Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Brookings, Oregon and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
137 feet

dogs on leash


7 months ago

Went in January 2017. Don't think it sees much action, but its a nice quiet looped trail for the dog and I.

Monday, July 24, 2017

i have to wonder if we found the wrong trail based on a review from a week ago. Being a loop we followed from the left side first. This trail has not been maintained in a very long time. Fully overgrown with fallen trees and brambles. We turned around after about 10 minutes. We tried from the right side. Same problem. We moved on to better horizons.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It' s an interpretive trail with a brochure explaining each of the numbered stops along the hike. We had an extremely bad winter and no doubt when the previous poster was there they hadn't cleaned it up yet. Now it's the most groomed trail I've seen in Oregon. It possibly wide enough for a sport type wheelchair. There are also a lot of benches along the way for the less mobile to rest. The hike would be great for more limited hikers or walkers and children.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sadly we got about 10 minutes into this trail and found it impassable due to over growth and fallen branches and we had to turn back. Could be because it's just after a rough winter. We saw some old growth trees on the drive in, but nothing really old in the short part of the hike we did do. Could be better trees further in if the path gets cleared.

Friday, March 25, 2016

This is an easy hike for all ages and abilities. There are brochures available at the trailhead that explain areas along the trail. It was very beautiful and peaceful.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Very informative trail guide at the trail head. Beautiful short hike.

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