Hobbit Trail and China Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 60 reviews

Hobbit Trail and China Creek Trail Loop is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Florence, 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
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
495 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

muddy

This loop trail is part of Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park. The trails are well marked and maintained. The Hobbit Trail has small chutes and openings in the sand and vegetation at the end of the trail that you must go through to make access onto the beach. Children especially love this fun adventure. There are several Hobbit holes to pick from besides the main one and provides some different options. China Creek trail meanders through some beautiful moss covered lush green forests and has a few crossings of China Creek.

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1 day ago

If hiking Hobbit trail via China Creek & plan on following the All Trails map. Be sure to pull up map directions on phone prior to entering Carl G. Washburne parking lot as no signal. Also the trailhead to China Creek is closed so only portion to the trail is that along the beach. Beach was great but Very Windy & cool. So maybe the hike to Lighthouse would be great alternative. But overall good hike can't wait to once bridge construction is completed.

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10 days ago

A little more than i expected. Nice trail but a bit hilly. My knee was not holding up well going down so i had to retreat knowing that if i went all the way down it would be hell on my knee to come back up. I will try this again after i workout my knee more. Pretty trail though.

11 days ago

beautiful half mile in, then a long stroll on the beach before heading back. I'm pretty sure it's the hike back up to the trail head that makes this moderate.

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1 month ago

It is a nice hike that the whole family can enjoy.

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2 months ago

Wonderful views and a great workout!! Love this one!!

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3 months ago

Great trail. Very well maintained and great beach.