Ranges from steep slopes, high peaks, and ridges at the higher elevations to gently sloping and benchy terrain in the lower elevations. The most prominent features are Chimney Peak, Donaca Lake and the Middle Santiam River. Native fish populations thrive in both river and lake.
Much of this wilderness is forested with mature stands of old-growth Douglas-fir, western redcedar and western hemlock at lower elevations and true firs near ridgelines.
At a Glance
Access: State Highway 20 to Road 11, to Road 1142, to McQuade Creek Trail #3397; Road 2041 at Mid-Santiam River, Trail #3382; Highway 20 to Road 11, to Road 1152 to Gordon Peak, Trail #3387.
For trail information see: