Hardesty Trail to Ridge Trail Loop

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Hardesty Trail to Ridge Trail Loop is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Linnton, Oregon that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1020 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice alternative to the out and back Ridge trail, starting at the same location on the west side of the St. Johns bridge. Begin on the Ridge trail and take the fork onto the Wildwood trail to Hardesty trail. At the top of the Hardesty trail walk the unfinished forest access Oil Line road back to the top of the Ridge trail and descend to your start position.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Very pretty, family friendly hike:)!

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy trail, easily followed

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Did the top loop today from Fire Lane 7. Great elevation changes, glimpses of the river below, and a good workout.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Got an early start and made it to the trailhead by 6:45, parts of the trail are pretty muddy from all the rain that we have had but it is less trafficked than other parts of Forest Park. Had a little bit of snow at the higher elevations that made for a peaceful morning walk.

hiking
6 months ago