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nature trips
1 day ago

Absolutely serene, gorgeous, and amazing. Great trail, lots to see, songbirds, and amazing water sights and sounds.

paddle sports
3 days ago

Took us about 5 hours, taking our time. Little to no current when we went early in the day. Lots of log snags and dam portage, which added to the fun. Saw the river otters and lots of egrets, ospreys, and kingfishers. Really a relaxing float.

Cute little trail.... fun stop to get out and stretch the legs!

We thoroughly enjoyed this trail. As my first hike at 64 it seemed difficult to me. We had been doing some town walks of 3 to 4 miles but they seemed like a piece of cake in comparison. Will do this trail again someday

Shown map is incorrect. I uploaded a map of trails as a photo. Several connecting trails to choose your route. All forest trails. Well maintained trails. Quiet.

has such a great time looking out the new decks over the marsh. Nobody on the trails. beautiful walk and so well kept. We will be back with a sack lunch next time.

This was a great short hike, easy for all

on Sweet Creek Trail

walking
14 days ago

Beautiful!

hiking
16 days ago

was a nice easy off the road trek after lunch. relaxing as not to many people can park and be down there at one time.

walking
16 days ago

Fun and easy trail. Great views and access to the beach.

Beautiful hike. I would suggest getting there by 10 am to beat the crowds. This time of year it was dried up quite a bit so the waterfàlls don't look as powerful. Next time I will go at the very beginning of Sumner.

This is a beautiful trail that covers the Oregon gamut (minus redwood trees). There’s a beautiful moss covered forest, streams, beaver dams, a lighthouse, hobbit holes and a misty expanse of beach with driftwood and interesting features. We added the lighthouse hike to the loop and it changed it from a walk (sometimes people in flip flops carrying beach chairs) to a hike (vertical gain through starkly dry and rain forest areas). The negative here was the road noise from the 101, which runs through the middle of the hike.

Love this gorgeous place. We hiked to the beach with the pup. Broad expanses, sand formations, shadows from the drifting fog. Followed the trail markers on the way out, on the way back took the high dunes. Peaceful adventuring in an amazing location. Will be back.

hiking
19 days ago

We took our dogs here for a beautiful morning walk. I did read reviews prior and made sure to drive up the road further to get to the trailhead. A few RVs were camped up there but there was still plenty of parking for hikers. The trails are deeply covered in trees and it splits off to other trails. Trail maps are located throughout the trail.

Very easy trail looping around the lake. A campground surrounds the east side of the lake, so it's not as quiet and secluded as I thought it might be, but was still peaceful enough for a nice walk. Would make a great place for an afternoon picnic.

The trail is a little “wild” there are quite a few fallen trees and a few overgrown areas, but overall it is a nice easy day hike. The entire trail is shaded and while there is no great sweeping ocean view at the top there are some great little views along the way so be sure to keep a look out for them!

22 days ago

This place is GORGEOUS! We will definitely be going back. We were warned about the bad roads Google maps wants to take us, so here are the directions we found that were much better. From Eugene, drive 33 miles west on Hwy 126. Between milepost 26 and 27 turn at the Whittaker Creek Rec area sign. After 1.6 miles turn right and cross a bridge. Drive 1.5 miles and fork left onto Dunn Ridge Road and continue 7 miles to a T-shaped junction which marks the end of pavement. Turn left onto Knowles Creek Rd for 2.7 miles and then turn right onto paved Road 23 for another 1.6 miles. Finally turn right onto paved Rd 919 for 2.8 miles to the trail head parking area on your right.

hiking
23 days ago

Went on both trails with my wife and 3 teenagers. 5 stars well worth it. Interesting history also.

Nice hike up a gravel path/road to the light house. Beautiful lighthouse and views.

hiking
25 days ago

The map displayed in the homestead trailhead suggests that after reaching Sweet Creek Falls one can go east and get to Beaver Creek falls. The trick is that in order to get there, one should cross the creek in Sweet Falls area and take the trail uphill. Of course, one can simply drive south and hike to Beaver Falls from the bridge.

Quite a drive! wasn't awesome in a Toyota Corolla. Definitely follow the Forest Service directions to actually find it. Beautiful! I've been there twice.

This is one of our favorite trails. We have visited Sweet Creek in every season and it is beautiful every time. Fun to see the water a bit lower so we could explore on the rocks. Parking is limited so arrive before 10:30 am on the weekend.

the mapping for this trail is severely incorrect and my daughter and I ended up on a BLM logging trail, and very disappointing. if you attempt to locate, please stop before you hit the BLM roads.

hiking
27 days ago

Lots of fallen trees in the way and overgrown areas

hiking
29 days ago

I explored this trail in October of 2017. I enjoyed it so much I nicknamed it the Pacific Coast Playground! Lots to explore here!

Lovely walk along the beach.. trails diverge South end at the road and you can walk to the light house.

I added on the lighthouse trail to make it 6.6 miles. From forest to beach to vistas to the lighthouse this is worth a stop. Most don’t do the China Creek Loop and it was beautiful.

Great hike, very pretty and beautiful views! We did stumble upon a RATTLESNAKE in the middle of the path on our way back to our cars though!!! I was grateful in this moment that I hadn’t brought my dog, who would’ve surely been curious and possibly bitten. It was nearly 9pm and just up from the parking lot. I’ve lived in Oregon and this valley for most of my life and this was my very first run in. So just be aware that they’re out there lol! Aside from the adrenaline rush to cap off our hike, it was a great evening, beautiful sunset and just what we were looking for.

My friend and I hiked this trail today after a long day hiking Kentucky Falls and then on to the Florence for some RR! I must say that it has been years since we had visited this marvelous little wonder!! It’s funny the beauty you can miss with kids, dogs and too many people. Soooo glad we stopped on our way out!! What a great way to end our day!! It is definitely a “Must Go!!” Next time we will go out to picnic!!
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Nice, easy hike. There were signs for bees, but we did not encounter any. The trail was very well maintained. There were lots of boardwalks and viewing areas. The visitor center is closed on Monday which meant the bathrooms were closed. We gave this a 4-star because there were lots of options on ways to go, but without a map, it was not clear on how to complete the loop.

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