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Date:  September 27, 2012

Location  Cooper Creek Reservoir Hike

Where:  Cooper Creek Reservoir, Douglas County


 We took friends Kerry and Debby Kliever and their dog Max on a hike today at Cooper Creek Reservoir. This is an interesting trail that I have hiked a couple of times in the past. (See Trip Journal of Nov 9, 2007) It was perfect weather and everyone including Max and Buster where up for some exercise.

off across the dam

We were surprised to find that a new trail has been built, which is wider with a much more moderate grade, replacing the old narrow trail which has a lot of steep ups and downs. This is now a trail that is appropriate for mountain bikes as well as hikers.

old and new trail

This is a trail that has some nice scenic sports, but sees very little use, which could be in part because there are no signs of any kind to indicate there is a trail.

Pierce Canyon Inlet

Because of time available, our turn around point was at the Sutherlin Inlet. I believe this trail continues on around the entire south side of the reservoir and on a future trip I hope to prove that theory.