Yuck

Usually crowded with unsavory drunks during the summer. Swimming here could get you killed as there are underwater currents. I don't recommend this to anyone, but you can go to the real high rocks up the Clackamas River, past Estacada

A must

Ridiculous beauty!! Well worth the effort to get there. I plan to summit it this summer (2016) as I didn't get to last year. I was hiking past it on a 50 mile trek on the Pacific Crest Trail. From the south(hwy 20) the trail is a gradual incline, but is uphill the entire way, so be prepared. From the North, on the PCT is a great hike along ridgelines and small subalpine lakes. This hike, which ever way you choose to take goes through a recent burn and in the summer will leave you exposed to the sun, so bring sun screen. I recommend this hike to everyone, but expect some effort to hike there, though I met with a group in their 70's. So if they can hike up to it, so can you.

yet another 10

Another beautiful trail that follows up the river canyon past many water falls. the water falls are not easily accessed and there is no trail to them as they are far down a steep bank, but the rest of the trail is well worth the journey. Stunning old growth, and if your strong enough, the hike up to Devils Peak fire tower is awesome, or adventure up one of the many trails that shoots off the river trail into the Salmon huckleberry Wilderness Area. This trail is usually fairly crowded in the summer months on the lower part of the trail, but four miles or so in the crowd thins out. Yet another highly recommended trail that I would encourage everyone to see

my backyard

As I live within minutes of this trail and drive by it everyday to work at Ripplebrook I have explored this trail and its creek systems. It is a nice fairly easy hike which can easily be done in one day, but I recommend two if you want to explore the side trails and creeks. The tree that once bridged the Clackamas river, along the trail, at the upper high rocks was cut out last year (2015) and is now gone. Though not recommend to cross, it was a fun tree to play on and jump off of in the warm summer months. But it is now gone. I recommend this trail for anyone that wants to take it easy

This is it!!!

The best of the best in Oregon. It is absolutely stunning. I plan to summit the mountain in 2016, but anywhere around it is so beautiful. From the rocky subalpine lakes of Jefferson Park to the burned out remnants on the south side, to the breath taking views on the glaciers it is all staggering beauty. I traveled down into Pamelia lake and it must of been frog breeding season because the trail was carpeted with them. 10's of thousands of little frogs everywhere, plus giant bull frogs it is an amazing sight. I could go on forever about Mt Jefferson as it is by far my favorite place in Oregon

explore the area

Hiking this area is remote and beautiful. The trails are not well traveled, but fairly easy to find. I ended up dropping down into the Salmon huckleberry Wilderness area and followed the Eagle Creek trail back out. This is not to be confused with the Eagle Creek trail on the Columbia, this is near Estacada. Once into the wilderness area it is very beautiful and remote. The size of the old growth fir trees is well worth the drive time. I doubt you will see anyone else. I recommend this to anyone looking for something off the beaten path

YES

This is an easy hike to the falls and very beautiful. Always crowded though. I recommend continuing on past the falls, there are lots of directions to travel past the falls, all with great beauty. I recommend this trail to everyone

Love it

Mt Jefferson area is my most favorite of any place in Oregon. It is very beautiful with lots of subalpine lakes. If you are conditioned and willing, hiking up onto the glaciers is insanely beautiful. Though there are very few trails up the mountain. I didn't use a trail and just adventured up the side. Not an easy task and getting down is sketchy and very very steep in spots. So be forewarned, it is risky. I recommend this hike to everyone, and is something all hikers should experience.

stunning but crowded

Always crowded, everyday, at all times, in any weather condition and now that it is controlled by a campground service company it costs to bathe there, with no guarantee of acquiring a tub. I love this place, it is in my backyard as I grew up and live in Estacada, but it has definitely changed over the years. It used to be unsafe years ago, as unsavory people used to go there. But since the forest Service now patrols it, it has become more family friendly and alcohol free. Though everyone brings alcohol anyway. Never leave anything in your car, as it might get broken into. Crime has dropped up there, but still happens, usually after dark. Also, about a year ago someone destroyed the cold water plumbing and now you have to walk to the stream to get cold water in 5 gallon buckets. Its not far, but annoying. Though the negatives and stigma of this place it is a beautiful hike through old growth. The trail continues on past Bagby to Bull of the Woods wilderness which holds some of the best untouched old growth stands in Oregon and stunning back country lakes. I recommend Bagby to everyone

breath taking

This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Oregon, next to Mnt Jefferson. I tried to snowshoe the rim in 2015 in February, the conditions looked great, but after the first day we got caught in a blizzard and had to turn back after one night. This hike is not for the beginner, it is a grueling hike, with lots of hills, but its worth every step. I hope to try again soon. Be prepared for anything as the weather will change without notice and forecasts are not reliable.

over 2 years ago

Beautiful, but crowded

I absolutely love this place. I visit it many times a year and hike on to the Sandy Glacier Ice Caves. The hike is beautiful and scenic but there are usually lots of people on the trail. I recommend this trail to everyone