Bloom Lake

This was the perfect quick and easy hike for a Sunday; one that could be managed with a baby and a lazy dog. (3.4 mile lollipop loop)

Directions: From Portland take Hwy 26 44 miles towards the coast. The trail head is on the left just before Quartz Creek Bridge. It was only a 45 minute drive!

The first part of the hike is a slow steady incline passing mossy trees and a little duck pond.

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There were tons of salamanders in the trail too, watch your step!

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The trail is an old logging road in a secondary forest. There are some giant stumps along the way from trees that were logged years ago.

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Once you reach a trail sign, you take the path to the right to get to the edge of the lake.

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After some time at the lake we headed back to the start. On the way back we saw this tree that a beaver had been working on:

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When we finished the hike there were only 5 cars at the trail head. It was nice to find a more secluded destination. 🙂

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