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Waldport, Oregon Map

The drive up to the trailhead was in parts rough but easily done with a 2 wheel drive car. This was a fun run. All down hill from the start. Deep woods and nice turns on the trail. Slick in some spots and a little muddy. There were a few trees blown down on the trail. The run back up was a little more of a workout. At the end is a few campsites by Alsea River. (Sad to see some trash left behind, but that’s people). I thought it was well worth the trip down. * No parking fee. * GPS works. * No toilets.

Big stump is totally there!

My gps recorded 6 miles total out and back. Started at 4pm and got back to the car right before 7pm. Not a super impressive trail but still green and luscious. Enjoyed it for the leg workout instead of the views.

There is no big stump! Apparently there used to be.

Beautiful trail. A lot of uphill on the way back, but not too bad. Well maintained and a stream at the bottom.

Took the kids, 7 and 9 on their first backpacking trip. Pretty sure the hike is closer to 4.5 each way. Lots of mosquitoes.

Beautiful trail. Had a couple muddy spots toward the end but would be dry in summer. Lovely end near the creek and a couple campsites. The drive to get there was a bit rough, very long, narrow gravel road with some pretty big potholes.

7 months ago

Fantastic hike down to the creek. Hike back is a leg burner but still quite fun and wild! Make sure to bring your trek poles

9 months ago

I would not call this trail easy. The trail is still under construction and the last 1/2 mile is rough. I would not recommend this trail for anyone with walking issues. There are many exposed roots and slippery spots.

I like the beach but it can be busy.

First part is nice but after a little while it meets a disc golf course and the actual trail is difficult to find sure to ask the social trails created between the disc golf sites.

Good Traction needed. Not only on the trail(muddy) but on the road up to the trailhead. 4 wheel drive would help, but I made it up in a minivan. The first 3/4 of a mile is a boring partial gravel path until you get to Drift Creek Wilderness. Then it's a single track descent through beautiful old growth. The creek is very pretty with an camp area and a fire ring. The climb back up will get your heartrate up

Got a late start today but still had the trail to myself. Did not see another soul. The trail was in great shape save for a couple muddy spots that were slippery and the downed tree mentioned in the previous review. Got down to the creek in short time, thanks to gravity. Once there I took some photos, made some ramen noodles and had them with a sandwich and candy bar. I sat for an hour and just listened to the water in the creek rush by. I liked this trail much better than it's counterpart on the other side of the creek. It looked like the fire pit was recently used, no doubt over Memorial Day, and I picked up quite a bit of trash left behind by the previous users. I did not, however, clean up someone's trailside poopy. Yes, someone used the side of the trail for a big old #2, and just left it with the TP on the side of the trail. Disgusting!

Nice little piece that winds through the woods, but otherwise boring. Small footbridge over the creek

Thu Jun 14 2018

An enjoyable trail. Thought it was a pretty hike through the forest & would do it again. Had it all to ourselves for a midweek hike.

Seems like a lot of work for the trail itself. The road getting there has a good amount of potholes and can be bad if your not careful. The trail itself is ok at best. Uphill on the entire return. Ok trail overall but I feel I won't return.

Thu May 17 2018

Great kid friendly hike that begins at a ball field just behind the post office in Waldport. Will go again!

Beautiful old-growth forest trail leads to Drift Creek where there are several nice campsites. Trail is not muddy as of 5/5/18. There is only one section with a tree blocking the trail and this can be crossed with modest effort. All uphill on return, with a few steep sections but overall it’s nicely graded back to the trailhead.

The path is along the sewers so the whole thing smells really bad. Not going again. Wish Waldport had more trails for kids bikes and dogs.

Hiked in February and was very wet. Very muddy so bring boots, I went light with no boots and regret that. Even though rainy and hailing it was still very nice. Only a saw two other parties, very quiet and pretty. Road up to trail head is very narrow and looks sketchy but opens up to parking lot and no fees. Good hike.

Sun Oct 15 2017

beautiful area but my little concern was the road up to the trail area was little rough also at the trail head people threw out poopy baby diapers, trash, wipes and sleeping bag. It will be nice if we always keep our Oregon Trail heads clean from trash. Overall beautiful area

Beautiful hike. Lots of big trees and river at the bottom. A bit of a work out coming back up but if your in average health you'll be ok just take it slow and steady. Lots of photo opportunities. Bring water and a lunch if you do it all at once. Our dogs loved it!

Took my 9 and 11 year old boys on this hike today and they absolutely loved it. Lots of side trails to explore. I kept expecting to see transients camped out, as it is located right in the middle of town, but other than an area just past the trail head, it was surprisingly clean and we had the trail to ourselves for the entire hike.

Make sure you have an off road vehicle and survival gear - and bear spray.

A really lovely secluded trail. The camp sites at the bottom of the trail are all creekside and very pretty, with plenty of good trees to string a hammock from. There's not too much to do when you get down there (as there aren't any other trails to explore), but bring along a hammock and a good book and you're all set.

Mon Jun 26 2017

Brushy trail down to a beautiful creek full of crawdads. There are ten or so little campsites scattered throughout the forest along the creek. It's a little bit of a climb back out but worth it.

Sat Jun 24 2017

All downhill going in and uphill going back. Relatively easy hike. Nice old trees along the way and ends at a nice stream that is a great camping area. Check out the crayfish in the stream. There are not that many, so protect the few that are there for others to see.

Thu May 25 2017

If I can't get out of town but don't want to walk around houses this is my solution but it's not great with the transient population or whoever leaves garbage and gross crap back there. I have seen an owl up close and found some good mushrooms.

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