Harris Ranch Trail #1347

Area Status: Open

The Drift Creek Wilderness (5,798 acres) is one of three wilderness areas established on the Siuslaw National Forest and the largest on the Coast Range. There are two main trails, the Horse Creek Trail and the Harris Ranch Trail. Stock use prohibited due to fragile soil conditions. The Harris Ranch trail travels down to an old homestead meadow then continues to Drift Creek.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/22/2024: No recent reports. Expect seasonal storm debris on trails. Please practice leave no trace - pack out what you pack in. No bikes or motorized equipment allowed in Wilderness.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations & Guidelines
Water: None
Restroom: None
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District
1130 Forestry Lane
Waldport, Oregon 97394

General Information


Access to this trail is at Harris Ranch Trailhead


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 2.4 mb)

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles one way

  Elevation : 
1,320 feet down to 140 feet