Harris Ranch Trail to Drift Creek

MODERATE 11 reviews
#2 of 2 trails in

Harris Ranch Trail to Drift Creek is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waldport, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1676 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

muddy

old growth

Hike downhill through an old growth forest to a camp site and Drift Creek. This is a really nice hike through old growth trees. You start at the top and hike all downhill to an old homestead meadow, place to camp, and Drift Creek. The hike back is all up hill, but it never gets too steep to be considered difficult.

trail running
3 days ago

beautiful area but my little concern was the road up to the trail area was little rough also at the trail head people threw out poopy baby diapers, trash, wipes and sleeping bag. It will be nice if we always keep our Oregon Trail heads clean from trash. Overall beautiful area

Beautiful hike. Lots of big trees and river at the bottom. A bit of a work out coming back up but if your in average health you'll be ok just take it slow and steady. Lots of photo opportunities. Bring water and a lunch if you do it all at once. Our dogs loved it!

1 month ago

3 months ago

Make sure you have an off road vehicle and survival gear - and bear spray.

walking
3 months ago

Make sure you have an off road vehicle and survival gear - and bear spray.

backpacking
3 months ago

A really lovely secluded trail. The camp sites at the bottom of the trail are all creekside and very pretty, with plenty of good trees to string a hammock from. There's not too much to do when you get down there (as there aren't any other trails to explore), but bring along a hammock and a good book and you're all set.

backpacking
3 months ago

Brushy trail down to a beautiful creek full of crawdads. There are ten or so little campsites scattered throughout the forest along the creek. It's a little bit of a climb back out but worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

All downhill going in and uphill going back. Relatively easy hike. Nice old trees along the way and ends at a nice stream that is a great camping area. Check out the crayfish in the stream. There are not that many, so protect the few that are there for others to see.

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Tuesday, September 22, 2015