North Bank Habitat Trail System

MODERATE 31 reviews

North Bank Habitat Trail System is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sutherlin, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles
1466 feet

dog friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers


This wildlife preserve east of Wilbur, Oregon has a trail system open to the general public for day use only. This area was set aside to provide secure habitat for the Columbian white-tailed deer and other special status species.

2 months ago

Great hike with beautiful scenery. Pretty steep section to the summit but trail was well maintained and worth the effort. Overall the trail could use some more signage, I missed a turn and went to the wrong trail head.

4 months ago

Beautiful country . We were there for a youth hunt. Very steep if you want to get to the top . But lots of cat roads once
you get up there .

6 months ago

tough hike up to the ridge, but spectacular views. I had the entire trail system to myself.

7 months ago

We hiked the loop counter clockwise - taking the trail on the NW corner of the parking lot. We were happy we did as the terrain was very steep the other way. Stay straight on path if a easier climb. Wonderful views and a couple of picnic tables. There is poison oak at the very top ridge line. The trail was a little hard to follow at the very top. Only saw a couple of people riding horses and cows with calves. We were the only ones hiking!

8 months ago

(AllWill) great work out steep terrain. friendly invierment. ideal for pets got to see wild life couple houres and dogs. i will be going back.

8 months ago

Beautiful! Trails were well maintained and the hike was very peaceful! I had the whole place to myself. I did have to hike an extra .7 miles as the gate was closed off to my vehicle, but it was well worth it. I took the trail up to North Bank Trail (or maybe it was North Plain Trail??) and it was definitely a work out for me, but BEAUTIFUL views at the top! I can see how it would be a muddy hike if in the wetter season. It was perfect for me however.

10 months ago

Very muddy ! To early in the year. We turned around

10 months ago

from the west entrance I hiked up the 1.5 trail on black tail ridge. great hike, excellent views at the top.

11 months ago

beautiful trail even in the rain, great view at the top. However, not well marked at all if you do the loop counter clockwise!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Great Hike

Sunday, November 06, 2016

packed my 2 year old. she hiked some. great for many ages. a good bit of the trail is stroller friendly. gorgeous views.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

done this a number of times it's actually a hard hike. first mile is a doosey

Saturday, July 09, 2016

It best in the spring when everything is green and in bloom.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Pretty steep climb but great 360 vistas from the ridge. I strayed off the main trail at one point, following an unmarked path which merged from one to another - would have been hopelessly lost without GPS - recommend staying on the trail :)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

First time here, thus was a little confused about which way to go. I started at main lot, comstock and went along black basin road to a hill with a weather station then back along powerline road to lot. (5miles)There are alot of other trail options and another entance on the west side. The views from the ridges and hill are awesome. Wide open space for most of hike. Muddy horse track areas and several small step over type streams are present.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Arrived and gate was closed during time it should have been opened, so it added an extra 1.5 miles round trip to the hike. Very worth the 8+ 1.5 miles! The views up on the ridge is amazing. Saw lot of wild life. We went up Soggy Bottom trail and across the ridge to Middle then down Thistle Ridge back to road at the East/Main Entrance. Largest Madrone trees I've ever seen. Some pretty steep sections but still give it a moderate rating.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The views were stunning on this cold clear January day as I hiked the 7 mile loop trail out of the Comstock Day Use parking lot. There were several people on horseback and a few other hikers but I pretty much had the entire hike to myself. Parts of the trail were moderately steep but a good workout nonetheless. These trails can be very muddy in a normal year but our dry winter has made them quite passable this time of year. The views from the top of the hills were spectacular. The land the wildlife preserve is on was once a cattle ranch and some old buildings from those days dot the landscape.

horseback riding
25 days ago

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