Oregon ridge nature center council

Register Now for our Little Acorns Camp for ages 4 - 5. All other sessions of camp are full with a waitlist.
Check the Programs & Events Page for details!

Register Now for our Little Acorns Camp for ages 4 - 5. All other sessions of camp are full with a waitlist. Check the Programs & Events Page for details!

Trails

Baltimore Gneiss (purple) Trail

.4 mile

A fairly level, easy trail which will take you from the Nature Center to the Lodge Area of the park.

Marble Quarry Loop, (brown) Paved Trail

.3 mile

An easy (stroller friendly) fairly level, paved trail near the Nature Center featuring interpretive signage about the Mining History of the park.

Loch Raven Schist (gray) Trail

.2 mile

This fairly level, easy trail connects the red trail to the Lodge Area of the park.

Loggers (red) Trail

1.9 miles

This easy/moderate loop with substantial hills travels through forest and stream habitat with a lovely view from the top of the old ski slope. It will take the average hiker approximately 1-1/2 hours to do this loop.

Short Cut (white) 

.2 mile

An easy, fairly level alternate route from the west side of the red trail to the yellow trail.

Miners (black) Trail

.3 mile

Use this fairly level, easy trail to explore the historic mining town ruins. This trail tends to stay wet and muddy in rainy weather.

Laurel (blue) Trail

.4 mile

A moderately difficult trail with a substantial hill, that can be used to shorten the red trail loop.

Lake (orange) Trail

.3 mile

This moderate trail will take you behind and above the lake for beautiful views of the lake.   Some portions of this trail may be considered strenuous.

Ridge (tan) Trail

.3 mile

This moderately easy trail with a substantial hill will take you to the Gazebo and shorten the red trail loop.

S. James Campbell/Ivy Hill (yellow) Trail

2.3 miles

A moderate trail with 3 stream crossings and substantial hills, appropriate footwear for stream crossings is recommended. Some portions of this trail may be considered strenuous.

Virginia Pine (green) Trail

.4 mile

A moderate trail with a substantial hill that can be used to shorten the red trail loop.