Grassy Knob Trail #1241

From the trailhead, follow an old forest road up hill for approximately 0.5 mile and then turn right for the short hike to the summit of Grassy Knob. There is an abandoned lookout site, used in 1942 to spot planes, which provides a scenic view of the surrounding Grassy Knob Wilderness and the Pacific Ocean. The old forest road/trail continues along the ridge approximately 0.75 mile.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Port Orford, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Powers Ranger District

General Information


From Port Orford, OR: Travel north on Highway 101. Turn right on County Road 196, and continue to Forest Road 5105. Turn on to Forest Road 5105, which ends at the trailhead.

General Notes:
  • USGS Map: T32S, R14W, Section 32
  • Trail is not designed for: pack and saddle, mountain bike, motorized bike, ATV, 4-wheel drive, barrier free


Day Hiking

  • Lovely views of the Elk River watershed and the Pacific Ocean
Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult


Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.3 miles

  Elevation : 
2,200 feet - 2,340 feet range