Built in the mid-1800s to regulate the eastern border of the Grand Ronde Agency Coastal Reservation, Fort Yamhill represented a time of transition for the people of the Northwest. The fort served to ease tension between settlers and natives, protect both populations and control traffic between them. Times were hard for all. Native Americans from five tribes were moved from their homes to the reservation - a confinement that imposed a new spoken language and white man's rules. Enlisted soldiers fought hunger, rain, isolation and monotony. Desertion was common, but the rough country usually drove deserters back to duty. Visiting Fort Yamhill today offers an insight into the physical and emotional hardships endured by all the people involved, as well as the emotional tone of the state from 1856-1866. Exhibits and cultural restoration are provided in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Nice gentle walk not to far away.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail for our walking 2 and 3 year olds. Latrine facilities were very clean. Beautiful view and lots of heritage!

5 months ago

Trail is kept up very well. Is pretty short, but you learn some history.

walking
6 months ago

I recommend you don't take the old Fort road. keep going 1/4 mile to Fort Yamhill. the site is small. lots of parking and bathrooms. There is a bit of an incline but the trails are well groomed.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

nothing is here anymore but the trail is still nice.

hiking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015