Lush, shady trail in old-growth forest leading to Gerdamann botanical gardens. Loved the mulch trail lined with a variety of ferns, surrounded by towering trees. Several types of berries on the trail including red and black huckleberries and Salal berries. So many interesting plants including rhododendrons in the botanical garden. Trail parking is at the end of Diversity Dr. We chose to hike out and back to avoid walking along Hwy 101.
Short trail, it was well maintained and leads you to a botanical garden walk through. I would say it's a good beginner hike/walk with gradual incline and steps. There are no dogs allowed at the botanical garden but the rest of trail you can bring a dog. Not stroller/wheelchair friendly. Mostly shaded, it doesn't lead to a view point but the trail itself is the beauty.
A little gem of a trail! Park at the very back of the apartments on Diversity and you'll run right into it. Beautiful botanical gardens and coastal forest! Moderate hiking trail. Hike to the end and then turn around and do it again to get back to your car! Beautiful and historical! ❤️
Great little trail tucked behind an apartment complex in Yachats, perfect for a morning hike after breakfast before you hit the beach. The trail starts uphill & has some stairs, so not accessible for wheelchair users. It's .9 miles and ends at the Gerdemann Botanical Preserve, which is only open by appointment. It's a beautiful forest and the path is well maintained. Look for blooming Trillium in the spring.
Scenic hike through old growth forest. Trail is muddy in spots during rainy season. There is a botanical garden at the end but they don’t allow dogs past the gate. I highly suggest turning around and following the trail back the way you came unless you want to walk through a residential area and then down Hwy 101 to get back to where you started. 0.8 miles each way.