Woodland Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Woodland Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waldport, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

Located in the center of Waldport, the Woodland Trail takes you on a journey through a pristine forest and coastal habitat. At lower elevations, the wetter riparian areas attract water-loving plants such as sedges and rushes, while the drier uplands provide a firmer foothold for the Douglas Fir. Look for a variety in flora as you change elevation along this 1.3 mile (roundtrip) moderate hike. See Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce, huge nursery stumps, the creek and a variety of wildlife. Wildlife ranges from birds and amphibians to squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and a rare sightings of bear or cougar.

hiking
2 months ago

Took my 9 and 11 year old boys on this hike today and they absolutely loved it. Lots of side trails to explore. I kept expecting to see transients camped out, as it is located right in the middle of town, but other than an area just past the trail head, it was surprisingly clean and we had the trail to ourselves for the entire hike.

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2 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

If I can't get out of town but don't want to walk around houses this is my solution but it's not great with the transient population or whoever leaves garbage and gross crap back there. I have seen an owl up close and found some good mushrooms.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a great trail if you want an easy to find and easy to maneuver hike. The trailhead is in Waldport, next to an athletic field. You walk on and by an underground sewer line the city put in to service area neighborhoods.

Great woodland views as you cross babbling brooks. Some steeper parts of the trail but nothing too difficult. They've done a good job putting in culverts but there are still wet spots.

Also lots of little side trails too.

10 months ago

Friday, June 17, 2016

Nice walk in the woods, but nothing spectacular. Nearby construction with hammering and yelling overwhelmed the sound of the songbirds. Won't walk this one again.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The hike was just okay, but the trails were not well marked and it was hard to tell which way to go.

hiking
Monday, February 09, 2015

this is a wonderful 1 hour hiking trail right in the middle of Waldport. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well maintained and offers a bit of climbing but nothing too strenuous. The woods are lovely and varied; there are benches to enjoy the scenery and restrooms as well. A real gem!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Waldport's exceptional Woodland Trail meanders through an old growth forest, surrounded by the village. It connects the old downtown area with the newer hilltop residential area along Crestline Drive.
The trail is broad and well drained, and soft underfoot, snce the entire surface is covered with hardwood chips. The upper sections of the trail, accessible from any of five trailheadss, is enhanced in the spring by wild rhododendrn blooms. The lower section of trail winds through old-growth forest beside the Red River, passing many huge nurse stumps, and lined with ferns, skunk cabbage, and evergreen huckleberry. To access the trail from downtown, park at the west end of the ball fields near the Post Office, and follow the signs. Enjoy!