Gales Creek Trail

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Gales Creek Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Gales Creek, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2532 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

blowdown

1 month ago

The most basic trail you could imagine. Any pictures of the creek are at the campground but the creek isn't really accessible from the trail. Nothing to see, boring even for trail running or mountain biking.

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6 months ago

Great for mountain biking since mountain bikers are typically the only ones who show up for trail maintenance days.

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

A lot of different trails to explore here. Can be pretty muddy and slick when it's not really dry out. Spacious campsites in the area.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Amazing things to be seen here if you have a good eye.

hiking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Trail is well used by bicycles, so stay on alert. Two weeks ago we cleared four downed trees on the portion from Gales Creek Camp to Bell Camp Road; but just last weekend there are two freshly downed trees across the portion up to Summit Trailhead. Stay on alert during the wet season as I heard a tree come down as I was walking to summit last week, just on the opposite of the stream.

Friday, November 28, 2014

I have hiked on this trail several times. It has several side trails that offer new sights so you can return many times with different experiences every time. it countours a beautiful floodplain of Gales Creek.

hiking
Monday, May 26, 2014

Beautiful trail. A lot of hills if you start down at the campground. Our second hike this year. The day before we did 8 miles in Forest Park so we were a little sore from that.
All in all, great hike if you're looking for an up and down trail.

hiking
Saturday, January 19, 2013

Did this with my 3 year old in the snow, It was pretty fun and peaceful. A great place to beavers at work in the creek below. The trail, although packed snow was great and was great for a winter exploration.

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Sunday, August 05, 2012

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Went on 4/23/11 and there were a lot of signs saying the trail was closed due to weather damage but we went a few miles back with no issues. It was nice to have the creek along side of us and I really enjoyed the hike back as it seemed like a breeze. Hiked with our 7/10 yr olds. We all had a blast!

hiking
Sunday, September 26, 2010

Easy to medium trail following a small creek. Connects with several other trails. We started at Summit Trailhead and made a 6 mile loop, instead of the 4 mile round trip. August would be an excellent time to go, because there are lots of huckleberry bushes. Dogs and mountain bikes share the trail.

mountain biking
Saturday, May 13, 2006