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Harris Ranch Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

At the trailhead, Harris Ranch Trail (bobcat)
Kiosk at the beginning of the Harris Ranch Trail (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 South to Exit 294 for 99W, Tigard and Newberg.

Keep on 99 West through Tigard, Sherwood, Newberg and Dundee for 22.9 miles and then turn left onto Highway 18 for Dayton and the Oregon Coast.

Drive all the way on Highway 18 (52.7 miles).

Before Highway 101, there’s a junction where cars going north peel off to the right for Neskowin and Tillamook. Drive 0.7 more miles and merge with Highway 101 South.

Drive 45.6 miles south through Lincoln City and then Newport, crossing the Alsea Bay Bridge and entering Waldport. Turn left on Hemlock Street for Highway 34, Alsea, and Corvallis.

Proceed 7.2 miles before making a left turn onto Risley Creek Road for Barclay Meadow.

In 0.1 miles, keep right for the Drift Creek Wilderness (Harris Ranch Trail).

Wind upwards for 2.9 miles: this road (FR 3446) is a narrow, potholed, uneven paved track that becomes gravel after 2.4 miles.

Reach a junction, and keep right on FR 3446 for 1.2 miles.

At another junction, go left for the Harris Ranch Trailhead, and drive this narrow, brush-lined track for 0.3 miles until you reach the trailhead.


  • Trailhead accessible all year except during rare periods of heavy snow

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