Joe Goddards Grove Trail #3690

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

This short nature trail loops through a riparian zone studded with old growth Douglas-fir, western red cedar, western hemlock and Pacific yew. Pacific yews are some of the largest on the district. Old growth trees have diameters of from 40 to over 116 inches and range in age from 450 to 700 years. The tallest tree was measured at 251 feet high. However, most tops have been blown off by high winds. The trail has vegetation identification signs. There are picnic tables for use by the visitor.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/23/22: Temporarily closed due to Cedar Creek Fire. See closure order and map.

Permit Info:
Usage: Medium
Water: Black Creek - requires treatment
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Travel east on Highway 58 from the Middle Fork Ranger District office to the traffic signal in Oakridge. Turn left at the traffic light, proceed over the overpass and turn right at the next intersection. Travel through Oakridge to Forest Road 24 (Salmon Creek Road) and continue for approximately 12.5 miles to the junctions of Forest Roads 2421 and 2422. Follow Forest Road 2421 7 miles to Forest Road 393. The trail starts on the other side of the bridge over Black Creek.

Map Location:
T.21 S., R.5 ½ E., W.M., Section 32

General Notes:

Map of Joe Goddard's Grove trailForest Road 393 ends at the bridge. The bridge is closed to vehicles.

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Difficulty Level: Easy

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  Area/Length : 
.3 mile

  Elevation : 
3000 feet