Thundering Waters - Oregon Cascade Falls User Guide
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Trail Ratings

The difficulty rating of a trail is determined by the challenge it presents to the physical ability of an average hiker.

Difficulty level: Easy
  • Grades: Less than 10%
  • Trail Width: 24+ inches
  • Surface: Relatively smooth
Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Grades: 10% to 15%, up to 30%
  • Trail Width: 12 to 24 inches
  • Surface: Can be rough
Difficulty level: Difficult
  • Grades: 15% to 20%, up to 30%
  • Trail Width: 12 inches
  • Surface: Rough
  • Distance: May be long

Trail lengths show one-way distance, unless otherwise noted.


Hemlock Falls Hemlock Falls
Hemlock Falls

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