Whittaker Creek Ridge Trail is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Walton, OR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Easy hike amongst old growth trees to a ridge overlooking Siuslaw River. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, swimming, hiking, and camping at Whittaker Creek. The site offers family camping in a wooded riverside location with a hiking trail that provides access to an old growth stand of Douglas Fir high above the campground. The Old Growth Ridge Trail was designated in 1994 as a National Recreation Trail due to the exceptional wildlife, geologic features, and old growth trees that are typical of coast range ecosystems. Chinook and coho salmon, as well as steelhead trout can be observed in the fall and winter months in the creek next to the campground. The site also features a paved boat ramp that provides drift boat and canoe access to the Siuslaw River.