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Beautiful trees on the short loop from the end of the road. Several benches to rest on, but at this time of year too damp. Many roots require close attention when walking.

hiking
5 days ago

I hiked this on 11/4/17 with my dog. The views are definitely limited. If you want to be deep in the forest, near the ocean, with no crowd, this is a great hike. Here is a video of my time at Cummins Creek Trail:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_BUgPWiv_8

Fun hike-lots of flat sections

hiking
20 days ago

Actually this trail connects to the Hobbit trail.

hiking
1 month ago

As mentioned the road up turns into gravel for the last 2 miles with potholes. There are short trails to the top with limited view. There is a long loop, Nelson ridge with a limited views. Its rocky with post holes from horses as it is a Horse Camp area. Its weird Mt Biking isn't mentioned but it is a unspoken rule that bikes are allowed here as there used to be a Mt. Bike Group that used these trails a lot and they were the only ones that kept the trails open.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a more secluded area to access the beach. Problem is there are crazy homeless tweakers that will car clout you. Squatters stay there many times and hear they harassed the Snowy Plover counters that used to park out there. Keep in mind the beach is closed for the Snowy Plovers March 15th -Sept 15th.

hiking
1 month ago

The drive in on Mercer Lake rd is almost one lane and dangerous. Be ready to slam on the breaks as people often cut the blind corners. Make sure your lights are on. The trail is mud until Spring, early summer the grass and weeds are 6 feet tall with massive mosquitoes. After they cut the grass which is not every year its very hard to walk as there are piles of grass on the trail. After living here and walking the trail for 20 years I find it funny someone would mention the wildlife. Something I have noticed is there is very little Wildlife. My theory is that as a Dairy Farm in the past they sprayed a lot of chemicals to kill weeds and grow grass for cows. The wildlife you will see are Bears because yes they also like the berries. I once saw an owl. Stay away from this area during hunting season as wounded bears are very dangerous.

it's just a residential road

Hiked this on Sunday 10/8/17. Pretty trail- mixed growth trees, huge sword ferns and Oregon grape.
Trail starts of wide, graveled, and leisurely. You reach the loop about 1.3miles in. Once you hit the loop the (left fork) trail becomes single track. I saw two groups of mushroom gathers and two bikers, no other hikers. With a detour to the Cummins Basin viewpoint my hike totaled 6.8 miles; with 1188 vertical ascent.

The scenery at the Lighthouse is beautiful!!!! Not a bad trail too!

Beautiful trail!!!! I recommend it. Goes to a very nice beach.

Great view at the bottom. Interesting trail.

hiking
1 month ago

OK, so this isn't much as a hike. But it is a terrific walk, with lots of historical info that makes the trail come alive. Take a while and stroll down memory lane, it's worth the visit. You can get to the trail head from two sides, I recommend going up one and down the other. A nice little gravel road in the forest.

Fun little hike to stretch the legs a bit and get fresh air.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago