Gnat Creek Trail

EASY 22 reviews

Gnat Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Astoria, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers 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
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

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21 days ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This hike tracked longer than stated, 7.2 mile. Great hike, but not all that easy. Children may struggle with the elevation change if you hike all the way to the end.
Great for trail running on the decent.

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6 months ago

6 months ago

8 months ago

Great spot for a short hike lots of beautiful scenery sights and sounds

8 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

The Gnat Creek Trail is the greatest resource for trail running on Highway 30, and perhaps in all of northwest Oregon! Awesome curves, hills, and forest; runnable year-round; solitude and inspiration await you! Try it, you'll love it! I do!!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The map is kind of confusing but a nice little hike

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Alright hike. Took out seven year old. Little more than 2.5 miles if you do the upper and lower together.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Very nice! Just right to let the terriers burn off some energy before walking around downtown Astoria. It took about 1.75 hours and there was enough incline to make my heart sit up and pay attention. No gnats! And s pretty spot by the creek near the end.

hiking
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

trail running
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This is an absolutely awesome trip through the woods! 100% runnable, a bit of mud in the winter, but usable year-round. I have run it dozens of times and rarely see another user. Highly recommend!

Friday, July 04, 2014

I did the upper portion of this trail past the hatchery. Once you leave the interpretative nature trail portion the trail narrows into a normal hiking trail. It follows along the ravine up the creek going through lovely stands of conifers. There is a fair amount of elevation gain on this portion, I'd put it at around 700 ft, and the trail was approx 2.5 miles long.