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Westlake, Oregon Map
paddle sports
2 months ago

Took us about 5 hours, taking our time. Little to no current when we went early in the day. Lots of log snags and dam portage, which added to the fun. Saw the river otters and lots of egrets, ospreys, and kingfishers. Really a relaxing float.

Beautiful trail.

This was fantastic for a shorter trail. The super dense woods were beautiful and peaceful.
There are fire rings at the camp sites for anyone who dares to backpack in firewood.
There's a group of five sites near each other in one of the camping areas, but only a couple have good access to the lake for water.
The one site that is by itself (3/4 mile from the others) has access to water and it's own biffy (there's one for the five sites to share).
Piknic tables at every site as well.
Went on a Thursday night and didn't run into anyone backpacking or camping.
Bugs minded their own business.
The bull frogs were VERY loud at night which made for a difficult night of sleep.
I would definitely hike this trail again with ear plugs for sleeping.

4 months ago

Great path, easy to navigate. The campsites by the lake are pretty, we just stopped for lunch. The trail felt safe, we saw a few other hikers with their dogs but it’s not crowded. I have a big dog and he did fine, it’s nice and cool in the woods and he dipped his paws in the lake when we got down there. You do have to pay $5 at the self serve station across the street from the trailhead.

Really Beautiful Hike. Wasn't too hard at all!

Great trail clearly marked. So peaceful

Enjoyable trail for biking. We needed to get out of beach wind and this was the ticket. My wife navigated just fine and she's slightly better than a beginner. Unfortunately, our ride ended in disappointing fashion as our car had been broken into while we were on the trail. Hard lesson to jog the brain - don't have anything of value in your vehicle.

5 months ago

Nice deep woods trail.

Very pretty, looks like a scene from Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

Beautiful trail! Highly recommend!

It is an easy trail.

I’d actually rate this as “easy” considering we backpacked it as a family when our kids were 6, 8 and 10. (I added photos):) It’s a great trail and if you are wanting a short easy backpacking loop, there are great camp spots near the lake! :)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Beautiful trail. Rated as hard but I found it to be moderate at best.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Excellent trail, would not describe this as Hard, Moderate perhaps. Trail is very well maintained, many very large moss covered trees, totally beautiful.

paddle sports
Monday, September 04, 2017

Easy paddle out to the ocean. Takes about 4 hours w stops. We saw the OTTERS!

Friday, September 01, 2017

I only went to the south camp on a solo 2 day trip but it was still lots of fun! Highly recommend to people who like a quick easy trip with a nice lake.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

It's a great trail and not as difficult as the signs would have you believe. It does have some decent elevation changes though. We enjoyed the semi-private access to the lake at the end.

on Siltcoos Lake Trail

Monday, July 17, 2017

Awesome hike. It's not hard as I thought it would be. Very easy hike but it does get your heart pumping. My 65yr old no hiking experience mom loved it.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Great trail with some neat campgrounds at the lake!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Perfect distance for a one night backpacking trip with our 3 year old. Lots of mosquitoes though.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Great wooded trail back to a beautiful lake. Would definitely not rate this trail as hard though. It was an easy hike/run.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

One of my favorites, well worth the time and have done it over and over

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The hike was a challenge when we went through the trail to our camp site with our stuff because there's a lot of steep hills. However, this camp spot was really secluded and beautiful and we stayed there for 2 nights. Go swimming at the end of the trail, it feels so refreshing. If you want a beautiful secluded camp spot and you don't mind carrying stuff on your hike, this is the way to go. :)

Monday, September 19, 2016

did this with the mtb today, solid rub. a lot of climbs and fun down slopes. pretty technical with the roots and rocks abound.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Beautiful scenery!

mountain biking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Nice trail over all. A few unexpected roots on tight corners, but was having so much fun, I rode it twice!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Perfect adventure on the water!

on Siltcoos River

paddle sports
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Had a wonderful kayak trip today, started at the northern end of the lake and paddled all the way to the ocean and back.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

this trail was awesome. hit it with the mountain bike. it is a pretty technical trail. kind of slow but the views makeup for how rough it was.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A very reasonable hike in for a night away. The mosquitoes were plentiful in late May, and we wish we would have brought a fishing rod because the bass fishing looked good. Completely enjoyable forest and lake views.

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