Middle Fork National Recreation Trail #3609

Designated a National Recreation Trail in 2007, This beautiful, multi-use trail offers over 30 miles of adventure along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. The trail starts near Timponogas Campground and finishes near Sand Prairie Campground. Multiple trailheads offer opportunities for shorter trips and several of the easily accessible riverside areas receive high use.

There are opportunities to view wildlife, flowers, waterfalls, and portions of the historic Oregon Central Military Wagon Road as you travel through forests of mixed conifer, cottonwood, and big leaf maple - giving the visitor diverse views of changing ecosystems.

With a moderately strenuous grade and nearly 95% singletrack, the trail is popular with mountain bikers, but several sections of the trail are flat and can provide a scenic walk for even the youngest family member. Bring a fishing pole and a picnic and make it a day!

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Oakridge, OR
Water: Natural water sources should be treated
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger District
46375 Highway 58
Westfir, OR 97492

General Information

General Notes:

Map of Middle Fork Willamette trailThe lower sections of this trail can be open year round, while the upper sections may be under snow into June.

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Access is from several trailheads along Forest Road 21 starting at Sand Prairie Campground and ending at Timpanagos Campground:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
27 miles

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  Elevation : 
2000 feet - 5300 feet