Baskett Bluff Loop

EASY 24 reviews

Baskett Bluff Loop is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Dallas, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.1 miles
183 feet

kid friendly



trail running





no dogs

A loop into the higher reaches of Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. This loop over Baskett Bluff gives an overview of many of the different types of habitat in Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge.

17 days ago

you actually can't trail run. beautiful scenery though.

1 month ago

Nice well kept trail a bit sparse on wildlife in mid afternoon and mid August lot of shade in the middle part of the trip - It’s documented as two trails but the loop meets the summit trail in the south west corner of the loop and it’s worth the side trip to the observation platform. I will be back in the fall and spring.

5 months ago

Very easy. Just like a still through the park

7 months ago

Simple and to the point. Beautiful view from the lookout. Our 4 year old walked the whole thing fine. 2 year old needed a little help but it's otherwise very family friendly. Trail Running is not accurate. No Jogging is allowed. Signs there explain why.

10 months ago

So glad I chose this as an alternative hike this morning. I can't wait to watch this area change with the seasons!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Would often hike this when I lived in Salem and Amity.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

An awesome view filled loop to walk. I only wish there was a warning about all the poison oak growing along the trail. Fortunately a fellow hiker warned me about it and another hiker on the trail actually pointed out what the poison oak looks like.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Naked hiking:
What a great day, better than expected warm and sunny.
When I arrived at the Baskett parking lot the lot was full of cars. Meaning lots of people out walking around enjoying the day.
We saw 3 groups’ hikers heading at the trailhead. Soon realized they were all going to the observation area. After passing the observation area trail we had the wildlife refuge to ourselves, we quickly felt comfortable to hike naked. The afternoon was warm and the sun felt great, after such a cold wet spring.
If felt liberating to be in a nature reserve wearing your skin, no petroleum based textiles except for our backs and shoes. If you believe we were created or in evolution, ether way the human body is a wonderful mix form and function it feels a shame to have to cover yourself, especially among such natural beauty.
The trails were all double track passing through fields and trees on the hill sides. The grassy fields allowed us the see the textiled hike along ways off, we had no problems being spotted and had plenty of time to slip on our shorts. During the hike we only past two groups a couple and a family of four. Towards the end of the hike we took a left which should have been a right and wandered off the trail. Simply remedied by walk across a field of waist high grass and back on the trail.
We walk naked over 3 miles in 2 hours we even got a little red. This was a great adventure, very enjoyable.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

No pets allowed.

trail running
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Easy trail running but we love it. It's beautiful out there you just have to stop and enjoy the scenery!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lots of snow still, makes the trees beautiful! Some parts were extra soupy but kids were fine. Had to move some limbs out of the way because had a baby on backpack. Saw bald eagle and deer. Kids liked it.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Very easy hike with the kids but still gets the muscles going. Took our five year old and front carried our 6 month old. During winter/snow it is pretty slippery but doable in sneakers, just be more cautious. Extremely beautiful views which make it all worth while. Lots of people we saw on the trail had their professional cameras out on tripods.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Beautiful day for a family hike.

Monday, May 28, 2012

A good beginner hike through trees and grasslands. A nice view from the platform. Kids really enjoyed it as a first hike.

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