Now that summer has given way and fall has definitely arrived, the foot traffic has died down along the Rainie Falls Trail and it’s the river that’s getting crowded – with fish! Salmon are on the run this time of year and can be seen leaping around the boulder-laden waters. As the 4-mile roundtrip trail is nearly all by water’s edge, hikers can catch glimpses of the swimmers throughout the trek, with the best view clearly at the falls itself. Like one of those natural phenomenon you see in some wildlife documentary, only the view is up close, in real time. The action is at once majestic and mesmerizing – a personal symphony directed by Mother Nature herself.
- Oregon Adventurist: BE