Willamette National Forest
Willamette National Forest Supervisor's Office
3106 Pierce Parkway
Springfield, OR 97477
Recommended for the most experienced hiker. This trail is not recommended for backpackers and horses because of the trail conditions and lack of water. Overlooks the French Pete Valley.
From Blue River travel 4miles east on Hwy 126, turn right on Rd. 19 (Cougar Dam) and proceed 11 miles to the French Pete Trailhead parking lot, the trailhead is at the beginning of the parking lot.
This trail is not maintained and is almost non-existant at times, good backcountry navagational skill needed. Recommended for more experienced hikers with navigating skills.
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