How to find it and where to park:
Take the Logan Road to its end. Turn around and head back south on Logan and park on the gravel to the side of the road about a block down. The trail head is at the end of the road down the driveway on the left - the one on the right clearly states “This is not the trail head.” If the gate is closed, climb over the cement platform on the right. The trail is well-marked and is @110 yard up the road.
What to expect:
Mud, if it has rained any time in the last few days. If you don't like mud or are not a fan of trails closely surrounded by vegetation, this trail is not for you.
The initial part is an uphill climb, easy grade but a grade none the less. When you hit a T, head to the right. The downward path goes to the house at the end of the driveway. There may be mud in many places along the trail if it has rained recently. Wear your mud shoes or gloves so that you can grab onto branches to skirt the mud pools. You'll come to a post where the trail hits a small stream. The trail to the right dead ends. Jump the stream and take the trail to the left, up the hill. You get some nice views of Lincoln City beaches as you walk the crest portion of the trail. From the meadow near the first crest, you get ocean and Cascade Head views. The trail become even from plant-enclosed if you continue past the first meadow.
Why this trail:
If you are staying in Roads End and you want a place to which you can walk versus driving, and don't mind mud, this trail is for you. If driving is an option, the Cascade Head trails are much nicer with grander views and vistas.
Jenny C. on Roads End Trail
We tried the steep trail at the end of Roads End, and it was very steep and very muddy. Shortly after we came across the picked clean full carcass of a deer and wondering what exactly picked it clean., we decided to turn around and go back...
It's not the same trail the map shows. You have to go all the way to the end of Logan road, and park somewhere on the shoulder. There are two gates at the end, the left is the one you take.
It's quite an uphill climb, and it's overgrown. I wouldn't recommend going in the rain since the trail gets so muddy.
Otherwise, gorgeous trail. It's forested until you reach the very end, with an oepn meadow and God's Thumb, an almost vertical hill. There is a sheer drop, so be careful. It was so steep and muddy, to get back down I had to slide on my butt. Actually really fun!
Beautiful hike on an early spring day! Very secluded - we saw exactly 1 other person on our weekday hike. A short but lovely hike accessible via remarkably well maintained forest road (though all wheel drive is recommended for the mud in winter/spring).
Hike M. on Roads End Trail
Great Hike parked at the Draytons old rock cory and hiked up only half a mile to the view point steep but worth the sweat. What a sweet view. Enjoy the pics
Hike M. on Pheasant Creek Falls and Niagara Fa...
Great fun hike and waterfalls
I put off doing this hike for a long time due to its short length. It is well worth the drive for the small hike because you are rewarded with two of the best waterfalls literally across from one another. Beautiful and serene, quiet and secluded. Loved it!