hike: Wilson River Trail – Jones Creek to Footbridge
This section of the Wilson River Trail between the Jones Creek and the Footbridge trailheads provides an easy hike through coastal forest with several riverside access points.
distance: 7.2 miles (out and back)
elevation gain: 600 ft.
best season: all year
drive time from Portland: 1 hour
parking pass: none
hike description: OregonHikers.org: Wilson River Traverse hike (see section 4: Cedar Creek)
Often overlooked by hikers, Oregon’s Coast Range mountains offer many miles of forested trails, often next to rivers or streams. Late fall color, trailside mushrooms, and kayakers on the river were some of the day’s highlights. I had my camera ready to take but then forgot to put it in my car, so all photos shown here were taken with my iPhone.