Loeb State Park / Redwood Nature Loop

Brookings, Oregon 97415

Loeb State Park / Redwood Nature Loop

Loeb State Park / Redwood Nature Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This route combines the emerald Chetco River and the northernmost grove of Oregon redwoods. Loeb State Park is a highlight in itself, with rental cabins, campsites, and fishing opportunities. The park has parking for at least 20 cars; another 10 to 15 cars can fit at Redwood Nature Loop (which is part of the featured trail).

The hike is actually two different trails—each with its own trailhead—separated by North Bank Road. Both stretches are so pretty and easy that it wouldn’t make sense to hike one and not the other. Start at Loeb State Park’s Riverview Trailhead—just across from an old-growth myrtlewood grove—and follow the trail through thick, mossy forest along the river."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hiking Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"Unlike having the long, wide beaches characteristic of the north coast, the shoreline at Harris Beach State Park consists of a series of coves defined by rocky outcrops. It is a small park. Offering hikes to dramatic spots. The South Beach Trail leads 0.2 mile down to the beach." Read more
Hiking Oregon (State Hiking Guides Series) (Falcon Guides)
Lizann Dunegan
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"This hike through Alfred A. Loeb State Park offers a rare glimpse of two hard-to-find tree species: the Oregon myrtle and the redwood. The Riverview Trail follows the banks of the salmon-and steelhead-rich Chetco River through an old grove of Oregon myrtle trees. The Redwood Nature Trail loops through a grove of immense coast redwood trees. Both trails include numbered markers that correspond to a detailed brochure pointing out all the highlights. The state park also has a campground and all kinds of fun things to see and do. You can swim in the Chetco River, fish, or rent a charter boat in nearby Brookings Harbor. In addition, the park is the gateway to the 179,655-acre Kalmiopsis Wilderness and its hundreds of miles of trails, numerous lakes, and rugged river gorges." Read more
Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"Drive up the Chetco River a few miles for a treat: a hike in a lush forest of redwood, Douglas fir, and tanoak. These are the northernmost redwoods in the world. While not quite as impressive as those growing in the heart of the redwood zone farther south, there are some big trees on this loop, some as old as 800 years. Pick up an interpretive pamphlet, if available, at the station by the rest room just up the trail. Shortly the trail reaches a junction; turn left to hike clockwise, following the order of numbered posts, which correspond with explanations in the trail pamphlet. The brochure focuses mostly on natural history but weaves in some human history as well; one post marks an old log-cage bear trap built years ago and long abandoned." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
527 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Fishing, Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Gold Beach Ranger District: (541) 247-3600
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Emily; Rogue River– Siskiyou National Forest; Gold Beach Ranger District
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018