Sweet Home Nature and Heritage Tours

Come explore the beautiful Sweet Home Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest! Whether you're a budding naturalist or a long-time explorer of Pacific Northwest, Sweet Home Nature and Heritage Tours will be an experience you will long remember. Sweet Home Nature and Heritage Tours offer incredible opportunities to learn about the plants, animals, geology and cultural history of the Sweet Home area, located on the edges of the Willamette Valley and within the spectacular Cascade Mountains. Sweet Home Nature and Heritage Tours will take you to the out-of-the-way spots with a friendly group to explore, learn and have a wonderful time while coming to appreciate why the Sweet Home area is such a special place.

All tours begin at the Sweet Home Ranger District, located at 4431 Hwy 20 in Sweet Home, OR. Transportation to and from the trailhead will be provided by US Forest Service. Most tours are 6 hours and return by 3:00 p.m. Longer 6 to 7 mile tours return by 5:00–6:00 p.m. The fee is $10.00 per person or $5.00 with a Senior or Access Pass. Request for refunds must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the tour. Preregistration is required for all tours, and they fill up quickly.


Register at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Please be aware there is a $3.55 service charge per tour, in addition to the fee charged for the hike.

2017 Schedule of Events

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Sweet Home Ranger District

These events are offered under the Recreation Fee Program authorized by The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. These fees fund protection and enhancement of local historic sites for public use and enjoyment and the continuation of conservation education programs