Cummins Ridge Trail #1366

Area Status: Open

This is the only trail traveling through the Cummins Creek Wilderness. This hike passes through dense Sitka spruce and Douglas-fir stands. The trail receives light use and offers opportunities for solitude and quiet. It can also be accessed from the top via Forest Service road 5594. The Cummins Creek Wilderness features the only old-growth Sitka Spruce forest in the Oregon wilderness system.

  • 6.2 mile (one way)
  • Moderate

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/23/2023: No Bikes Allowed on Cummins Ridge trail. Expect winter storm debris on trails.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations & Guidelines
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Waldport Office or Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

General Information


Access from:

map of Cummins Creek Wilderness showing location of Cummins Ridge Trail

 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 2.4 mb)

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General Notes:

Close to:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


Siuslaw NF does not have multiday backpacking opportunities due to relatively short lengths of the trail system.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
6.5 miles one way

  Elevation : 
220 feet - 990 feet