The hike: Beautiful wooded trails and high meadows with views that go on for miles. We have put together a sampler of this wonderful 17 mile trail system that offers lots of options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. long hike will be 8.7 miles and will combine the multiple trails Princess Tasha, Berry Creek, and others.
We may lunch in the meadow at the site of an old lookout tower. Because of the later start we might have lunch at the Berry Creek crossing (about halfway), and snack at the tower site.
Hikers will have the option to shorten their hike to about 3 miles by branching off on the Lookout Loop trail.
The short hike will be 3 miles and is rated moderate overall, but you still have to make the climb up to the lookout. The elevation gain isn’t as much as the long hike.
The longer hike is 8.7 miles and is rated difficult overall.
Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water and something to eat for both lunch and some snacks.
Hiking Sticks will make the climbing easier.
You can see the full trail system map here. The section of interest for this hike is below.
Hike requires registration: Register Here
Location and Time
Meet at 9:30 at North end of Fred Meyer parking lot in Florence (near the gas station) then drive to Dry Lake trail head
Driving Directions: Take Hwy 101 N through Florence, OR. Fred Meyer ( on your left) is part of large shopping center on N. side of town.