The sight and sound of the South Breitenbush River along with older Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock forest settings accompany the hiker along this National Recreation Trail. This trail winds along the South Breitenbush River through Douglas-Fir, Western Hemlock Pacific Yew and Western Red Cedar forest. Trail has a few wind damaged timber stands, beautiful stream crossings and spectacular plant life.
A short scramble over wind blown logs will offer great views of the gorge but the hike from the trail can be treacherous. At the gorge river passes through a 300 foot long basalt narrows. Watch for difficult footing between the main trail and the Gorge viewpoint.
At Roaring Creek is the largest bridge of the trail, a picturesque log footbridge crosses Roaring Creek at a steep section of cascading water. Three other smaller bridges are located east of Roaring Creek.
At a Glance
||South Breitenbush River and several small streams. No potable water. Water from rivers and streams
Detroit Ranger Station
Access to this trail is at:
Use caution with children and pets near the Gorge, rocks can become slippery.