Little North Santiam Trail #3338


The trail meanders along the picturesque Little North Santiam River through young and older Douglas-fir forest.

Several cascading waterfalls, deep emerald pools and a spectacular gorge with towering rock walls can be seen along the trail. There are eight rustic log footbridges along the trail.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Horse travel is restricted due to bridge and stair structures that are not negotiable.
Water: No potable water.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Little N Santiam River, East Trailhead.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


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General Notes:

Map of Little North Santiam trailUse caution and supervise children and pets closely when traveling off of the main trail. Slippery rocks, uneven terrain, steep banks and cliffs are natural hazards that can be very dangerous.

Access from Shady Cove Campground trailhead provides an easy hike for about 2 miles.

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Nature Viewing

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