Some of the most majestic sights of coastal Oregon are the enormous old Douglas firs. Schrader Old Growth Trail is an easy hike and home to some of the oldest trees in the area. Bring your mountain bike and ride the trails. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that inhabits the forest around these 300-year-old trees. This interpretive trail is a one-mile loop. Pick up a brochure at the trailhead and learn about the different plants and animals that you might see along the way. After you have looped around the Shrader Old Growth Trail, you can cross the Lobster Creek Bridge and head to the Myrtle Tree Trail. Since this trail is much shorter, about a quarter mile, you might want to try it out first. The largest myrtle tree in the world can be found on this trail. This stately myrtle stands at nearly 90 feet tall and 42 feet around. These two trails offer excellent, short hikes for those looking to enjoy the outdoors. The Myrtle Tree and Shrader Old Growth Trails are located on either side of the Lobster Creek Bridge. To get to the bridge, follow the signs at Jerry’s Flat Rd.
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