Woodland Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waldport, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Located in the center of Waldport, the Woodland Trail takes you on a journey through a pristine forest and coastal habitat. At lower elevations, the wetter riparian areas attract water-loving plants such as sedges and rushes, while the drier uplands provide a firmer foothold for the Douglas Fir. Look for a variety in flora as you change elevation along this 1.3 mile (roundtrip) moderate hike. See Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce, huge nursery stumps, the creek and a variety of wildlife. Wildlife ranges from birds and amphibians to squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and a rare sightings of bear or cougar.
This is a great trail if you want an easy to find and easy to maneuver hike. The trailhead is in Waldport, next to an athletic field. You walk on and by an underground sewer line the city put in to service area neighborhoods.
Great woodland views as you cross babbling brooks. Some steeper parts of the trail but nothing too difficult. They've done a good job putting in culverts but there are still wet spots.
Also lots of little side trails too.
Nice walk in the woods, but nothing spectacular. Nearby construction with hammering and yelling overwhelmed the sound of the songbirds. Won't walk this one again.
The hike was just okay, but the trails were not well marked and it was hard to tell which way to go.
this is a wonderful 1 hour hiking trail right in the middle of Waldport. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well maintained and offers a bit of climbing but nothing too strenuous. The woods are lovely and varied; there are benches to enjoy the scenery and restrooms as well. A real gem!
Waldport's exceptional Woodland Trail meanders through an old growth forest, surrounded by the village. It connects the old downtown area with the newer hilltop residential area along Crestline Drive.
The trail is broad and well drained, and soft underfoot, snce the entire surface is covered with hardwood chips. The upper sections of the trail, accessible from any of five trailheadss, is enhanced in the spring by wild rhododendrn blooms. The lower section of trail winds through old-growth forest beside the Red River, passing many huge nurse stumps, and lined with ferns, skunk cabbage, and evergreen huckleberry. To access the trail from downtown, park at the west end of the ball fields near the Post Office, and follow the signs. Enjoy!