Portland: Coyote Point

You can thank the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ big dam idea for the views on this scenic 7.6-miler above the shores of 3,500-acre Detroit Lake.
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You can thank the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ big dam idea for the views on this scenic 7.6-miler above the shores of 3,500-acre Detroit Lake.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.1

Waypoints

COY001

Location: 44.7223701477051, -122.1875

From lot, pass green gate and begin hiking away from lake along old logging road

COY002

Location: 44.726490020752, -122.191299438477

Turn R onto the steep switchbacks of Tumble Ridge Trail 3380

COY003

Location: 44.7274703979492, -122.18920135498

Overlook of Mt. Jefferson’s crownlike summit to the ESE and the 32-plus-mile shoreline of Detroit Lake, a reservoir created by a dam completed in 1953 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

COY004

Location: 44.7333297729492, -122.184997558594

Follow switchbacks on L

COY005

Location: 44.7328796386719, -122.191200256348

Take a sharp R; look NW across Tumble Creek gorge to Elephant Rock’s thumblike outcropping

COY006

Location: 44.7367706298828, -122.193702697754

Aerial views of Detroit Lake, which reflects deep green hues from the neighboring hillsides

COY007

Location: 44.744758605957, -122.195701599121

Exit forested slope to cross maturing meadow with young mixed saplings

COY008

Location: 44.7462005615234, -122.194602966309

Arrive @ logging road and pick up Tumble Ridge Trail on N side

COY009

Location: 44.7469100952148, -122.196403503418

Emerge onto Coyote Point, a rocky opening with more lake views and, on clear days, vistas of the pinnacles of Tumble Rock, Elephant Rock, and the Cascade Range. Return to trailhead