Big Tree Trail #1150

Big Tree Observation Site

The Big Tree Trail starts through a stand of younger trees and switches back and fourth down hill through a stand of old-growth timber to intersect with the Elk Creek Falls Trail #1151.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Closest Towns:
  • Powers, OR
  • Glendale, OR
  • Gold Beach, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Powers Ranger District

General Information


From Powers, OR: Go south on County Road 90 to Forest Road 33, and turn onto Forest Road 3358. Travel 4.4 miles on Forest Road 3358-090 to Big Tree Observation site and trailhead.

From Gold Beach, OR: Go northeast on County Road 595 to Forest Road 33. Continue to milepost 57 at Elk Creek Falls Trailhead. The Big Tree Trail will intersect 0.05 miles up the Elk Creek Falls Trail.

From Glendale, OR: Go west on Bureau of Land Management Road 32-9-3 to Forest Road 3348. Travel 12 miles on Forest Road 3348 to Forest Road 3358. Turn right onto Forest Road 3358, and proceed for 11 miles to Forest Road 3358-090, at Big Tree Observation Site.


General Notes:
  • Connecting trails: Elk Creek Falls Trail #1151
  • Trail is not designed for: pack and saddle, mountain bike, motorized bike, ATV, 4-wheel drive, barrier free


The dirt parking lot is large enough for approximately 12 vehicles.


Campground Camping

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Scenic Driving

  • Forest Road 33 offers a multitude of scenic places, including lots of waterfalls and the beautiful Coquille River.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.0 miles

  Elevation : 
500 feet - 1,440 feet range