8/19/2016: Deep pot holes reported on Forest Service Road #1700 from Hwy. 18, roughly 2 miles from trailhead. The parking area at this popular trail fills early. Plan on arriving early or later in the day. Be cautious of log trucks on the narrow road to the trailhead.
Highway 101 entry – Off Highway 101 south of Lincoln City, north of Salishan:
Travel east on Drift Creek Road, right on South Drift Creek Road 1/4 mile. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 17. Stay on Forest Service Road 17 to trailhead, approximately 10 miles.
Highway 101/Highway 18 entry:
At Highway 101 and Highway 18 junction, travel east 4.5 miles on Hwy 18. Travel south on Bear Creek County Road 3.5 miles. Continue 7 miles on Forest Service Road 17 to trailhead.