Explore the most popular walking trails near Dorena with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

road biking
9 days ago

This is an easy and beautiful paved trail. We biked out and back for a total of 13 miles. I do not recommend anyone looping around the lake on the busy road. This app first took us to the swimming area, but I would do the following: From Cottage Grove take a left on Row River road, and park at any of the designated parking areas along the trail.

Quite a bit of traffic but very beautiful!

Great adventure, extremely peaceful . Is low foot traffic. Awesome swimming spots . Dogs on leash. Great photography.!

hiking
1 month ago

Did about 3 mi round trip South of Cedar Creek. Great places to get off the trail and access the creek. Some of the footing is challenging when wet. Saw two kinds of orchids. Fawn Lily and Trillium are plentiful but were past their peak today. Literally no invasive plant species seen!

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this trail. Hiked this last April 2017. Brice creek is so clear and beautiful. Well maintained trail. I started lower than the campgrounds, I think at Cedar Creek. It ended up being about a 5 mike hike. I ran out of time and had to turn back right below Trestle Falls. I came back later in the summer and hiked to the falls. Cool falls, would’ve prob been more impressive in the spring when there is more water.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, clean, well maintained trail and day use areas. The campgrounds are closed till May but the restrooms are open and clean. Excellent for kids, grandparents and dogs. Didn't see any litter or animal poops.

Beautiful hike. Really recommend taking upper trestle creek. Well maintained trail.

walking
3 months ago

Great views of the lake ... great Lil dog walk

hiking
3 months ago

Started at Cedar Creek Campground and added Trestle Creek Falls so haven't done the full trail but of it is still incredible out here. You will turn a bend and have a perfect, postcard worthy photo. Very quiet when we went. There are some very narrow sections that are likely to become dangerous if they are not maintained this spring, but overall a great year round hike.

The reason that there is not any pictures or feedback is that it is impossible to get to. The trailhead appears to be on a logging road, which is blocked by a gate.

walking
9 months ago

Lake is beautiful and nice vegetation on all sides of it. Not too many bugs and lightly trafficked during the spring. Nice for a walk or any lake activities.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy and beautiful hike. My three year old daughter loved it. Would do it again!

walking
11 months ago

Great place fro a summer swim & picnic. Saw several young people jumping & diving from cliffs Into the swim area below the falls.
Very limited parking - maybe 8 vehicles

road biking
11 months ago

Pretty bike ride on the upper trail portion, not so much on the road portion, I would recommend it for a walk or run if you like paved paths and make it an out and back.

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beautiful trail!! Lots of things to do! Only hiked about half! I'm going back soon to the the whole trail!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Loved it! High incline at the beginning of upper trestle falls at first, beautiful hike overall.

backpacking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

awsome hike doing the full trail in 3 weeks again

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Beautiful Spring hike through forest (if you start at West trailhead). Then after Cedar Creek campground, you walk along creek---more like rushing river this time of year. Great hiking spot!

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

great day hike.

walking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This path is by no means difficult but it is beautiful. There are multiple places to park for free. Dorena lake is pretty big so although I like walking/running I would suggest bringing a bike if you want to get around the whole thing. I just went over the weekend 2/25/17 and a lot of the lake was drained so there were even more areas to explore. Go there if you like well paved paths, beautiful views, and friendly people. Bonus, the lake is great for water sports in the summer.

walking
Monday, October 24, 2016

nothing fancy, but very relaxing. A peaceful quiet walk.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Beautiful hike! Well kept trails. Went on a hot day so only did half but the trees helped with shade. There were some steep spots but nothing long. Would not see this trail as particularly good for mountain biking. Falls great! Definitely on the list of repeats.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Beautiful falls!!

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Easy & beautiful.

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nice, fairly easy hike along Brice Creek with rolling hills, nothing particularly difficult. Doesn't get a lot of use on weekdays, which is when I have been there. The creek is beautiful and has minor waterfalls. There is a place fairly close to Cedar Creek Campground where you can go down to the creek and scramble around on the rocks. I found bobcat tracks on the trail once.

road biking
Monday, May 02, 2016

This was a really good ride except for the fact that about one fourth - one half was on the main road. One side of the lake is all road and the other side is all trail. Everyone we met was super friendly.

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016

This creek is beautiful! The water is so blue and the trees are amazing. It's not a super strenuous hike but it's still worth the trip. The nearby campground is my favorite in the area.

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

We started at the Cedar Creek Campground, which has a bathroom and free parking. Heading towards Trestle Creek Falls there are plenty of chances to check out interesting rock formations with the river rushing underneath.
In January 2016 there were plenty of trees down, along with a few small landslides. Nothing that will give a hiker any problem. Overall the trail was very well kept and afforded many excellent views. Echoing what others have said, connect with the Trestle Creek trail for the real treat - a chance to walk behind the falls.

mountain biking
Friday, March 27, 2015

For Mt bikes this is a tough, technical trail--especially the uphill. I recommend biking up the road and crossing over at one of the many bridges. The trip back to the car is still challenging, but fun.

hiking
Friday, November 21, 2014

Hiked this with a class in October 2012, was spectacular. Go all the way up to Trestle Creek Falls, worth the trip and view.

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