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Northrup Creek Big Tree Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Trailhead, Big Tree Trail, Northrup Creek (bobcat)


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Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 west: from the merge with Highway 217, it’s 47.3 miles to a left turn for Highway 103, Mist, and Jewell.

Descend 0.1 miles, and make right for Mist and Jewell.

Drive up the Nehalem River for 9.0 miles, and at a T-junction, turn right onto Highway 202 for Birkenfeld and Vernonia.

Go 5.9 miles, and turn left onto Northrup Creek Road for the Northrup Creek Horse Camp.

Drive up this road for 1.9 miles, and stay left at the junction with Cow Ridge Road (The road becomes gravel after 1.5 miles at the junction with Old 77 Vesper Lane).

Continue 1.2 miles and keep left at the junction with Bovine Mainline Road.

In 0.2 miles, stay right at the junction with Foster Mainline Road.

Continue 1.5 miles, passing the campground area, and make a sharp turn left.

Pull off to the right at the group picnic area: the Big Tree Trailhead is across the road.

Fees, etc.

  • Trailhead closed December 1st – May 14th
  • Restrooms at nearby Northrup Creek Trailhead, picnic tables
  • Keep dogs on leash

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