Pack a picnic lunch, sunscreen and have a good pair of walking shoes on.
This is a great springtime hike with lots of shade trees for cover. Be aware of runners that often use this trail for training. There are no bathrooms, so you might want to stop in Ruch at the grocery store along the way. That is where we usually go for potty breaks.
Anytime you can get a hike in during the week will be great, because there won't be as many people.
These kid-friendly hikes are perfect for the whole family and one of the most fun things to do in Oregon with kids. The legend of Bigfoot is known by many and the thrill of a possible sighting will keep little ones on their toes. Follow the Collings Mountain Trailhead to the Bigfoot Trap. No bigfoots have ever been caught there, but keep adventurous children within hailing distance. Let little ones test their agility by hopping across the creek on logs and “treasure hunt” for sticks and rocks along the trail. If there’s any energy left to burn, try the Grouse Loop Trail, which starts at the other side of the parking lot.