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

hiking
18 days ago

I can’t rate the trail-just the navigation to the trailhead, I linked to maps from all trails & ended up on a remote poorly maintained road. I was in an SUV & rode through deep ruts & over dead tree limbs but after 3 mi on this road I encountered a deep washout that I knew was impassable so had to reverse out until I was able to turn around. So, if you want to try this trail, see if there is a safer way in. I gave up & found an easy trail down the road a few miles..
maybe this is why there were no current reviews?

hiking
1 month ago

Just like everyone has said it’s definitely a strenuous hike since your climbing the entire time. Plenty of places to take a break in the shade.

Glass still all over the summit but I did take some back down with me.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! Great hike! Great views!

hiking
2 months ago

Not the experience I was looking for... Out on the edge of this I came across a guy that was growing pot. As I got farther down the trail I heard several gunshots so I cut it short and got out of the area...

Awesome drive with great views... Views of the devastation left by the Biscuit Fire as well. Only scenic drive I've seen with a billboard that included a pamphlet that talks about the drive.

Nice views but interesting. A lot of money to make a wood and trek walkway. Excellent place for our wheelchair bound friends...

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this trail. I hadn’t hiked in a while, so I had to take a lot of breaks on the way up, but it was worth it. The sign at the trailhead says 3.5 miles to the peak, so it’s 7 miles round trip. It was really foggy on the way up, but started breaking up at the top and we had a great view above the clouds. I will definitely do this again.

Great hike. Path a little confusing at times but worth it. Beautiful views of river and falls. Would wear hiking boots instead of sneakers next time.

The views from the top are amazing. This is a strenuous hike so bring lots of water.

I hiked this trail with my kids recently and in our opinion, it wasn't the most interesting trail in the area. We much prefer the Little Falls Loop and the Boardwalk Interpretive trail. If you want to see more of the boardwalk and the Jeffrey pine trails, here is a link to our YouTube video in which we document our hikes. :) https://youtu.be/lPJ7wtx5iG0

Uphill all the way

4 months ago

Tried to summit on 3/11, made it to the false summit before getting into snow shin deep. We decided that was far enough and enjoyed the gorgeous view. No snow in the parking area, only after the first few big switchbacks.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail. Just a bit muddy in the winter months but very beautiful.

took my two year old. it was a fun hike but definitely not more than 2 miles.

I love this trail. First few times I got fooled by the false summit--it did seem a little too quick for 6.7 mi. Then went with someone and we kept walking and followed the trail a ways further, then turned back. Made the summit the next time solo. Such nice trail variety--lovely in the fall. Went up today, but the snow's too deep to go past the false summit. Magical in the snow. Bye for now, KP--thanks for helping me remember what's important in this mad world

hiking
9 months ago

Although the trail tests endurance as you climb up, it's well maintained. Beautiful forest! Views at the top are incredible and so worth the effort.

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I would recommend this hike in the Spring or early Summer. The water was pretty low when we went (August) and the falls were nearly non-existent. It was also hot and smokey from the forest fires, so that didn't really help with the experience. The trail is rocky and narrow at times, but still easily passable and not difficult. It's a pretty hike and I'll have another go later on. Maybe even in the winter.

Monday, July 17, 2017

I really liked the steepness of this trail and that most of it was pretty well-shaded. Beautiful views from the top, and lots of butterflies, flowers, and lichen along the way!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

This trail is exactly what everyone said it would be: a strenuous but doable hike with amazing views and just a lovely hike to the summit. I was a little disappointed in the summit; there's a lot of broken glass, but the views all around were spectacular. I saw no one on this hike, and mine was the only car parked at the trailhead. I also saw one snake on my the descent about a mile from the trailhead.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great hike

Monday, March 13, 2017

Are Jeffery Pine Loop and Little Falls Trail combined in your mileage tabulation? I either lost Jeffery trail or they are combined. Confusing.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Awesom views and hike

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hiked on a beautiful day. No one around until the end when I saw one other person. Challenging hike up, but not difficult. The summit views were amazing with clear skies!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Nice view, also a bit of a workout getting to the top.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rocky!! This was a great hike but I must say it was too rocky and the path too narrow or steep or overgrown at times. The trails could be more clearly marked too. (After reading the other posts, I need to make a correction...the trail to Little Falls is what I'm describing lol just wanted to be clear!)
It was a great challenge for me and my two dogs. Might do it again with a walking stick and a buddy!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Many places to stop by the river.

trail running
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Awesome hike with plenty of river spots along the way. Easy to drive to trailhead which is a plus.

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Great trail

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

I won't contradict the other reviewers: this is a gnarly little(ish) hike!! The track I posted says 6.64 miles round trip (~ 3.3 miles to the top) for a total elevation gain of 2,717 ft; not really a leisurely stroll.

The trail itself is however in good condition; I only had to duck once under a young fallen tree and there are a couple loose-rocks sections (one just before reaching the ridge line at 1.5 miles, another one below the Kerby Peak summit). Not a bad idea to keep an eye for rattlesnakes in the exposed and rocky sections.

The elevation gain is what makes the trail feel quite a bit harder than the 3.3 miles from trail-head to the summit.

The first 1.5 miles are all switch-backs from the trail-head (at 2,858 ft) to the ridgeline (at 4,417 ft); basically a 20% grade average. That section is well shaded and there is a viewpoint, just off the trail, on a rock outcropping just beyond the one mile mark (a good spot to catch a quick break before the push to the ridgeline).

A the foot of rock formations, the trail reaches the ridgeline and I was hoping for some more level terrain (I should have looked at the topo map more closely). After a short descent to a saddle, the trail starts a short series of switch-backs before finally straightening for a while, following the southern slope under the hill preceding Kerby Peak itself. That section climbs at a more moderate clip before actually going down the rest of the way to the saddle between the two summit (2.5 miles in). The down section is more exposed and therefore also offers sweeping views to the South and South-East.

The saddle can be another spot for a quick break before the ascent to Kerby Peak. The ascent starts with a few short and steep switch-backs before again leveling out some as the route forges South-West on exposed terrain. At the 3 miles mark, the last series of switch-backs eventually snakes around scenic outcroppings before reaching the flat-ish top (a few "false summits" on the way to trick the aching hiker)

The 360 degrees views from the top are worth every step. I went up on a sunny Saturday in early May and walked by a few patches of snow. The North slopes of the summits to the South-West still have quick a few snow covered areas.

I was alone all the way; my car was the only one parked when I left and the only one when I came back. This is apparently a very lightly frequented trail. The unpaved section (E. White Creek Rd) is 2.4 miles according to GPS and not difficult to navigate (a steep-ish climb initially and a few fallen rocks were the only "challenges").

I would visit this trail more often if it was closer to home (I work/live both in Eugene and the Bay Area).

on Kerby Peak Trail

Monday, April 11, 2016

This hike was awesome. I would say the hike felt like 12 miles. if you are in good cardiovascular shape, you won't have any issues, but if you hike once in a while...this hike will challenge you. It could take you 3 to 8 hours to complete this hike...not counting lunch time.

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