Baskett Slough, Morgan Lake, Mount Baldy Trail

EASY 47 reviews

Baskett Slough, Morgan Lake, Mount Baldy Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

5.1 miles
538 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers




no dogs

Short hiking trails in the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Baskett Slough has two trail heads. The main one is on Coville Road and is a one mile loop trail past an observation platform on top of Baskett Butte (Mt. Baldy) through Oak groves and farmlands and back to the main trail head. The other trail head is on Smithfield Rd. and is the seasonal Morgan Lake Trail. Hike from one trail head to the other and back.

3 months ago

A beautiful trail for a short hike or a long walk! We saw a bald eagle and lots of little snakes. The trail is not open currently but it still heavily trafficked.

4 months ago

Gorgeous views and serene location! Part of the hike is closed (per a sign) from October 1 to March due to preserving the wildlife. Get ready to treck in the mud and be prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Part of the hike (further down towards the lake) is pretty sunken in, but more inward, mud was not a problem. Breathtaking views during the open view part of the hike and amazing forest-like feels from the enclosed part of the hike.

7 months ago

good solo hike. the north end was not well marked. i went around mt baldy then east. came back along grass field back to parking lot.

7 months ago

The views were phenomenal and we saw some great wildlife while we were out today. It also had some decent climbs. The paths were not well maintained out near the lake and around the backside of Mt. Baldy. The path was also not marked and made it difficult to determine what the path was and what was a fire break or other paths.

7 months ago

This was a good hike that took me just under two hours (with lots of stopping for photos). The Osprey that live around Morgan Lake were beautiful and out in full force. I saw a few people while on the trail, but I was mostly walking alone and thought it was very peaceful.

11 months ago

love this trail!

Friday, November 11, 2016

My Mom and I love this trail due to the location and go several times during the year. Parts of the trail are closed throughout the year so definitely a late spring through summer is when you should go.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fun hike in an Oak Savanna forest. We saw an eagle on a snag, newts, deer sign, mushrooms, and lots of other birds while we were there. Great photo opportunities.

It's steep at the beginning, but kids could do it. The trail is not flat and can get muddy.

They have a pit toilet, but it's usually dirty as it's close to highway 22.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Beautiful area that allows for some incredible views of the local farmland as well as hills and mountains beyond. Many Canadian Geese around the lake, also. Good hike for beginners, but enjoyable for all.

Friday, July 15, 2016

good kids love it

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Warning: if your allergic to poison oak this is not a good hike. There is poison oak everywhere. A very simple and relaxing walk otherwise.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The beginning and the end of hike was not to great felt like I was going threw a farmers field. but the middle of it was nice ..but watch out for poison oak.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Hike was ok.... but got swarmed by mosquitos had to turn around 45 min in and I have well over a hundred bites on arms alone. Do not go without bug spray. I have never see anything like it.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Had a wonderful time! This was such a beautiful hike. I wouldn't say this was an easy hike I would say a little more towards Moderate. Got lost a couple of times but the while thing was worth it. Did almost 6 miles. Would so love to go again. The maps they provide are a little confusing which is why we got lost a couple of times but it was well worth it. Would most defiantly go back!

Friday, April 29, 2016

nice park , really liked the sunset

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Nice walk with a few people there. No way to get lost and get to enjoy the view. Kid friendly.

Monday, March 14, 2016

I always make a point to stop in and take in the view on the way to the coast! It's a good place to stretch the legs and take in the nature :)

Sunday, March 06, 2016

It was nice to walk a water bridge trail. Lots of water.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pretty easy trail with great hillside, barn and vineyard views. Bugs were a bit thick the first mile but after the tall grass by the pond they cleared out. Not many people and a perfect place for a morning or sunset stroll. Make sure you look up a map or directions first so you know where to park.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

My hike here was disastrous here for me and my ex last summer. The first half is great, but the 2nd half was dreadful. Admittedly, we didn't have a map or compass, but we figured it'd be strait forward.

If you go here, go on the trail and just come back when it turns into farmland. It was hot, and there were flying misquotes and a variety of bugs along the "trail" and we ended up walking 6 miles around the park back to my car. Don't plan on going back, but on the flipside it would be much more enjoyable if you knew the trail already, had directions, and are interested in birding. This apparently is a well known bird watching area (the trail head marker even gave some info on the types of birds I believe).

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