Santiam Wagon Road: Sevenmile Section

A mixture of dense second-growth and patches of old growth forest shrouds you while you traverse the side slope of Sevenmile Hill. The eastern half of the trail follows the original route of the historic Santiam Wagon Road. This segment was immortalized in stories of the first transcontinental auto race in 1905, when trees were attached to vehicles to slow their descent of Sevenmile Hill.

The trailhead can also be used to access the Snow Creek Trail section of the Santiam Wagon Road

At a Glance

Fees: $5/vehicle/day or a valid Recreation Pass is required at the Sevenmile Trailhead.
Restrictions: Weed Free Feed Required
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Sisters, OR
Water: None
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger District
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home, OR 97386

General Information


From Sweet Home, travel east on Highway 20 for 30.3 miles then turn right on spur road 2000-024. The trailhead is at the end of the spur. Dispersed sites have been built at the trailhead which will accommodate horse trailers and camping.

General Notes:

Click on the image below or here for a PDF trail map.

Santiam Wagon Road #3413 Trail Map

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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  Area/Length : 
3.3 miles

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  Elevation : 
1900 feet - 4200 feet