Little North Santiam, East Trailhead (Shady Cove)

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Trailhead for Little North Santiam Trail #3338

  • See Trail page for more information. 
  • The trailhead parking area is Just across the bridge from Shady Cove Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/15/21: Closed due to Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fire closure. See map.
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No camping within ¼ mile radius of trailhead parking area. Forest Order 18-2013-04-04
Closest Towns: Gates and Mill City, Oregon
Water: Water from streams should be filtered.
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Salem, OR, travel east on Hwy 22 approximately 23 miles. Turn left on North Fork Road, which is marked "Little North Santiam Recreation Area."

  • To access the Little North Santiam, West trailhead (Elkhorn), travel about 15 miles to forest road 201 (Elkhorn Drive), turn right and travel about ½ mile.
  • To access the Little North Santiam, East trailhead (Shady Cove), continue on North Fork Road for about 4 miles to Forest Road 2207, turn right and travel about 2.5 miles to Shady Cove Campground.

    Continue across the bridge. Trailhead parking is on the left, trail is on right.


6 - 8 vehicles



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