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Hiking

Sutton Trail Station
Access from Sutton or Alder Dune Campgrounds. Several miles north of Florence. 6 mi. of trails to dunes, beaches and vistas.

Sutton Creek Trail
3 mi. north of Florence on the west side of Hwy 101. At least 5 mi. of assorted (mostly flat) trails.

Kentucky Falls Trail  The trail is two miles, one way, along Kentucky Creek,
and travels through some luscious old-growth forest to three spectacular waterfalls, each over 80 feet high. A rather difficult hike with steep and narrow sections.  Watch children closely. Check with the local ranger district for a map and directions to this trail, it is somewhat difficult to find, but the trail, falls and beautiful drive are worth it. 

Mapleton Hill Pioneer Trail    Once known as the North Fork Trail, this trail offers a colorful history, making it eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Interpretive signs along the 3500-foot easy to moderate hike. One mile east of Florence on Hwy 126 to North Fork Road (5070), then 14.3 miles northeast and make a right turn at Minerva.

Horseback


Horse Creek Campground & Trails just 10 miles north of Florence with beautifully treed camp sites, corrals and many trails leading to the ocean.


Bicycling

florence oregon bike trail
Miller Park- Trail through park.

Woahink Creek Trail - Between creek and 17th Street neighborhood.

OHV Trails

oregon dunes atv trails

Breach OHV Trail
Chapman's OHV Trail
Driftwood II OHV Trail
Coast Guard North OHV Trail
Goose Pasture OHV
Trail Hunters OHV Trail
South Jetty OHV Trail

Beach Trails

Waxmyrtle Trail 7  miles south of Florence. Access from trailhead at Siltcoos Beach Road. 1.5 miles long of ocean & estuary views.

Taylor Dunes Trail Trailhead at Carter Lake Campground turnoff, west side of Hwy 101 7.5 miles south of Florence 1/2 mile trail to great views of dunes & ocean

Threemile Lake Trail Located 14 miles south of Florence on the west side of the highway, this very scenic trail is about a seven mile round trip and considered of "Medium" difficulty. Hike across dunes for a good summer swim.

Tahkenitch Creek Trail Access on west side of Hwy 101 11 miles south of Florence 3 separate loops of 1.5, 2.5 & 4 miles Through dunes, forests, marshes, meadows, creek & wildlife

Carter Dunes Trail
Access as above (Taylor Dunes). 1.5 mi. trail. Leads through abundant wildlife to the beach.

 

Offroad Permits



An OHV permit issued by the State of Oregon is required if you want to operate your motorized on public land and you mudy operate your vehicle in areas specifically designated for OHV use. Some states hae OHV Permit reciprocit with Oregon. Check the Oregon OHV web site for more information. http://www.oregonohv.org/ In addition to the OHV permit issued by the State of Oregon for your vehicle, the Siuslaw National Forest also requires recreation permits for most campgrounds and day use staging areas. .