekends.
This is the third time I have hiked this trail.
My friends and I drove in to the trailhead. It is slightly hard to find the road to the trailhead. The road is very bumpy and uneven. I would recommend four wheel drive. I dropped them off a smaller trailhead before driving down to the main trailhead. Their trailhead took them to the top of Abiqua Falls where they anchored on at a large fir tree using climbing ropes. I went down to the main trailhead and hiked into the bottom of the falls to photograph them as they repelled down the side of the falls. This site is absolutely unique to most of the other falls in the area. The hike to the bottom is steep and rocky, with ropes for assistance. Once at the bottom you hike along the edge Abiqua Creek on the rocks. It is fairly short, took less than fifteen minutes and very rewarding. The creek chasm opens up into a large bowl with the falls at its center.
My friends and I drove in to the trailhead. It is slightly hard to find the road to the trailhead.
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