Fogarty Creek Loop is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Depoe Bay, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length3.4 miElevation gain751 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingWalkingBird watchingRunningDog friendlyForestViewsWildlife
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Note: As of 10/24/2020, users have reported active logging on the western section of this loop. You can currently only hike this route as an out and back. This Loop starts at Fogarty State Park, then heads up to graveled logging roads that are open to public for non-motorized traffic.

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Clara Conner
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Christopher Robin
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This should be removed, based on what other folks said I thought there would be some hiking possible. I walked for 5 minutes, and was in the middle of a logging operation.

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Brian White
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HikingPrivate property

DO NOT HIKE THIS TRAIL.IT IS PRIVATE LAND BEING LOGGED. I made the mistake of hiking this "loop" and was horrified by the clear-cut logging on the "trail" until I ran into an employee from the local water company who explained the loop is private property and is being actively worked. it's trespassing to go here and dangerous. Sharing because this throws all the "hikes" on all tails into question.

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Lynn Thompson
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The first part of the hike is pleasant enough, but there are frequent brush piles for future burns. Once you get to the fork, you are surrounded by clear cut. Left fork of the road is soon blocked by felled branches. Right fork becomes muddy. I was there on a Saturday afternoon and while there was no logging going on at the time, large machinery was parked along the road and additional pieces visible nearby. Because of the clear cut, the ocean is visible when it wouldn't otherwise be.

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Bryan Cathey
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Did 2 miles out to hairpin portion of trail and back. Good up hill climb going out, Not a trail, mainly logging roads. Good views and a decent quick workout.

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diego ortiz
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Loop closed at the end for logging. Had to turn around

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Don Row
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Bret Barnum
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Marginal trail. All logging roads but after being cooped up for several weeks it was nice to get some fresh air. A little foggy but great exercise. Careful ... lots of cougar scat around.

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Ed Onimus
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Hiking

This was a pretty decent hike along forest service roads. I saw slash piles along the first leg so it looks like active work is happening. I hiked this on a Sunday and saw no one. Nice view of the shoreline at the summit. Pretty steep decent so go right when you get to the loop.

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Stan Godyn
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Deep sand trail on beach, rock formations pretty cool. Agates!

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Jade Eyn
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Trail is definitely closed, but you can still go to the beach. 1 star because technically it’s closed. This trail needs to be removed.

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Cindy Adams
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love this trek, I live nearby...decent workout, fantastic views can't be beat, peaceful time in the woods, however I would not recommend for biking.

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Jolynn Meza Wynkoop
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Hiking

Update: Trail still closed

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Naomi McDonald
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Hiking

The trail is closed. They are cutting trees all along the trail.

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Matt Harada
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RunningRocky

The mapped route was correct but many of the off-shoot trails did not exist.

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Rhomas Hutch
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Not a trail, per se, but follows a series of logging roads into the hills behind the park. Moderate climb in parts on gravel and chipped rock. Beautiful interior forest sections and a couple great views of the coast from the top

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Suzanne Clegg
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Hiking

It’s a logging road. So many beautiful ancient forests in the area. This one is clear cut on the right and mono-culture woods on the left. Slightly better than walking through the suburbs but lacked the diversity and grandeur of so many nearby places. I did get a decent work out. Unpleasant walking on gravel the whole way. I think I prefer almost any other surface.

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Trevor Bavarskas
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Mountain biking

Should not be tagged as a mountain bike trail. Wasted an hour getting here and an hour driving back. Thanks AllTrails

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Jenny Welch
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Beautiful views when you get to the top! It was a tough hike for me as I’m out of shape, but I made it! I wish it did not have so much loose gravel as it’s difficult to keep balance so I would not recommend to those with bad knees. Also, it’s not dog friendly as their paws would get injured. If you’re looking for a beautiful view then make it to the top.

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Becky Gottlich
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RunningRocky

Good: Great views. Very peaceful. Great for kids or just plain hiking. Low traffic. Very close to Depot Bay Bad: Lots of dead end spots and easy to get lost if you don't have the app open. A little too rocky for trail running.

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Jacob Mecham
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For a couple of beginners, this trail was extremely difficult. We learned what 17% grade means - in my extra low gear, the front tire was coming up off the ground trying to go uphill. Well, that is our part of learning how to read a map. The biggest problem was all the loose, large rock. The trail is really logging roads, so not meant for biking- at least beginners.

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S B
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Lots of choices on which road to take, so use the map if you want to do the loop.

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Christopher Hall
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I decided to do the bigger loop, however after getting close to the end I found that a vital bit of connecting trail just didn’t exist. I backtracked to one of the unmarked logging roads and followed that, when it dead ended I followed a dry stream bed downhill until I found foggarty creek, then I had to ford the last half mile in the creek till I got to the parking lot. It was an adventure but my dogs did not appreciate the cold water haha. The whole thing was about 10 miles of walking including the backtracking. There are some great views westwards from the ridge line also.

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Mike Edwards
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Walked up a gravel road into a massive clear cut. Not sure if there used to be a trail here but now the area has been stamped by industrial logging. The parking area that visitors see is beautiful. A quarter mile up the logging road is devastation. Welcome to the true Oregon Coast.

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Sarah Serven
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This was a really great hike but I would rate it as moderate.

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Rob Stafford
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I wish I could give it a 3.5. I took my family on the hike because it was rated as easy; but due to the elevation gain and the rocky terrain I’d call it a moderate hike. It wasn’t a problem for me but my less experienced family struggled, which I hadn’t wanted them to. A moderate would have convinced me to take them elsewhere. That said....the trail scenery was beautiful, with a number of nice views to the ocean. There were dark, shaded areas as well as sections in the sun. Being in a logging area, there were sections with the forest cut down. I would recommend recording the hike with the app, and using a charged phone to track your progress. There are many logging roads and intersections, and tracking your progress can help you stay on the right path. This would make a nice training trail for a cross country runner....but I’d advise leaving your dog at home as the big and often sharp rocks could hurt paws. Good luck!

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Brian White
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Ben Evans
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Paul Quinn
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