Ok that's it for the Siltcoos Lake Trail pictures :O)
This is Siltcoos Lagoon Trail Head. It's about two miles south of Fish Mill Lodges.
Plenty of photo opportunities too!
That's all for Siltcoos Loogon ;0)
This is Wax Mytrle Trial.
It follows the Siltcoos River to the ocean.
Standing on the second bridge, near Wax Myrtle Trailhead, I took this picture of the Siltcoos River, in the morning one winter. The location of this bridge can be seen on the map below.
Here is a map if you want to see where I took the above pictures. The turn offs shown here (right to Siltcoos Lake Trail and Left for Siltcoos Rec. Area) are about one mile south of FML.
|Things to See & Do North of Florence|
|165||YACHATS - Fresh sea food, restaurants, gift shops and grocery|
|167.3||CAPE PERPETUA - Visitor center, auto tour, hikes to tidepools, old growth forest and viewpoint|
|168.4||CUMMINS CREEK TRAIL - Hiking and mountain biking through old growth forest|
|168.5||NEPTUNE STATE PARK - Picnicing|
|169.5||STRAWBERRY HILL - Tidepools & seal watching. Research study center.|
|170||BOB CREEK WAYSIDE - Tidepools|
|171||SEA PERCH - Deli/restaurant & grocery|
|171.5||STONEFIELD BEACH - Agate hunting. Ten Mile Creek. National Audubon Society Site.|
|175.5||MURIEL O. PONSLER WAYSIDE - Beach access. Big Creek.|
|176||CARL WASHBURNE STATE PARK - Hiking|
|177.2||HOBBIT TRAIL - Our favorite secret hike to the beach|
|177.2||CHINA CREEK - Hike to lily pond and Washington State Park|
|177.2||HECETA HEAD TRAIL - Hike to the Lighthouse|
|178.1||HECETA HEAD - Lighthouse & Devils Elbow beach picnic area|
|179||SEA LION CAVES - Elevator to subterranian cave with sea lions|
|182||C&M RIDING STABLES - Horseback riding|
|185||DARLINGTONIA NATURE HIKE - Insect eating plants|
|190||FLORENCE - Metropolis with sand dunes, old town restaurants and shops|
Certainly, one of the best ways to see the wildlife and natural bounty that Florence has to offer is to get out and explore the trails. There are 18 hiking and biking trails in the area, twisting their way around dunes, along rivers and creeks, across mountains, and past varied wildlife and pristine wilderness. Grab a bag lunch and a camera and spend the day hitting these scenic trails. Note: Fish Mill Lodges is 5.5 miles south of Florence.
Carter Dunes Trail
1.5 mile trail that leads to beach, with views of dunes. Located 7.5 miles south of Florence. Trailhead is at Carter Lake Campground turnoff on the west side of Highway 101.
Chief Tsiltcoos Trail
1.25-mile trail that winds through coastal evergreen forests. Located 7 miles south of Florence. Can be accessed from the trailhead at Siltcoos Beach Road.
Kentucky Falls Trail
Difficult trail. Watch children. Winds for 2 miles and descends 760 feet. Located 38 miles east of Reedsport, along the Siuslaw River. Take Highway 48 to 48A. Follow to Forest Service Road 23 to Road 919.
1 mile in length. Located 7 miles south of Florence, and can be accessed from the trailhead at Siltcoos Beach Road.
Mapleton Hill Pioneer Trail
Easy to moderate; listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To reach the trail, travel 1 mile east of town on Highway 126 to North Fork Road. Follow North Fork Road 14 miles to Minerva and turn right.
Overlook Beach Trail Pawn Old Growth Trail
1-mile trial that leads to beach. Located 10 miles south of Florence, on the ocean side of Highway 101.
4,000-foot trail that loops through old-growth forest. Easy walking; great for family outings. To reach the trail, travel 1 mile east of town on Highway 126 to North Fork Road. Take North Fork for 17 miles. Keep right and cross bridge.
Pawn Old Growth Trail
Siltcoos Lake Trail
2.25-mile trail that winds through 60-year-old forests to Siltcoos Lake. Located 7 miles south of Florence, and can be accessed from the east side of the highway opposite Siltcoose Beach Access Road.
Sutton Creek Trail
5 miles of varied, generally level, trails. Located 3 miles north of Florence on the ocean side of Highway 101.
Sutton Trail System
Can be accessed from the Alder Dune and Sutton campgrounds, located 12 miles north of Florence. 6 miles of trails leading to dunes, beaches, and ocean views.
Sweet Creek Trail Tahkenitch Creek Loop
Scenic views, 2 catwalks, and 11 waterfalls. Easy to moderate. 4 trail segments, totalling 3 miles, follow Sweet and Beaver Creeks. Wheelchair access on a segment beginning at the Homestead Trailhead.
2.5-mile trail winding over high vistas. Located 10 miles south of Florence, on the ocean side of Highway 101.
Tahkenitch Creek Loop
Tahkenitch Creek Trail
3 different loops of 1.5, 2.5, and 4 miles in length. Trails wind through dunes, marshes, forests, and wildlife. Located 11 miles south of Florence, with access on the ocean side of Highway 101.
Tahkenitch Dunes Trail
2 miles of trail wind through dunes and forests to the spot where Tahkenitch Creek reaches the ocean. Located 12.5 miles south of Florence on the west side of Highway 101. Trailhead parking area is located in the Tahkenitch Campground.
Taylor Dunes Trail
Half-mile trail to vistas of ocean and dunes. Located 7.5 miles south of Florence, Trailhead is at Carter Lake Campground turnoff on the ocean side of Highway 101.
Threemile Lake Trail
7 miles round trip on trail. Halfway through is the highest point on the trail, with a great downhill slope. Trails winds down to dunes and ocean. Located 14 miles south of Florence on the ocean side of Highway 101.
Valley/China Creek Trail
13.5 miles north of Florence on the east side of Highway 101. 4 miles round trip on the same trail. Perfect for level, off-road riding. Picnic area. Photo opportunities.
1.5-mile trail with great views of ocean and surrounding areas. Located 7 miles south of Florence. Can be accessed from the trailhead at Siltcoos Beach Road.