Viewing Scenery

Many roads and trails lead visitors through the majestic and diverse landscapes of the Western Cascade Mountains. The soaring peaks of Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, and the Three Sisters (North Sister, Middle Sister and South Sister) provide places for visitors to view spectacular vistas.

Visitors can also view towering waterfalls including Sahalie Falls, Koosah Falls and Salt Creek Falls from viewing platforms at developed recreation sites.


Viewing Scenery Areas

  • Detroit Ranger District (US Highway 22) area description
  • Clackamas-Breitenbush Scenic Byway (Forest Rd 46)
  • Coffin Mountain Lookout
  • Elk Lake Campground
  • Gold Butte Lookout
  • Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area area description
  • Little North Santiam Trail #3338
  • Little North Santiam, East Trailhead (Shady Cove)
  • Three Pools Day Use Area
  • Opal Creek Wilderness
  • McKenzie River Ranger District (Hwy 126) area description
  • Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road 19) area description
  • Box Canyon Guard Station Cabin
  • French Pete Campground
  • Frissell Crossing Campground
  • Indian Ridge Lookout
  • Roaring River Group Campground
  • Blue River North Trail Area area description
  • Frissell Trail #3512
  • Carpenter Mountain Lookout
  • Clear Lake Area area description
  • Fish Lake Interpretive Day Use
  • Fish Lake Remount Depot - Commissary Cabin
  • Ice Cap Campground area description
  • Ice Cap Creek Day Use Area
  • McKenzie Pass—Santiam Pass Scenic Byway area description
  • Dee Wright Observatory
  • McKenzie Pass Trail Area area description
  • Lava River National Recreation Trail #3540
  • Scott Lake Campground
  • McKenzie River Area
  • Upper McKenzie Trail Area area description
  • Clear Lake Loop Trail #4341
  • Sahalie and Koosah Falls
  • Waterfalls Loop Trail #3503
  • McKenzie River Scenic Byway
  • Sand Mountain Lookout
  • Middle Fork Ranger District (Hwy 58) area description
  • Little Cowhorn Mountain Lookout
  • Huckleberry Mountain Lookout
  • Taylor Burn Trail Area area description
  • Shale Ridge Trail #3567
  • Shale Ridge Trailhead
  • Timber Butte Cabin
  • North Waldo Boat Launch & Day-Use
  • Waldo Mountain Lookout
  • Warner Mountain Lookout
  • Winchester Ridge Trail #3596
  • Winchester Ridge Trailhead
  • Willamette Pass Trail Area area description
  • Diamond Creek Falls Trail #3598
  • Salt Creek Falls Observation Site and Picnic Area
  • Salt Creek Falls Trail #3673
  • Vivian Lake Trail #3662
  • Vivian Lake Trailhead
  • Cloverpatch Trailhead
  • Joe's Peak Trailhead
  • Sweet Home Ranger District (US Highway 20) area description
  • House Rock Campground area description
  • House Rock Day Use Area
  • Old Cascade Crest Trail Area area description
  • Crescent Mountain Trail #3384
  • Pyramids Trail #3380
  • Quartzville Road Back Country Byway
  • Santiam Wagon Road Trail: An Oregon Historic Trail area description
  • South Santiam and Gordon Lakes Trail Area area description
  • House Rock Trail #3406
  • House Rock Trailhead
  • Walton Ranch Interpretive Trail #4170
  • Tombstone Pass Trail Area area description
  • Browder Ridge Trail #3409
  • Cone Peak Trail #3408
  • Echo Basin Trail #3410
  • Gate Creek Trail #3412
  • Heart Lake Trail #3407
  • Iron Mountain Trail #3389
  • Yukwah Campground area description
  • Yukwah Day Use Area
  • The West Cascade Scenic Byway
Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/willamette/recreation/natureviewing/?recid=4206&actid=64