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Eagle Fern Park Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Big trees dwarf a little hiker on the Eagle Fern Trail (cfm)
Your loop choices (cfm)
Golden Pholiota (Pholiota aurivella)
  • Start point: Eagle Fern ParkRoad.JPG
  • End point: Eagle Fern Park
  • Trail Log: Trail Log
  • Hike Type: Loop
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Elevation gain: 250 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: All
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: in summer

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Hike Description

Bring the kids and a picnic along for a family hike through a mature stand of big trees. This idyllic shady haven is a great place to come to cool off in the summer, but expect some crowds on the weekends. For more solitude (and to avoid the fee), come here in the fall to early spring.

The two loop trails are located on the west side of the river, across from the parking area. From the north end of the park near the entrance, pick up a trail guide at the signboard and take the suspension bridge across Eagle Creek. In the fall and spring, you may get to see the big salmon making their way up the creek.

Take the loop tail in either direction. The smaller loop has numbered markers that correspond to the trail guide. It's about 1/3 of a mile long. The longer outer loop is 1.2 miles, and has about 250 feet elevation gain. There are plenty of switchbacks to ease your climb, but the trails are narrow and can get slippery in the wet season.

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Regulations or Restrictions, etc.

  • From May to October, there is a day use fee to use this park.

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