Bull of the Woods Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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Bull of the Woods Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estacada, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles
1194 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


11 months ago

Did this trail as part of a trip this weekend. Road in was in excellent condition. Trail was in good shape - some overgrowth and trees down but easily passable. Lots of wildflowers in bloom. Mosquitos are definitely a consideration! Spend the time to hike up for the stunning view from the fire lookout. Strong LTE cell signal if you're in the mood.

We stayed 2 lovely nights at Pansy Lake. Trail 549 down to Pansy Lake from 550 was rough but fine. Trails 558 and 551 between the lookout and Pansy Basin were in great shape.

Off trail 554, trail 555 Dickey Creek Trail toward Big Slide Lake was totally snowed over - though that was by far the most snow we encountered. Where trail 557 cuts off from 554 and goes down to Welcome Lakes seemed to be abandoned subsequent to what looked like a forest fire from a few years back?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fantastic hike up to the fire lookout with views of Mt St Helens, Rainier (faint), Adams, Hood, Jefferson, and the three sisters. One item you must have in your pack... insect repellent. The mosquitoes are everywhere. If you are a fan of views, this will make it on your list of favorites.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Awesome backpacking trip with great camp sites by lakes! We made one wrong turn though since our map was old and went up a very difficult trail that had been closed for a while... Other than that, it was pretty moderate and VERY beautiful! We did the loop going to Pansy lake then to Twin lakes (camped there) then head to Welcome lake, thats where we took a wrong turn... (camped there) then finished the loop back past pansy lake. It was about 20 miles total.

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