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Hardy Creek Trailhead

From Portland Hikers Field Guide

Hardy Creek Trailhead, Molalla River Recreation Area (bobcat)
Molalla River at Hardy Creek Trailhead (bobcat)

Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 south and take Exit 271 for Woodburn and Silverton. Turn left on Highway 214 (Newberg Highway) for Woodburn, Mt. Angel, and Silverton.

Drive 2.6 miles to the intersection with Highway 99E and keep straight here on Highway 211 for Molalla.

Keep on Highway 211 for 11.4 miles and reach the junction with the Cascade Highway (Highway 213). Keep straight at this junction for Molalla and Estacada.

Drive another 1.4 miles to the four-way junction in the center of Molalla and keep straight for Colton, Estacada, and Sandy.

Go 0.3 miles and turn right onto S. Mathias Road for Feyrer Park and Dickey Prairie.

After another 0.3 miles, bend left onto S. Feyrer Park Road.

In 1.7 miles, just after passing Feyrer Park and crossing a bridge over the Molalla River, reach a T-junction and turn right on S. Dickey Prairie Road.

Drive 1.7 miles, and bear right on Dickey Prairie Road at the Dickey Prairie Store.

Go 3.7 miles along the river and make a sharp right to cross the Glen Avon Bridge and enter the Molalla River Recreation Corridor.

From the previous junction, bend left on the Molalla Forest Road after crossing the river, drive 3.5 miles and turn right into the large gravel parking area at the Hardy Creek Trailhead.

There is an information kiosk here and a restroom. There should be trail brochures available at the information kiosk.

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Portland Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.