Waters Creek Intrepretive Trail

EASY 62 reviews

Waters Creek Intrepretive Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilderville, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
367 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


trail running




wild flowers

The Waters Creek Wheelchair Accessible Trail is a gravel surfaced loop trail with interpretive signs that tell you about stream and forest ecology in the Waters Creek watershed. An additional loop trail about two miles in length continues up Waters Creek from the wheelchair accessible loop. The first 1.0 mile loop is Barrier Free. A second loop is for hikers only and both trails follow Water Creek with many views of drainage's, wild flowers, animal usage, and has a mixture of hardwoods and conifer with some old trees scattered through out. Benches and interpretive signs are available along the trail.

1 month ago

Very peaceful and serene.

3 months ago

This is a well maintained trail in both the shorter interpretive section and the “hiker” trail. The terrain of the “hiker” trail has more ups and downs but for the most part is manageable for most skill levels of enthusiasts. The drive to it is well maintained and an hour+ from Medford, Oregon.

3 months ago

Great hike, trail is clearly visible and marked. Did the outer loop, no huge incline or decline, pretty up and down path though. Was kinda rainy today but a lot of tree protection, so wasn’t bad at all.

5 months ago

Awesome trail be careful heading up if you have a low car!! We went backwards around the loop it was a blast.

6 months ago

Easy Loop trail. Great for dogs and kids. Nice Scenery with a seasonal creek.

6 months ago

Such a pretty little trail--nice 3 mi loop. Easy access and relatively close.

8 months ago

The interpretive trail is an easy 1 mile stroll but dont miss the side trail that isn't marked very well that loops deeper into the forest.

8 months ago

Nice little oddly placed trail in the middle of no where... Surprising use of lumber lining a whole mile of trail. Not one I'll ever do again...

11 months ago

I love this trail and run it about once a week!

11 months ago

yay! totally easy, young-child friendly, beautiful trail!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nice easy trail for anytime of year. Close to GP and very accessible.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Really pretty easy walk. 2 other offshoot trails wasn't sure where they went to and have a pack so didn't explore.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Great trail for kids!

Monday, May 01, 2017

A perfect run/hike loop!

Monday, April 03, 2017

went up there on the last day of March, was a fun loop good for families with small kids.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Beautiful and easy hike. Never too uphill or downhill

Saturday, March 11, 2017

This is a sweet easy hike. Great for families

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Awesome hike

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

i love this trail

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Great! Loved the beautiful trees and moss and the sunshine filtering through. So peaceful. Trail was pretty well maintained. Lookout for poison oak. And the toilet is awful lol. Overall-highly recommended.

Monday, July 04, 2016

nice hike and time spent with family and nature. 6 year old nephew had no problem with the hike. no breath taking views tho if you're out of shape you may breathe a little heavy! definitely enjoyed it and will go again!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beautiful area, very nice hike. Took the kids and the dogs and everyone loved it

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Nice trail, pretty easy with slight inclines. Lots of ferns and shade. light traffic so great place to take the pups.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Great trail with lots of wildflowers in spring, nicely kept. Great for a relaxing walk with the dog.

Monday, November 30, 2015

the enchanted forest during November. I went tWice in two Weeks. Its easy and gorgeous.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Beautiful simple loop that took me and my 8 year old daughter a little over an hour. The creek is so pretty and the lush landscape shades the trail keeping you cool. Love the benches to stop and rest.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Great trail for kids and people with limits. All trails well maintained with several benches and stoping points to learn about water shed and the ecosystem.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

It was raining the whole time I hiked this. It was REALLY pretty from what I could see with rain soaked glasses. The hikers loop is not that bad. One of the people with me was pregnant and leading a big dog so it is not that bad. Will go back when it is not raining and get some SWEET green mossy pictures! Sorry no waypoints.. I was leading a dog and it was raining so I didn't have much opportunity to play with the GPS.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Returned this morning for a nice morning hike along the 3 mile loop with our Meetup.com group (Happy Hikes Around Hwy 199). Beautiful weather and of course, a beautiful 3 mile loop.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

We took our son who is disabled out for a late afternoon hike along the ADA approved interpretive trail. We took our time and read the signs that described the environmental area. Some of the signs need to be repaired and updated. It appears that the trail is under construction with railing being updated. The trail is still flat and very easy for hikers with disabilities to enjoy. We even took a break on one of the many benches off the trail to rest and have a late lunch. We will definitely be back to take on the 3 mile loop.

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