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Annie's Cabin

Intermediate
 3.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A moderate all-season hike with a mix of single and doubletrack in the forest.


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Map Key

7.0

Miles

11.3

KM

Loop

1,544' 471 m

High

766' 233 m

Low

1,074' 327 m

Up

1,072' 327 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views

Overview

A great hike with some clean singletrack after a slow warm-up along an old road bed, and some recent history—and creek crossings.

Description

The hike starts from the Hardy Creek Trailhead and Picnic Area where you'll find a few amenities such as restrooms, picnic table, and ample parking. This route can be done in either direction, but I found going clockwise provides an easy 2.5 miles of warm-up.

Start up Hardy Creek Trail (rocky/rugged) to the junction with Huckleberry Trail; veer left and hike along an old road bed of mixed/crushed gravel and dirt. At 2.25 miles, you'll come to a clearing and Annie's Cabin. Take a moment to browse around or continue on.

After another quarter mile, you hit the junction with Squirrel Creek Trail; veer left and begin an incline for a smooth, soft singletrack incline to the junction with Bobcat Trail. The Bobcat Trail is the steepest section and is a bit more rugged path.

At the top, you'll hit the the junction with the Rim Trail; turn left and traverse along more soft singletrack, including a portion of Bear Woods Loop Trail (just follow the singletrack). There will be two small creek crossings to navigate.

Be sure to stay along the perimeter of the park before returning, as you hike along the Rim Trail, ultimately returning to the junction with Hardy Creek Trail and the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Most of the trees are fir with an intermix of western hemlock, western red cedar, and red alder, among others. There are little-to-no flowers along the trails, which are dominated by varying smaller plants and ferns.

History & Background

Annie and her pet squirrel resided in this cabin in the early 1990s as her family helped maintain the local trails. The cabin served as their communal area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Weber

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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Annie's Cabin
Dec 26, 2018 near Molalla, OR
Small unnamed creek in Molalla Trail System
Dec 26, 2018 near Molalla, OR

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Mar 27, 2021
Hayley Riggins
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Jan 18, 2020
Reubadubah Reubadubah
lots of gun shots off to the south Gus had a blast first time doing a hike since his ankle sprain. he has had the shits tho so not sure if the cree…