Semi-short hike to the hot springs - close to the springs they have areas to swim.

Route are very nice for walking, there is some challenging uphills at time, but there is a bigger loop you can do as well if you’d prefer. Took me under 30 minutes to complete so perfect for a mid day walk/hike

Walked up the road half a mile from the park entrance and down the loop from there. Incredible primal old growth Sitka spruce forest leads to the headland for overlooks. Amazing overlooks of cliffs full of breeding cormorants and the occasional bald eagle and peregrine falcon that prey on them. Seabirds such as murres ride the waves below and the swells from across the Pacific grandly march towards their meeting with the headlands or the haystacks offshore. Incredible place.

Sunn day, lightly traveled. Hike was in Pandemic week 13

Absolutely beautiful. However, once you get past the paved area there are several trees down along the way, some of them are fairly easy to get past, others not so much. completely lost the trail after going up steep part towards the end. According to the map we finished about 5/6th of the trail. 4 stars for the beauty, lost a star because of not being able to get to the end.

4 days ago

beautiful hike

walking
no shade
4 days ago

Access the engineered gardens by the shaded sidewalk that winds along Cox Creek connecting from Waverly Park or crossing over the 1 lane bridge to the unpaved parking lot shared with Simpson Park. There is a bike rack near the entrance and room for around 20 cars. A walk-in only access point also exists along the side of the park from Cox Creek trail just North of the railroad crossing that opens to the East Beaver Marsh trail within the gardens. Look for a large open gate near a small sign stating wetland rules and once inside follow the left-hand path over the berm to the water’s edge and main trail. Inside the gardens are several connecting trails to choose from making each visit a little different. Paths alternate between paved, gravel, or bark and could be more clearly marked but with each section between .1-.3 miles you can’t get lost for too long. Multiple waterfalls (talking water), wooden bridges, and green ponds full of wildlife throughout. In June we saw birds, ducks, turtles, butterflies, a rabbit, and a snake. Paths are wide enough to easily social distance with benches or boulders to sit on along the way and several trash cans. Very little sun protection here but there is typically a cross breeze offering partial relief on hot days. I can smell the treatment system in some areas but not others, if you’re familiar with farmland it shouldn’t bother you. Overall my favorite place in Albany for an afternoon stroll or listening to the birds.

hiking
4 days ago

Really cool and easy walk.

road biking
4 days ago

This place has a nice breeze for road biking and not a lot of people here in he morning (which I recommend) there are also parking fee about $5 all day but in the afternoon there will be no more parking spot due to a lot of people parking for the beach. So I really prefer to come here in the early morning.

hiking
5 days ago

Walked into a nice hail storm.

road biking
5 days ago

Great views on the Columbia! Definitely better for biking, roller blading, etc. would be a long walk with lots of bike traffic. Park close to the Dutch Bro’s on the west part of the Home Depot parking lot or on Marine Drive.

Really nice, mostly sand trail! Lots of exposure so bring water and sunscreen or wear clothes that cover it all! Would recommend taking the longer way to the beach first.

Great trail, very well taken care of. Dog & child friendly. Had a nice breeze in certain parts of the trail. FYI: keep going down hwy 138 when using GPS

Road to hike is still closed off.

Great place for family friendly hikes and to watch sunset . The sounds of birds was a bonus .

hiking
7 days ago

Had just enough time for a third hike before dark, so went somewhere familiar. This Mt. Tabor route is just fine save one fatal flaw. For no apparent reason it is ruined by a very odd, unnecessary and nearly impossible bushwhack between two trails. I marked it with a waypoint on my recording and will submit a correction to the route. No one in their right mind would try to climb the insanely steep section that is completely over grown, and with dense, prickly blackberry vines no less. Ok, well I did it (determination to finish), but in the span of that ten feet climb it was the worst bushwhack I've done all year (and I no doubt looked like a FREAK)! That's saying a lot since no-trail hikes have been my passion this year. Probably anyone who has completed this route altered it when seeing this ridiculous spot.

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

Great trail. Lots of good views of the lake and mountains. Only a small portion of the trail is paved so it’s definitely NOT stroller friendly. Managed it with our BOB but would definitely pack little ones if we did it again.

Easy access to beach. Nice views. Not too long of a hike.

Great easy paved walk. Prefect for kids to bring their bikes.

great hike, today butterflies we're everywhere

road biking
8 days ago

Great for the whole family. A few uphill, but not steep, mostly flat. When you get close to the bridge there is quite a bit of garbage. Other than that clean, paved trail.

Easy going. Majestic view of volcanoes.

hiking
9 days ago

this thing was an incredibly beautiful hike, BUT there is poison oak EVERYWHERE! There was more poison oak on this trail than I've seen on any other hike in Oregon. If you're allergic, keep your dogs and small children who run around at home... They're almost 100% guaranteed to get it on them.

walking
10 days ago

Super easy, flat loop. I don't come out here often, but it's neat to see the changes and growth that have taken place over the years since it became a public park. Plants have filled in around the little fishing pond, sand volleyball courts are now near the dog park and easily seen/accessed from the paved trail. The loop also goes by or near the playground, soccer fields, pickleball courts and an elementary school. I used to also run up by the canal from this loop, but it looks like the canal has now been covered and a road is in the process of being put in.

bugs
no shade
10 days ago

Not a bad trail short super flat but tons of ground trees. Also bring your bug spray tons of bugs Not a bad trail short super flat but tons of ground trees. Also bring your bug spray tons of bugs. Very little no shade.

on Orchard Park

hiking
10 days ago

Fun easy trail.

The trail itself was nice, pretty scenery. Why I deemed it 2 stars: it’s hard to see where the trail starts and begins, there’s vague markers and when you do find the trail marker, it’s mediocre. Heavy traffic, that’s not to say that people weren’t nice, they were but so many people! Tons of dogs, only half of which were on leashes. I had two dogs rush up on mine(thank goodness he’s a friendly dog, but he can be leash reactive), both owners had lackluster control of they’re dogs. My warning to people wanting to take they’re dogs: be aware of the off leash owners. Over all it was a pretty trail, good shots for photos.

Been there today, very beautiful. NF-250 is closed but you can park close by and hike in.

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