Willamette Valley Visitors Association Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament Hunt

2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree LogoAs part of the Willamette Valley Visitors AssociationChristmas tree ornament hunt, two hundred glass ornaments are hidden along non-wilderness trails on the Willamette National Forest for lucky adventurers to find. In addition to a keepsake ornament, over 120 lucky winners will be awarded prizes, including a grand prize: a three night, four day paid trip for two to Washington D.C. in December 2018 to see the lighting of the 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree.

The ornament hunt highlights 1,700 miles of trails on the Willamette National Forest. The theme for the 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree is “Find Your Trail!” in recognition of two 2018 anniversaries: the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Systems Act, and the 175th commemoration of the Oregon Trail. There is a rich history of Oregon’s forests providing for the needs of Oregonians. The Willamette National Forest provides recreational opportunities, fishing, hunting, foraging, firewood, minerals, wood products and, of course, Christmas trees. We hope this exciting ornament hunt will inspire people to explore the Willamette National Forest and all it has to offer.

The Willamette Valley Visitors Association website https://www.oregonwinecountry.org/us-capitol-christmas-tree will serve as the hub for contest winners to claim their prizes throughout the contest which will run from Memorial Day weekend to October 2, 2018, the anniversary of the National Trails System Act.  

We encourage sharing adventures using the hashtags: #FindYourTrail, #FindYourOrnament, #USCapitolChristmasTree and #ItsAllYours

Sweet Home Ranger District (Hwy 20)

Trail Name

Ranger District

Gordon Meadows Trail

Sweet Home (Hwy 20)

Gordon Lakes Trail 

 

Trout Creek Trail

 

Rooster Rock Trail

 

Santiam Wagon Road: Mountain House Section

 

Santiam Wagon Road: Snowcreek Section

 

Hackleman Old Growth Trail

 

Pyramids Trail

 

North Pyramid Trail

 

Browder Ridge Trail

 

South Pyramid Creek Trail

 

Chimney Peak Trail

 

Crescent Mountain Trail

 

Gordan Peak Trail

 

Scar Mountain Trail

 

Twin Buttes Trail

 

Gate Creek Trail 

 

Detroit Ranger District (Hwy 22)

Trail Name

Ranger District

Stahlman Point

Detroit (Hwy 22)

Tumble Creek

 

Detroit Flats Day Use Area

 

Suspension Bridge Trail at Detroit Lake

 

Humbug Campground trail along the Brietenbush River

 

South Breitenbush Gorge 

 

Coffin Mountain

 

Byars Peak Trail

 

Short Mountain

 

Tumble Lake

 

Dome Rock

 

McKenzie River Ranger District (Hwy 126)

Trail Name

Ranger District

O'Leary Trail

McKenzie River (Hwy 126)

Castle Rock Trail

 

King Castle Trail

 

Delta Old Growth Trail

 

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail

 

Middle Fork Ranger District (Hwy 58)

Trail Name

Ranger District

Larsion Rock

Middle Fork (Hwy 58)

Hardesty Mountain

 

Eula Ridge

 

Lawler

 

Salmon Creek Falls Day Use Area

 

North Salmon

 

South Willamette

 

Goodman Creek

 

Eagles Rest

 

Dead Mountain

 

Aubrey Mountain

 

Heckletooth segment of Eugene to Crest

 

Middle Fork National Recreation Trail

 

Westfir Tie

 

North Fork

 

Alpine

 

Tire Mountain