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Four County Point Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Vernonia, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 127 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Blowdown Over grown
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Patrick W.
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HikingMuddy

An easy trail that our dogs enjoyed. You can hear the rush of cars from the highway, as well as the public shooting range nearby. Access to the creek is the highlight, as it's very peaceful down there. Not much traffic on the trail; on a Sunday afternoon we encountered two people total.

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Matti Mac
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Hiking

Forgot to turn the recording on so missed about 1 mile. Four County is for the four counties that intersect at the plaque. Worth doing once. Good place to get the dog out of the car. There’s a deep log jam in the creek just small enough for your dog to get into and have trouble getting out. Watch out for roots on the trail; just when you think you’ve cleared one another appears to trip you. Otherwise trail was pretty clear. Wooded and shady. The noise level is much like the Wildwood trail, except for the guns. We didn’t heari those u til about 2/3rds into it.

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PhLo M
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Hiking

Not as bad as I expected from previous reviews about the noise. I heard the same - traffic & guns - but they weren't enough to be bothersome. The four county plaque at the end was not the most interesting destination. I enjoyed the creek access points the most. The trail was quite overgrown.

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Eve Welcome
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HikingBugsMuddy

Easy trail. A bit muddy in a few spots. I agree that the noise from the shooting range hurt the immersion as did the noise from the highway.

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Laura Isaacson
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WalkingBugs

Easy peasy - but hard to hear that birds over the traffic from the highway on one side and what appears to be a shooting range on the other. If you’re headed to the coast and want to get out and stretch your legs, this trail is great for all skill levels. But - if you’re trying to clear your head and get out into the woods where the only thing you hear is the forest, you may want to pick another trail.

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Mark Ashby
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Hiking

Very nice and easy trail. Like others, I found the trail a little confusing at the start. The sign says Four Point in one direction and Wolf Creek Loop in the other direction. If you record this hike it doesn’t self verify due to the trail starting at what I assume in the eastern most side of Wolf Creek...not at the Four Points trail head T sign. Anyway, it’s a nice hike with beautiful views.

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zalena miller
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Only reason I didn't give the trail a better rating was because there was LOTS of gun fire and you could hear the traffic. Easy walk. Just isn't a place to go if you want to fully enjoy nature.

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Heather Ryan
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Hiking

Nice easy trail to do w/ little ones. Great river access to play & eat by the water. Too much gunfire due to proximity to shooting range. Kills the nature feel.

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Shannon Van Horn
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HikingMuddy
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Leigh Reilly Brant
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Trail head is marked but once you get in there is no sign which way the trail goes.. go to the left. This app helped me go the right way though. Sections of the trail are slightly over grown but nothing that stopped myself, 2yr and 5yr from continuing.

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Jewelee Spencer
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Easy in and out, my 6 year old had no problem doing this hike. Lots of gun fire from the rock quarry but it didn’t bother us at all. We did try to go to the right instead of left due to no signs but this map on the app helped get us going the right direction.

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Joe Mcclintic
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Nice hike, but the trails are not marked clearly.

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Holly Jeffrey
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Easy out and back hike, not a loop. Took us about 30 minutes to complete. Trail needs some TLC, had to navigate over downed trees. Kids loved being able to be in four counties at once. Could hear lots of gunshots off...way off...in the distance, probably target practice in the quarry to the north. Didn’t dampen our spirits at all.

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Rebecca Ray
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Not a looper but a nice easy trail with a creek view. Less than a hr

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Bryan Mabe
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Hiking

Easy hike for little beginners. Took my son (3 yrs old) on his first official hike here. It was very fun watching him explore and enjoy the outdoors as much as I do. But those gunshots. Those damn gunshots. I get it. Folks want to shoot their guns and there may be some isolated places to do so, but so close to a public hiking trail? It's too bad too. Because this is one of these easy hikes to just blow off steam from being on the highway. But not with the gunshots.

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Ken Tierney
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Hiking

Interesting little "hike" to an interesting point in Oregon. Not worth going for this hike alone, but worth stopping by on the way to or from another hike.

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Scott Unrein
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Hiking

We hiked this with two 7 year olds and a toddler. They managed fine, but the overgrowth made some parts of the trail tiresome to navigate. Needed a machete with me! The creek is nice and fun for the kids to explore. Seems like a firing range might be in the vicinity. Less than idyllic with gunfire in the distance.

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Melissa Rene
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Must be a hunting area or something nearby. Lots of gunshots. Otherwise, typical woodland trail.

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Laura Sable
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Super short easy trail that leads to a flat marker on the ground at the four county point. The whole hike was punctuated by the sound of gunshots; I never saw anyone but could hear people firing guns nearby the entire time. Not the vibe I seek while hiking.

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Tom Sedory
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Walking

A typical trail in the forest, but the road noise from US 26 and the logging trucks, plus no views detract from this experience. The only real interest is the USGS marker at the four county corner point.

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Jennifer Rystrom
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Hiking

Nice trail. Clear. Easy. Out and back took about 40 mins. The marker at the end was pretty dirty and hard to read. The trail was a little confusing at the beginning. From the trailhead, take the trail to the left. The right loops around to the road.

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Paul Pulliam
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Walking

An easy, simple trail that has the fun of being the only place in Oregon where you can be in four counties at once. A nice break on highway 26 coming from or going to the coast.

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Julie Rohrer
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Hiking

This is a very short trail for a quick walk. It is not very strenuous. It does have some beautiful nature in it: Wolf Creek which runs by - has the clearest water I've seen. There are beavers that have built a little dam there as well. If you're looking to stretch your legs for a few minutes and see some beautiful nature, this is the stop for you. If you'd like an even more beautiful and longer hike, proceed West on the same highway 6 miles to the Sunset rest Area where the Steam Donkey Trailhead is (not included in All Trails). It has a longer walk with just beautiful greenery.

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Derek Runberg
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Hiking

Trailhead is a little bit of a knot, make sure that you head west on the old utility access road. If you take the "trail" make sure that you head west...it ends up connection back up to the old road anyways. It was a great hike, spent some time down at the creek throwing rocks and exploring as well. A few fallen trees, but that is to be expected in the winter season.

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Spencer Cleland
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Hiking

This trail is short, but great if you are taking a trip to the beach and need a quick stop for the dogs. This trail is also neat because when you get to the end you end up standing in 4 different counties in Oregon. Other than that the trail is boring and short but great for a quick hiking spot off the highway.

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Ann Tierney-Ornie
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Hiking

The trail was pretty overgrown in parts... It basically just takes you through trees, and gives you no views of the creek. It was overcast when we did it, so maybe it's much prettier when the sun peeks through.

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Cheryl McNeill
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Nice short hike. A little over grown and too near the highway, but fun nevertheless.

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Jennifer Phillips
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Anna Doty
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