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Excellent Hiking and Trail Running

This is a beautiful 26 mile stretch of trail that follows the McKenzie River. We hiked some of it... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Beth B
Carmel Valley, California
Should be on every serious mtn bikers bucket list of rides

You will the McKenzie River trail on almost all top 10 trails list & this is legit. I recommend... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Jeff L
Ken Caryl
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“clear lake”(2 reviews)
“blue pool”(2 reviews)
“technical”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a beautiful 26 mile stretch of trail that follows the McKenzie River. We hiked some of it with family and did several runs ranging from 3-15 miles. Although the scenery is amazing, the trail is quite technical in places (rocks, roots, lava rock)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Beth B
Reviewed June 17, 2018

You will the McKenzie River trail on almost all top 10 trails list & this is legit. I recommend this as a bucket list trail for several reasons: 1) Scenery : lakes, waterfalls, the river, old growth forest (endless), lava flows 2) Variety : smooth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeff L
Reviewed June 9, 2018

We hiked the 4-mile+ round trip from the trailhead to the blue pool in about one hour and 5 minutes each way. Not bad for age 70 or so with no recent hiking experience. The first third of the trail is nice and easy along...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Great hike to the blue pool with a seasonal waterfall. 4 miles r/t. Dog friendly hike. Slight elevation gain on this out and back hike

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PadgettS122
Reviewed October 17, 2017

I mountain biked the trail. I was surprised by what the websites said about how long it would take to cover the 25 miles. Coming from California made me think something was wrong. Well this is not a fast trail. The upper portion is very...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RFranscella
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Came here ten years ago and always wanted to return so when my buddy had never hiked we took him a few miles up from the bottom. Easy hike with slight elevation. Hiking from Clear Lake to the Bridge this year! Beautiful trail and a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank WayfaringWarren
Reviewed March 5, 2017

The trail weaves in and out of being right along the river or slightly set back from it. Either way, the forest is magical accompanied by the sounds of the running water and the smell of the forest. Great for biking, running, or just strolling....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank sunfirespins
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Accessible by the 91 bus from Eugene, this trail is reasonably well sign posted. If coming by bus, get off at the ranger station - last stop. The trail is quite narrow and meanders through the moss covered forest besides the river or within earshot...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank SueYasoo
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