Take OR-126 W for 30.4 mi. At the Whittaker Creek Recreation Area between mileposts 26 & 27 off Hwy 126, (east of Mapleton) turn left onto Siuslaw River Rd (Forest Service Road 4390). After 1.6 miles turn right onto Road #18-8-28 at the Whittaker Creek sign and cross the bridge. Travel this road for 1.5 miles, turning to the left onto Dunn Ridge Road (Road #18-8-28.1). Continue for 7.0 miles to a "T" shaped junction at the end of the pavement. Turn left onto Knowles Creek Road (#18-8-9) and continue 2.8 miles veering to the right onto Forest Service Road #23. After 1.6 miles, turn right onto Forest Service Road 919. Travel 2.8 miles and turn right into parking area. Follow signs to the trailhead.
From Reedsport, OR
Follow US-101 N and OR-126 E 48.2 mi. Turn right (east) onto Lower Smith River Road (Forest Road #48). Continue 15.9 miles and turn left onto North Fork Smith River Road (Forest Road #48A). Travel 10.6 miles and turn right onto Forest Road #23. Continue 9.6 miles turning left onto Forest Road #919. Travel 2.8 miles and turn right into parking area. Follow signs to the trailhead.