Dorena Lake

Dorena Lake Loop

Dorena Lake Loop

This hike can be done in either direction, this discription is clock wise. From Baker Bay park entrance, head west on the highway. You'll pass the road on the Dorena Dam (a nice 1-mile out and back), then drop down the hill past Schwarz Park. After you cross the Row River, take a right onto Row River Road. At the top of the first hill look for the entrance on your left for the Row River Trail. The paved path that follows along the lake and was paved over the railroad right of way. There are several view points along this path and several restrooms. When the trail again crosses Row River Road, take a right onto the road and follow along the river until you meet backup with the highway at the covered bridge. Take a right and head up the hill for about 5 miles back to Baker Bay park. The last part of this hike is along the highway, while there is a wide bike lane, it isn't safe for young kids. This loop is best done on a bike. Hike the Row River Trail

From 1-5 take Cottage Grove/Dorena Exit and head east to Baker Bay Park (Lane County park). This is a fee site, cost is $3 a day. There are other free places to park all along this hiking loop, especially on the north side of Dorena Lake. This loop can be down from any point along this loop, I've just started it from Baker Bay as we camp here every year and do this loop on our bikes every morning. (Lat:43.7727 Lon:-122.9349)

Near: Dorena, OR
Scenery:
Distance: 15 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 500 ft
Hike Time: 6.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Condition: Fire road/pavement
HikeType: Loop

Directions

From Baker Bay Park, circle Dorena Lake on paved road & bike path