Northern Gales Creek Trail

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Northern Gales Creek Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Timber, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,466 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

forest

river

views

wildlife

not as hard as Elks or Kings. No view at the end of the trail. I would only do this again if it were part of a longer trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, challenging climb. No views at the end, though one reviewer claimed left at the top had some. Couldn’t find any but only went .25mi more. Bikes and runners on trail, gunshots in the distance if that’s not your thing.

muddy
3 months ago

Fun hike on a monday in February. A little muddy but nothing my hiking boots couldnt handle. You can hear a little gunfire but faint and not really scary. The saddest part is there is no view point at the end. It's kind of an arbitrary ending as the trail actually continues for like 6 more miles. So honestly you can do as much or little of the trail as you want. Still a fun hike though. Took me just under 3 hours.

Tue Nov 21 2017

Not bad. A little bit of an ass kicker but no view points, and it isn’t clearly marked once you get to the bridge. Recommend hiking up the trail and coming down via the forest road

hiking
Thu Aug 10 2017

This area is SO beautiful. I went in the middle of the week and was the only person on the trail but there was evidence everywhere that horses come through. The trail is pretty narrow and you will need to wear pants as the plants will get you elsewise. I loved the challenge of this hike, but honestly it didn't go anywhere! I was expecting a view on the top only to find a map telling me of other trails! I was gassed and turned around. There might have been an observation area nearby, but I didn't see it. I did see birds, chipmunks, squirrels, and a snake. So that was nice. Only 3 stars because of the lack of any good views. Heads up: the trail starts about 2.5 miles down a dusty gravel road; expect to wash your car afterwards.

hiking
Sun May 07 2017

Nice trail, good parking lot, road was okay (for my sedan). Lots of ways you could turn this hike into a loop. Also if you want nice views follow the logging road left at the end of this hike!

Fri Nov 28 2014

Very beautiful hike over the train tracks and over several logging roads. It gets difficult near the end because it gets steep, and the trail ends at a logging road where it is unclear if the trail actually ends or not, but it is still a great hike where you won't run into a lot of people. There are no waterfalls on this hike.

horseback riding
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hiking
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Sat Sep 08 2018

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Sun Feb 04 2018

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Sat Nov 04 2017

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Mon Jun 19 2017

hiking
Mon Sep 05 2016

recorded Northern Gales Creek Trail

mountain biking
Sun Jan 26 2014