The North Fork Trail, which leaves from the parking lot, is a 0.25 mi self-guided interpretive trail that describes the unique ecology of the Coast Range temperate rainforest. Watch for Hooded and Common Mergansers, Wood Duck, Belted Kingfisher, Winter Wren, and MacGillivray’s and Wilson’s Warblers. American Dipper shows up in fall. Trillium are in full bloom in March and April. Chinook salmon migration begins after the first rains in September; also watch for beaver and river otter. This is a very popular steelhead fishing spot during the winter run.
From Alsea go NE on Hwy 34 about 2.5 mi to MP 42.5. Turn R on Seeley Creek Rd. From Corvallis head W 6 mi on US Hwy 20/Hwy 34, just past Philomath. Turn L onto Hwy 34 and head W for 14.2 mi. Turn left onto Seeley Creek Rd. Parking is just past the bridge over the North Fork Alsea River. (GPS 44 24.535 N, 123 34.006 W)