Every once in awhile it’s fun to try a new area, especially with alpine meadows. And, to make it interesting, throw in a waterfall or two.
As much hiking as I’ve done on Mt. Hood, I never been to the area around Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.
After parking, I soon reached 100-foot Sahalie Falls mostly hidden in a deep cut surrounded by dense forest.
In another several miles 60-foot Umbrella Falls appeared, a pretty spreading angled slide. It was a very pleasant area with nice campsites nearby.
From here it was only 1 1/2 miles to the Timberline Trail and lots of exploring of the alpine meadows above.
A very nice hike indeed!