Looking for a great trail near Dexter, Oregon? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Elijah Bristow State Park or Skyline Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hudson Mills Metropolitan Park or Dexter Huron Metropark. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 2 easy trails in Dexter ranging from 0.9 to 1.5 miles and from 616 to 620 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
13 days ago

The trail has been cleared of the fallen trees and debris described a few months ago. The attraction is the old growth hemlocks and Douglas firs. The so-called waterfall is more than disappointing. But on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, we ran into only 3 other parties (2 of them on bikes) so that's a plus.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
washed out
14 days ago

nice long hike but with no real destination, trails in pretty rough shape. the water fall is tiny and off trail with no marking. It's honestly a bit of a disappointing trail because it's so long and dificult but doesn't take you anywhere in particular, definitely not a trail I'd hike again. I hiked 3.5 miles out before turning around.

walking
20 days ago

Lots of crunchy leaves, but if you’re walking watch out for horse poop!

hiking
bridge out
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was dry, maintained, and easy for two adults, 3 kids, and a dog. It was a beautiful day out so the trail was a little busy with bikers and horseback riders.

hiking
1 month ago

Got lost on the loop because a bridge on the trail was closed. Beautiful and easy walking path. Lots of horse poop so watch your step!

hiking
1 month ago

First section would be great for mountain biking, but it wasn’t challenging as a hike. I didn’t realize that there’s a road in the middle of the path and you can drive to the trail point of the harder hike. The harder part was too short for me, I was hoping for a more challenging hike. It is beautiful the whole way though! I saw a huge buck in the middle of the upper hike (sorry I don’t know what that part is called) and it was awesome!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful favorite out near Dexter. The forest shows substantial effect from the February snowstorm but crews have worked hard to clear the trails. It’s always been a bit rocky and muddy with ups and downs but still lots of fun. Waterfall is small and difficult to find (if you’ve reached the wood bridge, backtrack until you reach the clearing that looks like a good place to pitch a tent). Be warned that the usual trail to the waterfall hasn’t been cleared so likely it’s unofficial.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an excellent trail. great shape and well maintained. pretty easy for a couple of miles, then a pretty tough climb with lots of switchbacks to the summit. The views are outstanding. I was amazed that we only saw a few people. One of the best hikes we've done.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. We started from Eagles Rest Road. The trail was well maintained, and it was made pretty obvious where to go. There were a lot of switchbacks to the trail and it was moderately steep. The view at the top was well worth the journey. Stunningly pretty. The hike back went a lot quicker than the trek up. I would take water and write the directions down before proceeding onto eagles rest road, as there is not much signal off the main road. Would love to hike again!

hiking
2 months ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for a .5 mile uphill workout. The rest of the 0.5-.7 mile is a beautiful forest walk. The view from the summit is great. Worth the drive to the trail head.

hiking
3 months ago

Pros: *Well maintained, cleared trail *Some nice views *Moderately challenging for sure Cons: *Definitely did NOT see a waterfall. Stayed on the alltrails map track for 4.1 miles, almost to the Eagle Rest TH, and turned around. *Shared with plenty of mountain bikes *More than a few sunny hot spots, bring sunblock

hiking
3 months ago

Trails were clear and were clearly marked. There is a great little clearing/bench spot by the river. Will definitely be visiting again with my pup! Bridge on Elk trail was still closed.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. It was maintained and no one was in the parking lot. It’s good for hiking, biking, dog walking, nature, etc. Enjoy the hike! The road to the trail has ALOT of pot holes.

on Goodman Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail near (42 minutes away) home with several elevated viewpoints, small creek crossings, huge Douglas fir trees, lots of lush understory - all well maintained. Camping spot 2 miles in.

on Goodman Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, lots of ground wasps out in the heat though, wear long pants and sleeves and watch where you step if you're going off trail.

July 22 hiked the trail with no problems. The road was clear of fallen trees. Lots of pot holes go slow 3.3 miles. There is a place to park off to the right. Trail was easy for the first 2 miles then after the road is when the incline is. I would rate this as somewhat hard towards the end. It took us 1 hour to the summit.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful terrain. I'd label as easy. only made it 1.4 miles deep before we aborted mission. Had paused at a lookout over the lake to watch a bald eagle and because we stopped we had time to hear things. Heard a cougar scowl and chirp less than 100 yards away. Fight or flight kicked in. Done.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a short but worthwhile hike. The view is awesome even when it’s a little cloudy and hazy as it was today. The flower bloom time for most is earlier but I still saw plenty of wildflowers in bloom. I also found a geocache at the top which was totally unexpected.

hiking
bridge out
no shade
4 months ago

It was a little confusing to follow this trail, but we managed. We were unable to go over the bridge, so we just doubled back and extended the length of the hike. There wasn’t a lot of shade on the trail, and my 2 year-old was pretty hot and tired at the end, but overall it was a pretty easy hike.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a fun hike, lots of ups and downs. I will be coming back.

hiking
bugs
closed
4 months ago

Mount June IS worth it. Pack some lunch and hangout on the top is what I highly recommend. Getting to mount June trailhead is more challenging than the hike itself. You need to access the trail via Eagles Rest road, but I highly recommend screenshotting or writing down directions prior, as you will most likely use service. Decent amount of horse flies, but not the worst, we didn’t bring bug spray and we were fine. They dissipate the higher you get.

hiking
4 months ago

Confirmed open; we hiked this yesterday 6/30. I'd recommend downloading the app and grabbing the GPS coordinates from there, even if your phone cuts out of service (which it eventually will) it will still lead you there. The road leading up to it (eagles rest) is gravel and they've done a great job at patching up all the potholes in that area, however the last 3 miles getting there is a dirt/gravel road with big potholes. We drove in a kia soul and cleared them easily, the potholes are manageable just make sure you keep an eye on it or have someone get out and direct you the best way to get around it. The hike itself is great!! It is steep but worth the views at the top. We saw the sisters and black diamond butte amongst other peaks, and a lot of the wildflowers were in bloom. Bring bug spray :)

hiking
private property
4 months ago

The directions link using Apple Maps is wrong (and the GPS in my car didn’t work either). If you open with Google Maps, I believe this will take you there but we didn’t realize the directions were different at the time and turned around. The Apple directions take you to June Mountain Trail Road, which is private property. There are multiple signs saying this is not the way...and a gate that you might get locked in if you try it. Make sure you take a left on Eagles Rest off of Lost Creek and go up that way.

running
4 months ago

Elijah Bristow 24 hr trail run loop

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