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Clay Creek Ridge Trail

Clay Creek is a favorite if you enjoy riverside camping with an interpretive trail to old-growth timber.
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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.8 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
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Overview :  Clay Creek is a favorite if you enjoy riverside camping with an interpretive trail to old-growth timber. The Siuslaw River is a salmon... more »

Tips:  From Eugene, OR follow Hwy 126 about 30 miles to Siuslaw River Road just west of Walton. Turn left on Siuslaw River Road and follow... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Clay Creek Picnic Area

Season Dates: 5/27 - 9/30
Fees: Camping - $10 per day, $5 per extra vehicle (maximum 3 vehicles per campsite)

The Clay Creek Recreation Site is nestled in the Coast Range of Oregon between Eugene and the Oregon coast. Located at the confluence of Clay Creek and the Siuslaw River, this recreation site offers a wealth of activities including... More

2. Trailhead Parking

If you don't want to walk from the Picnic Area you can park here for the trail.

3. Trailhead

Cross this bridge for the trail.

4. Loop junction

You can go either direction the trail will loop back here.

5. Old Growth Forest

Be careful as you cross through trees that have fallen on the trail.

We were here during a windy day and saw some pretty giant branches come crashing down.

6. Summit

The summit of the ridge has a wooden bench you can sit on underneath a huge tree.

7. Viewpoint

Look through the trees down to the river below.

8. Elk

We spotted some elk in this area while we were hiking.