Enchanted Valley Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Enchanted Valley Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Florence, 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.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

The drive in on Mercer Lake rd is almost one lane and dangerous. Be ready to slam on the breaks as people often cut the blind corners. Make sure your lights are on. The trail is mud until Spring, early summer the grass and weeds are 6 feet tall with massive mosquitoes. After they cut the grass which is not every year its very hard to walk as there are piles of grass on the trail. After living here and walking the trail for 20 years I find it funny someone would mention the wildlife. Something I have noticed is there is very little Wildlife. My theory is that as a Dairy Farm in the past they sprayed a lot of chemicals to kill weeds and grow grass for cows. The wildlife you will see are Bears because yes they also like the berries. I once saw an owl. Stay away from this area during hunting season as wounded bears are very dangerous.

hiking
3 months ago

To clarify a good place to start on the trail: Follow Mercer Lake Rd along the lake until it becomes Mercer View Dr. Take Twin Fawn Dr which forks off to the left. There is a sign that says no turnaround, but ignore that. Follow Twin Fawn Dr until the end where there is a turnaround (for cars, not long RVs) and parking for the trail. On 9/6/17 it was a fine trail with no obstacles (and lots of ripe berries). It was mowed grass and in the sun for the first 0.5 miles, then the trail crossed a bridge and went into a cool arch of trees.

hiking
7 months ago

Muddy as all hell, and don't forget the insect repellent. Fair bit of fallen tree branches (not simple logs, like big messes of branches like from a storm) and a few creeks that were not crossable without getting in ankle-deep. Despite all that, I liked the area, I'd just like to see it maybe during a better time of year and with without the obstacles, lol.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Very easy hike! Really beautiful and lots of wildlife along with beautiful mushrooms in the fall.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

I took 3 dogs and my mother who has mobility issues. It was tough for her and a breeze for myself. Gorgeous views, lots of different kinds of mushrooms if you're there during the right time of year. Tons of wildlife which was lovely.

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The trail doesn't actually start when the map says it does. You have to keep driving up that hill, when it forks take a left and you are there. The only bad thing about the hike was finding it.

hiking
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Good short trail that follows a stream then cuts over and follows the edge of the forest.