Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews
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Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rowena, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail

18 days ago

I'd like to give this hike a higher rating but the amount of ticks on this trail is astronomical. between 3 dogs we pulled about 50 ticks off them in total. There should really be a sign warning of ticks, especially for dogs.
the hiking side of this trail is great though! amazing views and just a nice somewhat challenging hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views, wildflowers abound, nice weather, it was a perfect time to go. Ran across a few rattlers, found some ticks, otherwise I'd give a 5/5. Just be sure to be cautious!

3 months ago

My friend and I got 100 ft up the trail and came upon a rattlesnake. it was hiding on the edge of the trail in the bushes. Being so close to it we booked it down the trail and ended up falling on hands and knees. I would love to try it again with more people sometime but we were too freaked out to try again after that. :/ and yes I'm aware we handled it all wrong.

hiking
3 months ago

It’s a beautiful hike, totally recommend going in the spring, the cherry tree was in bloom! The whole hike is stunning with the wild flowers and breath taking views around every turn, with hawks and crows flying off the cliffs.

hiking
3 months ago

Full of yellow and purple wild flowers! Start your hike early so you get the trail for yourselves. Missing log in sheet and pen at the entrance. Bring hiking poles if you are carrying a heavy pack. It gets windy when you get up.

hiking
3 months ago

Exceeded my expectations. Perfect time of year to go. Epic views from the get go.

4 months ago

Do not take dogs on this hike TICKS are EVERYWHERE. I found at least ten on my dogs and four on me. Otherwise the hike was really fun and quick. I would rate it a lot higher if it weren't for the ticks. WTA was clearing the trail when I went on it so poison oak was not an issue. Triple check yourself for ticks after this hike

hiking
6 months ago

one of my favorite trails... just watch out for poison oak in the first climb, and then for rattlesnakes on the meadow areas in the rocks... Ive experienced both on this trail, but still a favorite! views are fantastic.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Stunning view and unique landscape! No one on the trail when we went-- and for good reason, it was about 90 degrees and a rattlesnake cross the trail and surprised us about one mile from the trailhead in the forested oak area-- be vigilent in going slower and looking for sure. Poison oak lined the entire trail and starthistle but we managed to make it through unscathed by going carefully. Wouldn't recommend to everyone, but anyone keen on adventure and proceeding with caution, the views reward! We did not see any ticks and triple-checked ourselves. Not kid-friendly.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

awesome views. poison oak on most of trail. close to Lyle Washington not Mayer state park in Oregon.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nice views, be careful of cliffs and poison

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Descent views.

WARNING: Trail is covered in Poison Oak and Yellow Starthistle

Monday, June 26, 2017

I will be back

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Don't bring dogs. Poison oak is everywhere. You have to sign a waiver to even walk the trail.

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

beautiful hike on a sunny day. The wildflowers are about a week or two from being fully open but there was still a lot of color. Steep hike for the first mile but the views are incredible.

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