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Kilchis River Trail

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A narrow, lightly-maintained track that follows the lovely Kilchis River through quiet old-growth forest.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

143' 44 m

High

97' 30 m

Low

91' 28 m

Up

50' 15 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features River/Creek

Need to Know

Bathrooms are available at Kilchis River County Campground.

Description

The trail takes off from the north end of the Kilchis River County Campground Day Use Area. Park in the Day Use are and head upriver following the gravel track.

The trail heads into the Kilchis River valley, a large parcel of land owned by Tillamook County but not developed. Following closely along the river bank, the trail is seasonally muddy and somewhat overgrown.

The trail crosses Gilmore Creek, School Creek, and Washout Creek. You may get your feet wet trying to hop from rock to rock, depending on how high the water is running. The path up the creek banks can be steep.

It's easy to lose the trail in the ferns under the old-growth Sitka spruce grove. Continue on and slightly to the left to stay on the trail after climbing out of the stream bank.

Come out in a fairly large elk meadow lined on either side by huge old trees. Here the trail peters out and gets lost in elk trails. Turn around and enjoy the hike back along the river.

Flora & Fauna

Sitka spruce, sword fern.

Contacts

Land Manager: Tillamook County

Shared By:

Samantha Goodwin

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Trail crossing Washout Creek, with the creek falling over mossy boulders.
Aug 19, 2020 near Bay City, OR
Trail running through a green woods with ferns on both sides.
Aug 19, 2020 near Bay City, OR
A meadow with large, old sitka spruce trees on the edges.
Aug 19, 2020 near Bay City, OR
Sign marking the beginning of the Kilchis River Trail.
Aug 19, 2020 near Bay City, OR

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