Sarah Helmick State Park

EASY 12 reviews

Sarah Helmick State Park is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Monmouth, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
6 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




This small state park is a great place to have a picnic or fish the Luckiamute River. It's out of the usual travel corridor, so it sees little traffic.

9 days ago

This is a peaceful spot to stop for a picnic lunch. The trail to the river is tiny and takes minutes to access and turn back. Given that, definitely don’t stop here to hike. You can walk the loop (the street) in about 10 minutes. Pros: quiet, restroom facilities w/ running water (seem open year round as they were accessible now in January), and lots of picnic tables. Might be nice for a family to picnic or even a wheelchair 1/2 mile walk around the perimeter.

2 months ago

It was a nice little walk near the river. Given what this trail is, it was nice. Family friendly with picnic tables and plenty of parking. Not much to explore other than the one short trail. Nice place for a picnic but not for exploring or serious hiking.

4 months ago

It's pretty much just a quick family get together. The "trails" are overgrown and it's hard to find the right one to take you in the loop. Not worth it.

trail running
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

A run is what you make it, but I had to run back and forth on this trail a lot to make it much of anything. A few spots of overhang were fun to duck under. This is really a picnic and river area though, don't come for the trail

Thursday, June 15, 2017

very muddy and overgrown. super short. not worth going to walk unless you are already there.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pretty much just a short, overgrown, muddy trail from the parking lot to the river and along the riverbank.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Tucked away little jewel, but more of a nice family picnicking area than trail. A squirrel could run it in 3 minutes. Still, a quite, peaceful place and worth a stop off.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Very muddy in winter months.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Small, fun trail; my dog and I loved roaming it. Beautiful autumn setting. Would definitely go there again.

Friday, September 30, 2016

This trail is off the beaten path, in a pretty little area. It's very easy and a very short trail. A little bit of downhill hiking, if you want to go down to the river. It would be a great place to take a picnic and have a bit of peace and quiet.

9 days ago

recorded Eh.

3 months ago