Willamette Mission Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Willamette Mission Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gervais, OR that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles 93 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

27 days ago

horseback riding
2 months ago

It's always a nice ride

walking
4 months ago

It was just so-so.

4 months ago

Beautiful trails with lots of variety. There's pavement, gravel, grass trails etc. A lot of options as to where to go, and it winds next to the river. It's lovely! I included a picture of the map so you guys can see the trail options etc.

hiking
5 months ago

This is an awesome hike with a little bit of history thrown in. Beautiful area with lots of trees and singing birds around you. The hike is listed as moderate, but I found it to be easy. I did the educational 2.5 mile loop then wound my way over to the mission trail. Don't leave without seeing the ghost structure of the mission. Will definitely do this hike again.

7 months ago

Nice stroll with the family. 4 year was tired about half way through. Saw and heard lots of birds! All had a good time. Except my shoulders.

hiking
9 months ago

Trail was super mucky. Would have been more fun during summer months when things dry out. Also trail was super easy, didn't even get a little sweaty.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice, easy flat trails. There are numerous tree identification signs for you to get a sense for the local trees. Also you will see the largest Black Cottonwood tree in the nation, learn about the flood of 1861 that changed the course of the Williamette River and learn to look out for cougars! Yes, there have been cougar sighting in the park just two week ago (last sighted Sept 1, 2015) . So if you are hiking with younger kids keep them reasonably close. There is a small fee ($5) for day use. Also there is a group camp and horse trails.

1 year ago

Nice and easy walk

1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

Very generic Oregon park, but fun to take a bike ride on! The $5 fee doesn't seem worth it just to go biking, plus it's sort of out of the way of any major town.

Let me say though I didn't get to explore the park much, so there is probably more to offer that I didn't get to experience. Nice open areas. 3/5

walking
2 years ago

We live a few miles away from this park, so it is fun to ride a bike to (great country roads), walk the loop, then ride home. Maybe a picnic lunch in between. A good bit of exercise and sun.

walking
3 years ago

It's a nice place for a long walk. The scenery is not amazing, but it's still fun!

walking
3 years ago

Standing water on the paths this time of year; however these areas are still passable. Very few people out this time of year.

hiking
3 years ago

This is great for spring, summer and fall walks. The trail is really more of a sidewalk and runs thought the grounds of the park. Great for taking new bike riders to ride.

walking
4 years ago

Alright trail, more of a nature trail. Nice for a relaxing walk on a warm day.

hiking
4 years ago

mountain biking
5 years ago

If you are looking for "offroad" riding, ride into the main park and ride the horse trail. The horse trail is a fun cyclocross ride, plenty of mud and places to practice dismounts and run-ups. Pretty flat, well marked trails. Lots of paved trails for running, biking and walking. I would say the horse trail is easy, much more challenging in the winter when its super muddy and slick, probably not very interesting for a mountain biker, most interesting for cyclocross riders and single speed mountain biking.
Best ride is to start at the north end of the park, there is a parking lot right as you get off the East side of the river from the Wheatland ferry. I would suggest parking on the West side of the river and take your bike across the ferry.
The trails spend a lot of time along the Willamette river, lots of great beaches for swimming and picnicking in the summer.

NOTE: As of summer 2011 only walkers are free ride on the ferry, bikes are $1.00 each way, cars are $2.00 each way. They only accept cash, NO CREDIT OR DEBIT cards.

walking
5 years ago

Nice family walk area, also part of the waterway. Wouldn't call this a "mountain bike" area as there is NO mountain. If you park on the westside of the Willamette you can travel across the wheatland ferry (free for walkers/bikers) and into the park. Nice place for some water play as well.