South Breitenbush Gorge Trail #3366


The sight and sound of the South Breitenbush River along with older Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock forest settings accompany the hiker along this historic scenic trail.

A short side trip below the trail leads to the "Gorge," where the river passes through a 300 foot long basalt narrows. Watch for difficult footing between the main trail and the Gorge viewpoint.

A picturesque log footbridge crosses Roaring Creek at a steep section of cascading water.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Water: South Breitenbush River and several small streams. No potable water. Water from rivers and streams s
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit Ranger Station travel East on Hwy 22 for approximately 1 mile, turn left onto Breitenbush Road 46, travel for about 14 miles, turn right on forest road 4685. Access #1 is 1/2 mile up road 4685. Access #2 is 2 miles on road 4685 at Roaring Creek and access #3 is ¼ mile past access #2.

General Notes:

Map of South Breitenbush Gorge trail

Use caution with children and pets near the Gorge, rocks can become slippery.

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate