Molalla River Trail System
Salem District | OR
Season Dates: January 1 - December 31
The Molalla River Trail System, located within the Molalla River Recreation Area, offers trail opportunities for equestrians, mountain bikers and hikers in a working forest on a hillside above the river.
The trail system is an extensive network of forested non-motorized trails that offers varying levels of difficulty and scenic glimpses of the Molalla River. Development and management of the 25-mile trail system is part of a cooperative effort with Molalla RiverWatch, a local non-profit and hiking, biking and equestrian groups. The system is closed to motorized vehicles.
What to Expect
Singletrack trails within the system are closed to equestrian and biking use through the late fall, winter and early spring to protect trail conditions. Doubletrack trails (closed forest roads) are open to all users throughout the year. Please obey trail closure postings.
Several trail segments within the system have been re-routed over the past two years to improve trail sustainability. If these trails are muddy, please use other available options.
From downtown Molalla, head east on Main St/OR 211. Veer right at the OR 211/Mathias Rd intersection, following signs for Feyrer Park. Once past Feyrer Park (operated by Clackamas County) and over the Molalla River, follow signs for Dickey Prarie and turn right. Continue south on Dickey Prarie Rd , passing the Dickey Prarie Store. 3.7 miles past the Store, turn right on Molalla Forest Rd and cross Glen Avon Bridge. Hardy Creek Trailhead is 3.5 miles south of the Bridge