Upper Nestucca Equestrian Trail
West Valley Chapter - OET
photo credits: NWET
Trail Summary Data
- General Trail Location: Western Coastal Oregon
- Average Trail Terrain: Moderately Challenging
- Total Trail Miles: 20+
- Camping : No
- Parking : Good
- Restrooms : No
- Potable Water : No
This is the newest equestrian trail in the Western Willamette Valley! The trail system wanders through beautiful wooded and forested areas and is the perfect jumping off point for lots of riding miles on logging roads or OHV trails. Perfect riding setting for hot summer days. Ride to Mt Hebo, ride to the Nestucca River - it is all possible from here!
This trail is located on State Land leased by the West Valley Chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails. See the NWET Events Calendar for work party events in this area.
Trail Type, Distance & Elevation:
The Upper Nestucca Equestrian Trailhead and surrounding area includes approximately 3 miles of trails - however almost limitless riding is accessible from this area. The trails can be completed as loops or out and back. Some trail sections are still being developed.
The trail terrain is a bit steep leaving from the parking area but levels out some at the higher elevations. Trails consist of single track with dirt/rock footing to old logging roads of rock and gravel. The creek crossing on the John's Landing (yellow) portion of the trail can be a bit deep in mud - caution is advised.
Elevation 1,900 - 2,400 feet MSL
For trail maps and extended riding ideas contact the West Valley Chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails
Like most Willamette Valley trail locations the trail season is generally June through October when conditions are dryer. Weather conditions can render some trails unsafe - check weather forecast and trail conditions before you ride.
There is ample parking for 4 - 5 rigs in the gravel parking lot which is easily accessed via paved roads.
Camping & Corral Availability:
No camping is allowed at this trailhead. No corrals are available, however there are two hitching posts in the parking area.
There are no services, restrooms, or water available at the trail head. Water may be intermittently available in the creek crossing area.
Rules & Regulations:
There are no fees for using the trailhead or trail system. Rules are posted at the trail head. No motorized vehicles are allowed within the boundary of the state land - however riders may encounter logging trucks and OHV's when riding beyond the state land boundaries. Switch to the map view on the Google map below to see boundaries of the state land.
Upper Nestucca Equestrian Trail,
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