hikes

May 27, 2017

Gales Creek

Gales Creek is located in Oregon’sĀ Coast Range, just off highway 6. It’s a good place to go for a quick hike that’s not crowded, and a short drive from Portland. We hiked about 2.5 miles in, then turned around and hiked out. There’s a campground at the trailhead, so there were families with kids hiking. Great to see them getting started so young! It’s also a popular spot for mountain biking.

Gales Creek day hike

trailhead sign

Gales Creek day hike

ferns cover the hillsides

Gales Creek day hike

pretty white wildflowers

Gales Creek day hike

maidenhair ferns

Gales Creek day hike

sunlight on ferns

Gales Creek day hike

bridge at the junction with the Storey Burn trail

Gales Creek day hike

trail junction: we continued on the Gales Creek trail

Gales Creek day hike

tree stump with moss and ferns

Gales Creek day hike

anyone know what kind of fungus this is?

Category: Oregon Coastal Mountains