Pacific Crest Trailhead - Santiam Pass

Trail head for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail at Santiam Pass.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For trail conditions, check with the Pacific Crest Trail Association.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Long-distance PCT hikers and riders who have a Long-Distance Permit (500 miles or more) issued by the Pacific Crest Trail Association do not need Central Cascade Wilderness Permits. All other users of the PCT must obtain a Central Cascade Wilderness Permit, which are required for all overnight use and some day-use in the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas from June 15 to October 15.
Restrictions: The trail is open to foot and horse (or other pack stock) travel only. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted. Wilderness regulations apply to all sections traversing designated wilderness areas. 
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information


From Detroit, OR head southeast on OR Highway 22 E (​N. Santiam Highway) for 31.3 miles.

Then continue onto OR Highway 126 E​ (US-20 E) for about 5.4 miles. 

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