Willamette National Forest
Willamette National Forest Supervisor's Office
3106 Pierce Parkway
Springfield, OR 97477
This trail starts out steep with many switchbacks for the first 2 miles until you reach the top of the ridge then levels out. The trail leads into the Three Sisters Wilderness.
From Blue River proceed east for 4 miles on Hwy 126, turn right on Rd 19 (Cougar Dam) and continue for 22 miles, turn left onto Rd 1964 for 2.7 miles, then turn left onto Rd 456 to Elk Creek trailhead ½ mile.
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