Molalla River Recreation Corridor Loop Hike

Hike Distance: 7.7 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1044.0 miles

Elevation Gain: 1341 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 137962 feet

Such a beautiful day to go for a hike in the Molalla River Corridor with our friends!  Keri and Tracy had never been to this area and had expressed a desire to go sometime, and this was that time.  The weather not only cooperated but the temperature was very comfortable.

We parked at the Hardy Creek trailhead and headed up the road and turned left onto the Huckleberry Trail.  Heading south on the Huckleberry Trail we intersected the Deer Skull Trail and headed up toward the Rim Trail.  We then took the Rim Trail south for quite a while.  The flowers were in bloom everywhere, and there were also views of the private properties looking west.  Keri is very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and basically told us all our favorite  flowers were invasive!  Oh well, they’re there so we’ll enjoy them. haha

We continued on the Rim Trail and then turned east onto the Bobcat Trail, which is just a forest road.  The Bobcat Trail descends until it meets the Huckleberry Trail, and we turned left and headed north back towards our car.

It was such an enjoyable day and we all plan to come back another time.  The best part was that we only saw one person the entire day, and this was a weekend!  It was also a special day in that Tracy was feeling great which was the opposite of her hiking experience the day before.  🙂

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