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L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Loop

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Buxton, Oregon

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Loop is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Buxton, 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 May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 639 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers
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Note: As of July 2020, be aware that many trails are closed right now Monday-Friday due to forest maintenance. Please check with the park page for more information. A beautiful park along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail perfect for the whole family. This park has over 20 miles of trails to explore and from the Hill Top area you will have spectacular views of the coast range.

Follow Route 47 north from Banks to the park.

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Christopher Heath
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Ted Rowe
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Closed M-F for logging.

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Efrain Cano
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Hiking

Would be a decent easy hike if it weren't for all horse poop.

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Thomas Monroe
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Hiking

Nice in the woods, but too many times the trail meets up with rv campgrounds and horse camps.

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Tomas Acosta
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Shawnee Hersey
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HikingClosed

Lovely trail. Lots of wildflowers. Went fairly early but only ran into four other groups along the way. A few fairly easy inclined but a very all levels type of trail. Only complaint was that there were a couple of closures we came across that had not been posted at visitor’s center.

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Dan Cornett
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Great hike with gorgeous views of the Coast Range! Be aware that many trails are closed right now Monday-Friday due to forest maintenance so you can’t do this exact hike but there are ways around and miles of hikes available.

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Christi Eastham
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Really enjoyed the majority of this trail. The southern part is a logging route so likely not open during the weekdays. Also very muddy in early June 2020.

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Brenda Wilson
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The trail is not very well marked and was very confusing at times. Also it was in the middle of being logged and the trail was tore up from the tractors. Some parts were really pretty. The trail in one per is closed from mom-fri.

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Samantha Knopf
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Road biking

Had a blast biking from Stub Stewart to the lake around and back. Great trail some patches need tending to from root damage but otherwise a wonderful riding hiking trail.

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Katie ODay
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Tony Durkin
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Jerry Sullivan
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nice park, trails are marked well. not sure why so many trees are.marked for removal. may visit again

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Chaucie Edwards
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Patience Rutto
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Really pretty hike - took three kids and the dog! Found lots of fungi to identify and the kids enjoyed it.

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Erin H.
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This park seems quite popular; however I don’t see the appeal for hiking. There are more interesting hikes nearby. The trail loops were confusing. The vistas we saw were only at the parking lots.

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David Breneman
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Hiking

Great hike. Once we got our bearings straight, we had a blast. Will definitely be back.

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Dylan Schultz
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Nice and easy. There are several places you can branch out to see viewpoints. Do not that if you bring a dog, there aren't any streams or rivers to give them water. Come prepared.

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Dustin Singleton
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Nice trail as far as easy to walk on; lot of hill here so if you’re looking for flat, this isn’t one for your trip. Intersections can be confusing as they don’t always align with the map but the real-time GPS kept us on point. Not much wildlife to see and several horses and mountain bikers were out the day we went in late April.

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Brent E
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Nice and easy.

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Hilary W
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Hiking

Great for some easy to moderate wandering. Didn’t see any wildlife or people, a few little mushrooms and picked up some garbage on the unfit settlement loop. The viewpoint was clouded over when I went but it was still a nice little walk.

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David Box
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I saw a bobcat here! Check out my video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGgley3XtJw&t=115s Really peaceful trails. A great place to come during the fall to see the foliage.

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Bobby Joe Sumpter
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Great trails!

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Greg La Tour
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Went on Feb. 3. Nice trails and will probably go back. This is a good loop with options to make it longer if you’d like. Though it can be difficult at many of the intersections to figure out which path to take. The trails don’t align with the map very well and there appears to be more trails than are shown on the map.

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Erica Mishler
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Erika Selman
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Horseback riding

Nice easy trail for horses. It is well used by hikers and bikes so be aware of horses... one Mt biker was scared of my horse and just fell over with their bike next to me. Very unsafe for everyone.

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Bob Uva
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Beautiful wildflowers!

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Jim Garrison
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Walking

Beautiful trails, mostly shaded by trees (95%), lots of wildflowers this time of year. I posted a bunch of photos.

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