Thurston Hills Hike [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

MODERATE 18 reviews

Thurston Hills Hike [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Springfield, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles
764 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



over grown

off trail

private property

This is an off trail route to incredible views of Jasper Valley and Thurston. Neither of the hills have nice trails. You will have to find your way along dirt roads and faint trails.

1 month ago

Easiest way to get there is south 67th from main street. It's a straight shot up, and then just turn to the left were a barrier should be. The trees have now been marked with blue paint to help figure out the trails, but the rope up the rocks is gone. I find it easiest to just hop over to the trees on the left and rocks to get up and down at that part. great view just a little rough around the edges. Trash piles are gone now but still trash around the tree house when you first start hiking.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trail looked closed when we arrived and/or taken over by people living there. Trash and toilet paper everywhere. Not recommended.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tried to do this hike today, but couldn't even find the trail after about 1/4 of a mile. Incredibly overgrown and had to look at trash everywhere. We ended up turning around and leaving.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Very difficult to stay on the trail. It wasn't very worn and you have to deal with lots of stickers. The uphill was a good challenge, but the good didn't outweigh the bad. Really too short too.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The hike was especially short, and the views were not impressive.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

(garbage, blackberries, poison oak and more garbage)

went on the short hike to the right. parked next to the big pile of garbage someone dumped where a few cars were previously loitering.
then walked through the BBs following the trail of garbage to the base of the tail.
part of the tail is really nice but about 90%of it is SUPER steep and covered I either garbage or poison oak.
you know you've reached the top when you come to the poison oak patch, Coors cans and red solo cups.

I'll be back with a machete and a garbage bag.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Would never have summited if some wonderful person hadn't put a rope in just the right place. Ran into a rattle snake a couple years ago so watch out for that. It very considerately moved over and let me pass with no harm to either of us.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Just put in 4 miles up in the woods not to bad with trash just down low but once you get up on top lots of good views and a really nice hike kinda hard in spots but a good work out and nice change in elevation.

Monday, April 10, 2017

It has a great view. Some scrambling. Don't fall off the cliffs though.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Am I the only one who can't find the actual trail

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Not much of a view and trash everywhere.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

No trail markings. Steep hike up. Views worth it.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013