|Hike Name:||Tamolitch (Blue) Pool|
|Directions:||From McKenzie Bridge, take Highway 126 east 13 miles to Trailbridge Reservoir. Turn left (west) on Forest Road 732, crossing the McKenzie River. Go straight at the junction, northeast up Forest Road 655 to McKenzie River Trailhead – Tamolitch (Blue Pool).
(Just a little disclaimer, I know many people who have missed a turn or got lost trying to find this. So look at a map before you go if you don't already do that to know exactly where this is. For some reason some GPS's take you to a weird location.)
|Total Hike Distance:||3.70 miles|
|Hike Type:||One-Way, Shuttle Hike|
|Hike Starts:||Trail Head/ Parking Lot|
|Hike Ends:||Trail Head|
|Trails Used:||Short stretch of trail off of the McKenzie River Trail.|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Rivers|
|Management:||State Forest Service|
|Contact Information:||Tamolitch (Blue) Pool Oregon|
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Users:||Hikers, Bikers, Dogs|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads|
|Hike Summary:||This is such an amazing fun hike with a real treat at the end. This is a short stretch of trail aprart of the 26.5-mile McKenzie River Trail to Tamolitch Pool, where the river vanishes into a lava flow, tumbles over an eerily dry, phantom “waterfall,” and then reemerges from a small turquoise lake.
The hike I put as moderate because the ground is very uneven so even though it isn't the longest hike, wear good shoes and get ready for a fun hike you can feel really good about. The trail is pretty on the way there and back covered in overgrown greenery and there is a river that follows a good chunk of the hike. At the end is the beautiful Tamolitch Pool or better known as Blue Pool.
This trail can get very busy depending on what time of year you go and there are alot of mountain bikers who go as well.
If you are around the area, or even if you aren't go visit this hike. It is fun, you can bring your family and it is just a really beautiful view you don't get going just anywhere else.