Baskett Slough, Morgan Lake, Mount Baldy Trail

EASY 39 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.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

hiking
10 days ago

1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

love this trail!

7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

backpacking
Friday, July 15, 2016

good kids love it

hiking
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.

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

hiking
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.

hiking
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!