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    Grants Pass, OR
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    7/6/2017
    This is a perfect place to run for a recreational runner....the views are amazing! I feel like
    I could run forever (but could not!) The run lifts your spirt!
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    Lake Grove, OR
    Adventurer | 392 pts
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    6/29/2008
    This is the one of the best trails I have ever hiked. Much of the trail is blasted out of the sides of lava cliffs. We went for a quick overnight and camped near 7.5 mile camp. the place was deserted, al the weekenders had left. we saw 1 person on the trail from 3pm until 9am the next day. The falls were dumping quite a bit of water especially since there is still significant snow as low as '4500. We were told that on the trail to Wathum you could get to within 1 mile of the lake before it became impassable because of snow. I'm sure I will be doing this trail several more times throughout my life... heck I might go back next week.
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    Woodland, WA
    Adventurer | 220 pts
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    3/3/2008
    Absolutley one of the best trails i've hiked in many years. trailhead to tunnel falls makes a great daytrip or overnighter however wahtum lake not reccomended for the novice packer. After 7.5 mile camp trail becomes much more difficult (only making it that much more rewarding) Bear mace may also be a good idea in spring and fall, although i haven't seen any to date the lake and it's surrounding areas are prime bear turf.
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    Portland, OR
    Adventurer | 300 pts
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    11/4/2007
    great trail overall. great roads to get there so no need for four wheel drive. hike was very quiet, met one other group. forest was beautiful and pristine, views from the top were spectecular. a few trees down along the trail but that just made the trail more interesting.
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    Beaverton, OR
    Adventurer | 210 pts
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    9/6/2007
    Beautiful, bring a swimsuit for the many beautiful pools. Eagles-Benson trail was a nightmare (downed trees, missing trail, etc). Wahtum lake was very peaceful, totally worth it.
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    Cedar Mill, OR
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    8/10/2007
    Went back packing with wife, and two children 11 and 13. We had heard a lot about Eagle Creek and this was our first hike there. We parked right near the camp hosts as they said there had been some car breakins at the trail head.
    The weather was perfect, in the low 80's, and on Friday it wasn't very crowded on the trail. On Saturday afternoon on our return it was a bit more crowded with day hikers, but still bearable.

    We camped at Tenas Camp which is about 3.5 miles from the trailhead. Note that there are probably 4 campsties at Tenas, but you have to look around. The first one you come to on the left is right on the trail and has no privacy. However, only 1 minute farther south on the right side you climb up the small hill, and there are 2 or 3 campsites that are not viewable from the trail. Water at the creek is only a few minutes away. Overall a great first backpacking trip for my family.
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    Sherwood, OR
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    8/1/2007
    I power hiked to the lake and jogged back
    down; parts of the trail are very rocky with steep drop-
    offs, too dangerous to run. The trail is somewhat over-
    grown from 6-8 miles with fallen trees about 8 or 9 miles.
    I came face to face with a deer right after tunnel falls
    on a narrow part with cliffs below; after a couple minute staredown, I reached into my camelback to offer some Clifbar
    looked back up and she had disappeared. The views are nice
    the first 6 or 7 miles but not much after that. Lots of
    people were camping. No cell service with Verizon.
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    Portland, OR
    Adventurer | 200 pts
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    7/7/2007
    I hiked from the trailhead to just before the 7 1/2 Mile Camp. though it was crowded and quite rocky (which my feet are certainly feeling) there were quite a few impressive sights of waterfalls and rapids. No grand vistas but rather things much closer. The campsite was excellent as well - just a few paces from the river and nearly bug-free. The only real downside was that there were a few sections of extremely narrow and wet trail with a cliff 100 feet straight up on one side and 100 ft straight down on the other. There was a railing built into the cliffside but it's still not a place for children or anyone afraid of heights.
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    Portland, OR
    Pathfinder | 120 pts
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    5/28/2007
    Beautiful -- there is a reason this is a popular trail. Been up to Tunnel falls before but needed to come back to make the push up to Wahtum Lake. The Lake is kinda anti-climatic, so if you only make it into the spring at 12-miles, don't worry too much. If we had stoped there, we would have had time to hang out by a camp fire and socialize (and my gf would have had more fun on her first backpacking trip). Instead we got into the lake at sunset and made dinner in the dark....
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    Chandler, AZ
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    10/1/2006
    Excellent and very scenic route. Be caferful with dogs, lots of ledges.
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    Trail Information

    Cascade Locks
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    4.2-13.5 miles
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    2-8 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Waterfalls, Views
    Features
    Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, (800) 551-6949; oregonstateparks.org
    Local Contacts
    Oregon Road & Recreation Atlas: Page 37, E8
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