I hiked up Cool Creek Trail to Devils Peaks Lookout on Sunday. It is not a very long hike but trail has lots of up. It was a hot day setting new record highs in Portland. I got started early to enjoy the cool temperature on the up part. The best part of the hike was the rhododendrons. I have never hiked a trail with so many rhodes in full bloom. It was like hiking in a flower garden. The hike was about 9 miles and 3500 feet gain with the side trips.