Hiked this on Sunday 10/8/17. Pretty trail- mixed growth trees, huge sword ferns and Oregon grape.
Trail starts of wide, graveled, and leisurely. You reach the loop about 1.3miles in. Once you hit the loop the (left fork) trail becomes single track. I saw two groups of mushroom gathers and two bikers, no other hikers. With a detour to the Cummins Basin viewpoint my hike totaled 6.8 miles; with 1188 vertical ascent.

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1 month ago

Nice trail. Views limited but very nice dense woods and shady!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Did the loop clockwise, great but watch for bikers. saw a spotted owl about 1/2 mile from the trailhead, awesome.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

We mistook this trail for the Cummings Creek Trail to the north near Cape Perpetua, but once we were there we decided to do it anyway. We started it from the Strawberry Hill side and worked our way East, and it is very shaded and has a lot of beauty to offer. We saw a large mommy elk and her baby which was a wonderful surprise. However, about 3 + miles in the overgrowth got to be too much for our bare legs and my son and father got scratched up pretty good. It has been three days and he still has them. When we got to the part where there was nothing but over growth and spider webs, my 14 year old son had enough. If one is wearing pants it would have helped a lot.

This trail is clearly not used often and it had not a soul in sight the entire time until when we had come back, and it was a gentleman who hadn't even gone as far as we did (maybe a 1/4 of the distance). I think the shrinking trail got him.

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3 months ago

Well maintained, quiet trail. After the first mile, it climbs quite a bit and will get your heart going...but it's definitely not a hard trail. Take your time and enjoy the awesome trees and flowers :) Best part for me was that I didn't see anyone until the last 10 minutes. So nice to get away from the coastal crowds!

So I started at Cummins Creek Trail, then split and went up the Cummins Ridge Trail. That was super steep climb, but then towards the end really opened up and there was a great view of everything. See the picture I posted to experience the view. Easy to find, big parking lot, little muddy but that's what boots are for!

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5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

The meadow was spectacular and the view was beautiful. A nice spring west coast day.

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7 months ago

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9 months ago

We did this on the return side from cooks ridge trail. It was all down hill for us but can imagine it would would be a tough trek up. be sure to take the .1 mile spur to see the Cummings creek basin. fabulous view of the ridges and the ocean.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

awesome trails definitely will go again dog friendly