Willamette Mission State Park Trail

Gervais, OR
Length: 2.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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There’s a self-guided educational trail, bike paths, and horse paths all open to hikers. Along the walk you’ll enjoy views of Mission Lake, meadows, and wildflowers. Also, the nation’s largest black cottonwood sits on the shores of Mission Lake. This 270-year old tree is more than 28 feet in circumference, and stands more than 155 feet tall. the largest cottonwood tree.

During the Spring you’ll be able to enjoy lupine and other wildflowers and the wildflowers continue into Summer.  For extra fun you can choose to take the ferry to access the park (check the schedule as it is seasonally closed).

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Lake, and Picnic Area

nice flat trail
lots of flowers and plants to identify/see along walk
restrooms and picnic area at trailhead

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

Oregon State Park Day Use pass required

Trail Contributor

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I enjoy exploring new trails and rediscovering trails we’ve explored before in new seasons. Connecting with other families that are up for adventures is a great fit for our family and I only wish it had existed when I was first starting out on this Mom journey.

During the week most of our hikes are fairly close to home to accommodate our current nap, school, and work schedules, but no matter how big or small we like to get outside on adventures.   When we have more time we try to sneak a little further from home to explore the coast, Columbia Gorge or out to the mountains.   Personally, I am drawn to any hike involving waterfalls so when I get a chance I am trying to find new ones to explore and find.  My husband and I enjoyed hiking before having kids and are now trying to raise our boys to love the outdoors as well, and look forward to many adventures in our future.