Thurston Hills Hike [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

MODERATE 17 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.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
764 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, February 17, 2017

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

hiking
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.

9 months ago

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Sunday, May 19, 2013