Waters Creek Intrepretive Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Waters Creek Intrepretive Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilderville, OR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles 589 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

The Waters Creek Wheelchair Accessible Trail is a gravel surfaced loop trail with interpretive signs that tell you about stream and forest ecology in the Waters Creek watershed. An additional loop trail about two miles in length continues up Waters Creek from the wheelchair accessible loop. The first 1.0 mile loop is Barrier Free. A second loop is for hikers only and both trails follow Water Creek with many views of drainage's, wild flowers, animal usage, and has a mixture of hardwoods and conifer with some old trees scattered through out. Benches and interpretive signs are available along the trail.

23 days ago

Awesome hike

2 months ago

4 months ago

i love this trail

4 months ago

Great! Loved the beautiful trees and moss and the sunshine filtering through. So peaceful. Trail was pretty well maintained. Lookout for poison oak. And the toilet is awful lol. Overall-highly recommended.

5 months ago

nice hike and time spent with family and nature. 6 year old nephew had no problem with the hike. no breath taking views tho if you're out of shape you may breathe a little heavy! definitely enjoyed it and will go again!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful area, very nice hike. Took the kids and the dogs and everyone loved it

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail, pretty easy with slight inclines. Lots of ferns and shade. light traffic so great place to take the pups.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail with lots of wildflowers in spring, nicely kept. Great for a relaxing walk with the dog.

1 year ago

the enchanted forest during November. I went tWice in two Weeks. Its easy and gorgeous.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful simple loop that took me and my 8 year old daughter a little over an hour. The creek is so pretty and the lush landscape shades the trail keeping you cool. Love the benches to stop and rest.

1 year ago

Great trail for kids and people with limits. All trails well maintained with several benches and stoping points to learn about water shed and the ecosystem.

hiking
1 year ago

It was raining the whole time I hiked this. It was REALLY pretty from what I could see with rain soaked glasses. The hikers loop is not that bad. One of the people with me was pregnant and leading a big dog so it is not that bad. Will go back when it is not raining and get some SWEET green mossy pictures! Sorry no waypoints.. I was leading a dog and it was raining so I didn't have much opportunity to play with the GPS.

hiking
2 years ago

Returned this morning for a nice morning hike along the 3 mile loop with our Meetup.com group (Happy Hikes Around Hwy 199). Beautiful weather and of course, a beautiful 3 mile loop.

hiking
2 years ago

We took our son who is disabled out for a late afternoon hike along the ADA approved interpretive trail. We took our time and read the signs that described the environmental area. Some of the signs need to be repaired and updated. It appears that the trail is under construction with railing being updated. The trail is still flat and very easy for hikers with disabilities to enjoy. We even took a break on one of the many benches off the trail to rest and have a late lunch. We will definitely be back to take on the 3 mile loop.

hiking
2 years ago

This is a great place to hike with kids. The upper loop is great as well. Really enjoy it

hiking
2 years ago

As far as short easy hikes go this one is at the top of our list. Beautiful area, well maintained trails. The lower loop is perfect for families with toddlers or anyone with access issues as previously mentioned. The upper loop is great too. Not steep in any way except the creek side of the trail. I would recommend small kids be worn or tethered. Spring 2014 the trail edges have young poison oak so watch kids and pets from getting into it. We will be doing this many more times to come. No AT&T coverage but that's typical in S.O. Restroom at trailhead is a nice amenity.

hiking
2 years ago

What a beautiful day for a hike. Cool and clear blue skies. We hiked the longer outer loop that essentially paralleled the inner loop but higher up the hill and further up the canyon. The small creeks that feed Waters Creek were barely flowing but the wildflowers were starting to bloom. This is an easy hike, great for kids and the inner loop is wheelchair accessible.