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Diane Kwon reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Hiked this on a beautifully sunny day! Some parts were muddy, and it was quite windy towards

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Clara Conner reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Morgan Murphy reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Amazing pretty muddy in some places but overall amazing

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cody weaver reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Backpacking

To be clear, there were two trailheads. There is a shorter one but it is now gated with a private property or no trespassing sign. it’s very muddy in wet seasons. If you google map gods thumb/ the knoll trailhead, you will be on the longer trail, but will get to see the knoll and have a great hike on a nice trail! Little muddy here and there, but it is the Pacific Northwest. And yes, a portion of the trail is on private property, and the signs just asks ppl to be respectful and mindful. I hope this clears up some of the confusion.

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melanie birch reviewed Harris Ranch Trail to Drift Creek
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Forest road (#3446, Risley Creek Road) was a little treacherous, but nothing my Honda Pilot couldn't handle. Lots of potholes, especially very large ones, once you turn off the main forest road and head down a narrow but brief dirt road leading to the parking lot for Harris Ranch trailhead. There-and-back best described as down-and-up. Very beautiful old growth forest dominated by an array of mixed conifer and deciduous species, as well as ericaceous shrubs and a variety of ferns (to say the least). It was fun to descend down towards the creek from above and navigate through varying habitat types that are evidently influenced by elevation, the presence of water, and the attenuation of sunlight through the treetop canopy. Campsites appeared clean and free of debris, which made me proud of my fellow humans.

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WalkingGreat!

Great trails very well kept and much much more then the parking makes it look like. A very small section closed but you still have over 3 miles of walking round trip. Great place to come and breath fresh air like it's meant to be. Spot some cool wildlife, stop at a few benches or venture through the trail to the beach. Only spotted one pile left for dogs that was nice to see people doing a great job picking up. A few spots for dog baggies if needed. Just a beautiful place.

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Pannapat Chanpaisaeng reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Nathan Roegner reviewed Cape Mountain Loop
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Jack Horab reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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02\27 Conditions were pretty bad. Few made the treacherous trek to the top while most watched from a distance. Very slick on the narrow trail leading up to the thumb, but if you can get passed that you are in the clear. Expect to see mud throughout the trail and once you reach the thumb it only gets worse before it gets better. Having said that reaching the top is totally worth it.

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Brandi Bundy reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Zachary Khan reviewed Horse Creek Trail
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BackpackingGreat!

Amazing hike in a rainforest setting

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Mark User reviewed Gnat Creek Trail
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Chris Watson reviewed Gnat Creek Trail
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Nice easy trail for the first 2.5 miles then the last mile is covered by a lot of fallen trees.

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Wendy Chamberlain reviewed Gnat Creek Trail
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Oregon's version of Fangorn Forest throughout, in fact, i think I saw a hobbit. I definitely saw Bigfoot. First section keep one eye on the ground. Lots of roots and rocks. you'll hear water most of the way which is lovely The last mile or so is pretty intense.. lots of downed trees,, and not just big trunks u can climb under or over but little guys with branches that like to rip your clothes. The little 'bridge' near the end is unstable so b careful. Honestly the ending isn't worth the struggle to get there. better off waiting till the trail has been cleared. be prepared to get really dirty and bring a saw!!! :)

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Jessica Jones reviewed Gnat Creek Trail
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I would normally give this hike five stars. However, due to the recent storms the last mile or so is basically constant down trees. It’s dangerous and slick. Don’t take kids or people that can’t handle some serious downed trees the last mile or so! It’s really a bummer because it’s very beautiful and an easy hike normally.

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Kathy Lopez reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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HikingMuddy

Very very very muddy this time of year be careful on the way down as it’s very slippery. Definitely recommend bringing waterproof hiking shoes.

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Jammie Eastham reviewed Gnat Creek Trail
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It is absolutely beautiful.

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HikingMuddy

We were on our way to the trail when we were reading the bad reviews (trespassing warnings) so almost turned around but decided to go check it out. 1- this is not private property. There is a small portion of the trail that is private with permission granted for use. The signs clearly state this permission being granted. 2- that portion of the trail is a mile in from one of the entrances. You don’t have to go through private property to begin the trail whatsoever. 3-There is signage stating it’s a Lincoln county hiking trail so don’t be discouraged by inaccurate reviews. Lastly, we went in February and it was muddy but worth it. Be prepared for slick terrain. Also, we saw cougar tracks several times throughout the trail and heard about a sighting a few months back. Be careful with small children and pets and be sure to make plenty of noise on the trail. I definitely wouldn’t do it alone with the many tracks we saw.

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Nuria Dawn reviewed Gnat Creek Trail
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Lovely trail in the snow. About 3-5” deep here and no other human tracks. You can here hwy 30 on and off depending on your proximity to the creek. The hwy crossing at about a mile in was ok, but the trail signage was a bit unclear around the hatchery. Maybe less clear because of the snow.

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Angie Kirschman reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Hiked this late afternoon on 2/9 It was the perfect sunny day! -parking was no problem, there were only 5 cars in the lot including ours but it’s not a huge lot so I could see this filling up quickly on a busy day -like everyone else has mentioned expect lots of mud. Wearing gaiters helped a ton and we used our crampons for the ascent/descent of the actual knoll -we lucked out and only passed 4 groups of ppl who were all coming down. We had the whole knoll to ourselves for golden hour. This is one of those hikes that far exceeded our already high expectations! -at one point we came to a fork with a posted sign stating something about the privacy of the trail, with no indication which side of the trail to actually take. This being our 1st time on the trail we were confused but followed the downloaded map we had to the right. We were skeptical for a moment when we saw a bunch of downed trees on the trail but eventually made it to the destination so it worked out. But if any previous or local hikers can give more insight on the sign or fork that might be helpful for other first timers on this trail. -if heights freak you out a little this one might scare you for a minute when you first see the knoll. TBH heights kinda freak me out even tho I’ve done plenty of summits (but for example I couldn’t finish Mt. Storm King :( ) since we were so close to the end I pushed ahead anyway. Super glad I did, it was a lot less nerve wracking than I expected. -the views are sweet and worth every muddy step. We got lucky and saw 2 bald eagles fly over head while at the top! -also worth mentioning we tracked this at closer to 5.5 miles instead of the 4.2 here in all trails

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Kody Brown reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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HikingMuddy

Very muddy, but it’s February. So we went prepared to get wet and muddy. Not a terribly difficult hike besides slipping in the mud. Had a good little incline here and there but overall it’s a great hike for beginners.

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Marcie McAuliffe reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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HikingMuddyOff trail

Went Wed 2/10 after no rain for a couple days. Still very muddy. We’re glad we had hiking sticks. Wouldn’t recommend this trail after or during recent rain. Crossing the narrow spine to the Thumb would seem to be scary if the trail was crowded. The view on the Knoll and on God’s Thumb is stunning which makes it worthwhile.

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Damon Kocherhans reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Hiking

Very muddy as everyone says, but nice views!

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Lexa Hayes reviewed Gnat Creek Trail
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Nature tripsGreat!Muddy

I took my 3 children, ages 8, 3 and 9 months. We had a great time! It was pretty muddy in some areas but it was a really fun time for all of us! There were quite a few people about, which we didn’t expect because it was pouring rain but everyone was friendly :)

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Susie Wright reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. A little muddy but what do you expect in February? There were quite a few down trees but easily navigated around.

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Shayla Faaletonu reviewed God's Thumb via The Knoll
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Nature tripsMuddyOver grownWashed out

Trail was muddy. Probably wouldn’t recommend it for Early winter hike unless you have hiking boots and spikes to make it all the way to the end. The trail to the top of Gods Thumb is narrow and very steep so.

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