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Little North Santiam West Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The trailhead in winter (cfm)
Elkhorn Falls - 0.8 miles from the west trailhead (cfm)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

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Driving Directions

Drive I-5 south to Exit 253 for Highway 22, Detroit Lake and Bend. After exiting, turn left at the traffic light onto Highway 22.

Keep to this highway for 22.2 miles before making a left turn onto North Fork Road S.E. for the Elkhorn Recreation Area.

This road heads along the Little North Santiam River for 14.9 miles before you turn right onto Elkhorn Road S.E (FR 201).

Drive 0.6 miles up this gravel road and park in a trailhead parking area on the left.


  • cfm (creator)
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