19 days ago

Really great, short hike. Family friendly. Take some water. Great viewpoints of Sand Lake, and the ocean beyond that. Lots of foliage, some of it edible (we picked huckleberries).

2 months ago

easy hike. a 3 year old in a group behind us was able to do this walk all on his own with a little help. pretty view though!

Dont follow maps! I plugged in "Pheasant Falls" and it took me on a wild goose chase! Get to the point where you see "Niagra" and follow those signs. Slow falls but beautiful! Clear clean water and well maintained trails!

I really liked it. We hiked up to God's Thumb for some great pics and a little exercise.

this trail is a bit muddy at times and can be tricky to stay clean but keep going cause the end is steep and breath taking and well worth your efforts.

4 months ago

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 trail:
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.

loved this hike and was easy enough for the kiddos but the way back was a good enough workout for mom and dad too! very secluded except for one man screaming at his kids.... but other than that it was great!

on Roads End Trail

4 months ago

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...

4 months ago

The foliage was pretty, but the hike was more like a walk. Too easy and the loop is confusing.

This was an easy hike but so great. it is secluded, beautiful and serene. The path is clear and the waterfalls (though slow) were very cool!

5 months ago

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!

Great short hike to 2 wonderful waterfalls. Will be back in the winter to see the falls at its peak.

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).

7 months ago

on Roads End Trail

1 year ago

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

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!

The trail is overgrown, but don't let that stop you. The view from the top is breathtaking!

1 year ago

Start on the gravel road across the street from Roads End. Walk up the pleasant pond lined road for almost one mile. Some elevation gain. At the top of the road walk around the steel gate and take the path immediately to the right (east), well before the old quarry. After several hundred feet of elevation gain on a well worn path, enjoy the amazing view from the grassy knoll. If you want a more adventurous hike, continue north along the beautiful spruce lined ridge until you get to the lovely grassy fields above the north end of Lincoln Cit y. Continue northwest across the first big field and up the hill on the other side. Enter the woods again for a time until you reach the bluffs overlooking the ocean. Here the trail meets up with a north south trail that hugs the coast line. Turn south and head back home across bluffs, the tunnels of small spruce and salal, and then a tree lined path. Here we cut down a very steep path to the beach. Probably not recommended unless you are feeling adventuresome. There is probably an easy path if you continued on the main path to the north end of Logan Road.