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.

amazingly beautiful place

camping
23 days ago

I adore this hike. I have yet to do the entire thing, but how done some sections around Cedar Creek and Lund Park Campgrounds, including the hike up to Trestle Creek Falls. Both campgrounds, especially Lund Park which is usually less crowded, provide lovely camping with trail access and nearby swimming holes. The trail takes you through beautiful Doug fir, red cedar and big leaf maple forest filled with wild flowers and maidenhair ferns along Brice Creek. The trail sometimes goes up above the creek but often comes down close enough to allow you to swim. There are many lovely swimming holes, though the water is always very cold. There are many smaller trails that branch off the main trail which take you to beautiful waterfalls and the trail is generally easy, going up and down enough to be a mild workout but not too much to be difficult. All around lovely trail and creek!

walking
1 month ago

Perfect for the hot day!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike along the river! We covered nearly 15 miles and enjoyed the waterfall at the halfway point. Escaped without a single mosquito bite! Easy to refresh with a dip in the river at almost any point. Looking forward to camping there next time!

hiking
2 months ago

We managed to go about 15 miles, water is super clear, plenty of good swimming stops along the way. There are a hang full of roots and rocks in the path, so watch your toes. bug level was very low. 7/8/2018

Water is clear and beautiful and the waterfalls are awesome!

road biking
3 months 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
4 months 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
5 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
5 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
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
Saturday, September 02, 2017

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
Saturday, July 01, 2017

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

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

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
Thursday, June 22, 2017

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.

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