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Hares Canyon North Loop

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A nice hike though Stub Stewart State Park, a heavily forested area.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Loop

1,180' 360 m

High

847' 258 m

Low

372' 113 m

Up

372' 113 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy hiking with little elevation gain.

Overview

This loop is a combination of several trails, Brooke Creek, Widow Maker, Hares Canyon, and Hook Tender. Stub Stewart has a lot of trails that can be combined for many different loops. Wildlife is abundant and the sounds of birds are present all times.

Need to Know

This is a fee park. $5.00 for day use. If camping, the fee is included. Nice camping areas. Also has 3 disc golf courses.

Description

Start at the visitor center, and go to the NE corner of the parking lot to the Brooke Creek Trail; go left onto the Widowmaker Way, and continue to Hares Canyon Trail. Go left, and follow this trail to the unnamed trail on left where there is a barrier that you can hike around. Follow the trail to left to Hook Tender, and go left to Hares Canyon Trail. Follow this back to junction with Widowmaker Way, continue to left to Brooke Creek Trail, and follow this back to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of wildlife. Cougar (rare) bobcat, elk, lots of birds, including the Pileated Woodpecker, which is quite common.

History & Background

First new State Park in Oregon. Land trades made it possible. Opened in 2007. L.L. Stub Stewart was a lumber business man and supporter of the park system.

Contacts

Land Manager: Oregon State Parks

Shared By:

DAVID Carr

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Jun 16, 2018 near Vernonia, OR

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