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Gems in Willamette National Forest - 3

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gem Favorite Enjoying the view

Tamolitch Blue Pool

(14) McKenzi…, OR
gem Favorite Mount Jefferson past the mouth of Boca Cave.

Boca Cave

(2) Mill City, OR
gem Favorite North and Middle Sisters from South Sister Summit

South Sister Summit

(8) Sisters, OR

Recommended Routes in Willamette National Forest - 6

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Favorite Stars over Clear Lake
Easy/Intermediate

Clear Lake Loop

5.1 mi 8.3 km 324' Up 98.9 m Up 319' Down 97.21 m Down

McKenzi…, OR
Favorite Mount Jefferson slightly obstructed by smoke from the 2020 Lionshead fire and a sleepy dog on top of Marion Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Marion Lake-Mountain-Falls

11.3 mi 18.2 km 2,712' Up 826.51 m Up 2,711' Down 826.31 m Down

Sisters, OR
Favorite Jefferson Park and Mount Jefferson from the summit of Bear Point.
Difficult

Bear Point Out and Back

7.5 mi 12.1 km 2,937' Up 895.12 m Up 2,937' Down 895.16 m Down

Mill City, OR
Favorite Trail to Pamelia Lake
Intermediate

Pamelia Lake to PCT Loop

18.8 mi 30.3 km 3,350' Up 1021.14 m Up 3,344' Down 1019.2 m Down

Mill City, OR
Favorite The sun peeks through the forest near a small stream crossing.
Intermediate

Santiam Wagon Road: Mountain House to House Rock Falls

5.0 mi 8.1 km 521' Up 158.73 m Up 521' Down 158.7 m Down

McKenzi…, OR
Favorite Lower Erma Bell
Intermediate

Erma Bell Lakes Loop

8.9 mi 14.3 km 992' Up 302.24 m Up 993' Down 302.52 m Down

McKenzi…, OR

Willamette National Forest Hiking

  • 1,564 Miles 2,517 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 98 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 187 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 103 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Willamette National Forest - 382

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26.5 mi 42.7 km #1McKenzie River Trail MRT
Intermediate
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Intermediate
McKenzie Bridge, OR
3.6 mi 5.8 km #2Three Sisters Traverse
Difficult
Sisters, OR
Difficult
Sisters, OR
1.8 mi 2.8 km #3Bear Point Trail #3342
Difficult
Warm Springs, OR
Difficult
Warm Springs, OR
1.6 mi 2.5 km #4Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
8.3 mi 13.4 km #5Crescent Mountain Trail
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
6.3 mi 10.1 km #6Triangulation Peak Trail #3373
Intermediate/Difficult
Warm Springs, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Warm Springs, OR
3.3 mi 5.4 km #7Cone Peak Trail #3408
Intermediate/Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Triangulation Peak Trail #3374
Intermediate
Mill City, OR
Intermediate
Mill City, OR
15.3 mi 24.6 km #9Alpine #3450
Intermediate
Oakridge, OR
Intermediate
Oakridge, OR
5.6 mi 8.9 km #10Santiam Lake Trail #3491
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Intermediate
Sisters, OR

Photos of Willamette National Forest - 192

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Stars over Clear Lake
Jul 3, 2018 near McKenzi…, OR
North and Middle Sisters from South Sister Summit
Jul 12, 2018 near Sisters, OR
View of Mt Jefferson from Elephant Rock
Apr 8, 2018 near Mill City, OR
The sun peeks through the forest near a small stream crossing.
May 23, 2017 near McKenzi…, OR
Creek bed along Horse Creek Trail
Apr 29, 2015 near Deschut…, OR
An open ridge on Mount Beachie with a good view to Mount Jefferson
Jun 27, 2020 near Mill City, OR
Plenty of room on top of Battle Ax Mountain
Jun 27, 2020 near Mill City, OR
Mount Jefferson in all it's glory
Jun 27, 2020 near Mill City, OR