McKenzie River National Recreation Trail #3507

  

The McKenzie River Trail closely follows the McKenzie River, a scenic whitewater river originating in the high Cascade Mountains. The trail crosses over several tributaries of the McKenzie River via log bridges.

The lower sections of the trail pass through 600 year old Douglas-fir forests, while upper sections of the trail pass spectacular waterfalls and lava flows.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
Water: Potable water is located in campgrounds along the way. All other water must be treated.
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

From McKenzie River Ranger District, travel west one mile to the trailhead. Several access points are available along the entire trail route.


General Notes:

Map of McKenzie River National Recreation trail

Bicyclists: Dismount and walk bicycles along the Waterfalls Trail or stay on the McKenzie River Trail as an alternate route. Expect heavy congestion near Paradise Campground, Clear Lake Loop and Waterfalls Loop trails.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  26.5 miles
  Elevation : 
1450 feet - 3200 feet