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Firelane 1

Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

A scenic trail that drops over 1,000 feet from the trailhead at Forest Land to near US 30.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

994' 303 m

High

43' 13 m

Low

139' 42 m

Up

1,088' 332 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Where the trail meets the Wildwood Trail there is a large open area that contains picnic tables and benches. This area is easily accessible from the Forest Lane Trailhead.

Description

Firelane 1 is a picturesque trail with ravines that descend on both sides. You'll see Douglas Fir and Alder trees at the top end of this trail along with some Western Hemlock, Big Leaf Maples, and Western Red Cedars. The trail starts out as a gently rolling hill and then changes to a fairly steep descent past the Wildwood Trail. Here you'll see mostly Big Leaf Maple and Alder mixed in with a few conifers.

Between Wildwood Trail and Leif Erickson, the surface has a lot of stone with some larger rocks that can be hidden under fallen leaves in the autumn.

After Leif Erickson you'll start seeing several impressive Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar as well as Lady and Sword Ferns. Seasonal wildflowers and fungi are abundant.

The bottom of the trail parallels US 30 for the next mile or so until you reach the end. Here you'll see several trails created by the black-tailed deer and coyotes, which frequent the area. From this point on there are many blackberry and thimbleberry bushes as well as cottonwood trees. Elderberry and huckleberry are also common.

The trail also changes to singletrack and gently rolls until descending to the end at St. Helens Road. There are views of the Willamette and Cascades to the east.

Flora & Fauna

Seasonal wildflowers, fungi, and various forest plant life are abundant along this trail as well as animals such as black-tailed deer and coyotes and smaller ones such as brush rabbits, chickerees (Douglas squirrels) and garter snakes.

Contacts

Shared By:

Forest Park Conservancy

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  3.3 from 3 votes

#17

in Forest Park

#25449

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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#17

in Forest Park

#825

in Oregon

#25,449

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A woman hikes the Wildwood Trail at the point it intersects with Fir Lane 1, which can be seen in the upper right. The are is very family-friendly as it has easy excess to a wide clearing with picnic tables.
Nov 19, 2015 near West Haven, OR

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Mar 28, 2020
Mackenzie M
Took fire lane one to nature trail to Alder to Wildwood back to car Carr

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