Goodman Trail

MODERATE 100 reviews
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Goodman Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dexter, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
997 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

A well wooded trail that runs along side an inlet. After a brief climb, the trail crosses a few small creek beds before taking you through tall trees and fern lined views. Just short of two miles in, you will come across a small waterfall, that is very rewarding to your hike. Continue to the right just a few hundred yards to a large log bridge and Goodman Creek. Great picnic spot and turn around.

4 days ago

We enjoyed this trail thru the Old Growth Willamette Forest. A little over two miles in is the Goodman creek and has a cute little waterfall and swimming hole. We took the Goodman Creek fork. Little muddy in spots but trail is in good condition. Lots of wild flowers we enjoyed this hike. Will be back to do one of the other seven hikes off this trail.

13 days ago

hiked to the waterfall (more like a tall rapid) yesterday. The trail was decently maintained with only a tree or two over the trail but boy was it slick and muddy in some spots. Luckily I was the only one with a decent pair of boots and didn't take any spills but my two friends weren't so lucky.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail! Connects to other trails. Muddy this time of year; first 1-1.5 miles had very muddy patches. Gorgeous forest hike by the water.

hiking
1 month ago

Muddy this time of year but a great rainy day hike. Tons of other trails going off the same junction. Will definitely be going back to explore some of the other ones.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a beautiful and easy to follow trail, but very, very muddy right now. Also, the first creek you'll come to does not have a bridge, just a few large stones to step on to make your way across. (Careful, they're slick!)

hiking
3 months ago

This is my favorite trail year round, though it can get a bit muddy in the winter and spring. The trail offers nice views of multiple creeks.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of fun. A bit muddy in spots but it’s December, it’s expected to be muddy. We went to the second foot bridge. Great way to spend the last day of 2017

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this trail! Wish we would have had time to hike all the way to Eagles Rest!! It's so picturesque in the fall!! Great work out! We got the the gravel road and picked the trail back up for about a half mile and then turned back. Nice and quite for a Saturday!!

7 months ago

Beautiful views, serene hike, family-friendly. This is one of our favorites near Eugene!

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this trail! A little narrow and overgrown in some places, but beautiful scenery. The trail is definitely longer that 5.6 miles total. We turned around before the trail ended and we did 7.25 miles total.

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous trail! I went on a Friday afternoon and saw nobody else, so be aware of that! made it about 2 miles in and found a nice little waterfall with pool to cool off in. Will definitely do it again!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail. A portion of the path towards the end is still really wet and muddy.

trail running
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nicely kept trail!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Excellent trek. Beautiful creek. Still a good number of muddy spots on the trail. Lots of fragrant wildflowers mid-May.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

nice easy trail. very muddy today 4/16/17.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hard to find with little road markers. Stay left at the fork about 2.5 miles up. Very muddy but a fun and pretty hike.

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Beautiful forest trail. Very muddy in the off season and early spring. Multiple trees have fallen across the trail from the resent storms.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Completed mid March 2017. Muddy, steep, and beautiful. Loved it.

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

3/11/17 Great Hike. Super Muddy, and there's multiple trees down on the trail. These obstacles made it more fun for me; but if you're not prepared to hike in mud/flooded trails I recommend waiting till this trail drys out.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Lovely hike. Super muddy but quiet and beautiful.

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We went in November and it was wet but not too muddy. We also turned around at the log bridge so it was just about 4 miles round trip. The ending log bridge with its pebbly beach is great for kids to hang out in after the journey for lunch.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Nice trail, not too difficult, but a bit wet mid-February---will try again when dryer

Friday, November 25, 2016

This trail is much longer than the app states, probably by about a mile. Several parts of the trail were poorly kept and at one point, there was no way across the creek without risking to go in. Following a road back in my book does not count as a loop trail and I even had to walk right next to the highway to get back to the trailhead. As for the sights, there's not much of the creek.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Great hike. Mostly shaded.Not very well marked but the path it's pretty easy to "decypher". Bearly saw anybody on the trail.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fantastic trail, especially if you go all the way to the top.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Trail is mostly shaded by trees and brush with small glimpse of the sun. I didn't run into any waterfalls, however there were a few streams and ponds. Half way into hike is a small lookout, which I guess is the view. Very beautiful. The hike is very strenuous, so I would recommend to stretch prior to hike.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

it was a blast.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Awesome trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

What a beautiful treat after a nice hike through the forest.

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