Santiam Wagon Road: Fish Lake & Hackleman Sections


This is the eastern-most trailhead along the historic Santiam Wagon Road.  

Fish Lake Section: On this segment you experience an intact portion of Old Santiam Wagon Road that passes through mature forests in the Hackleman Creek area. Fish Lake Guard Station was major stopover for early travelers on the wagon road. It also played a dominant role in the early days of Forest Service management of the area.

  • Length: 2.2 miles
  • Elevation gain: 3100-3200 feet
  • Latitude: 44.41330130720307
  • Longitude:-122.045439056504

Hackleman Section: This developed route along the historic Santiam Wagon Road uses existing forest roads that tie back into the original wagon road location east of Lost Prairie Campground. This portion offers the most manageable terrain for vintage vehicles and wagons and includes terrific views of Three Fingered Jack and the Old Cascades to the north. This trail crosses US Highway 20 at two locations. This section can also be accessed by the Tombstone Pass/ Cone Peak Trailhead (Fee site).

  • Length: 6.5 miles
  • Elevation gain: 3200-4200 feet
  • Latitude: 44.4020746
  • Longitude: -122.0845649

At a Glance

  • Fishing closed this section of Hackleman Creek
  • Dismount from mountain bikes and horses while traveling through Fish Lake Guard Station
  • Weed Free Feed Required
Closest Towns: Sisters, OR
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Water: None
Restroom: None
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413

General Information


From Sweet Home, Oregon travel east on Highway 20 for 40 miles and turn right onto Forest Service Road 2672. Follow Forest Service Road 2672 signs to the trailhead on the left.

There is no trailhead on Highway 126. Travelers are asked to return to Fish Lake section trailhead on Hackleman Road (Forest Service Road 2672). 

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