South Breitenbush Gorge Trail #3366

  

The sight and sound of the South Breitenbush River along with older Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock forest settings accompany the hiker along this National Recreation Trail. This trail winds along the South Breitenbush River through Douglas-Fir, Western Hemlock Pacific Yew and Western Red Cedar forest.  Trail has a few wind damaged timber stands, beautiful stream crossings and spectacular plant life.  

A short scramble over wind blown logs will offer great views of the gorge but the hike from the trail can be treacherous.  At the gorge river passes through a 300 foot long basalt narrows. Watch for difficult footing between the main trail and the Gorge viewpoint. 

At Roaring Creek is the largest bridge of the trail, three other smaller bridges are located east of Roaring Creek.

 

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Weed Free Feed Required
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon
Water: No potable water
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342
503-854-3366

General Information

Directions:

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General Notes:

Map of South Breitenbush Gorge trail

Use caution with children and pets near the Gorge, rocks can become slippery.

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles

  Latitude : 
44.77559581630208

  Longitude : 
-121.954270858224

  Elevation : 
2300 feet - 2800 feet

 



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