Whitewater Trailhead

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Trailhead provides access for:

At a Glance

Current Conditions: New for 2021, trails in Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use. Learn more.
Fees This site requires a Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency pass. To reduce the risk of theft, we no longer accept payment on-site. Day-use passes and annual passes are available electronically, by mail, and through local vendors. Visit: https://go.usa.gov/xfW75 to learn more about these passes and where to purchase them.
Permit Info: A separate self-issue Wilderness Permit is needed to access the wilderness.
Restrictions:
Closest Towns: Idanha and Detroit, Oregon
Water: Water from streams should be filtered.
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

From Detroit, OR travel southeast on ​North Santiam Highway for about 10 miles then go left on Forest Road 2243 (Whitewater Road) and travel about 7.5 miles to the trailhead and parking area.


Parking:

25 vehicles 

For safety purposes do not park vehicles on both sides of parking area beyond the restroom.  

There is a wide spot 100 yards before the parking area for trailers.  Do not park trailers past the last main curve of the road before the parking area.  Vehicle turn around with a trailer is difficult.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Backpacking

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.706839

  Longitude : 
-121.875025

 



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