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Otter Bench Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Trailhead parking (romann)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • No pass required

Driving Directions

  • Note: don't use Google Maps for Crooked River Ranch area.

From Portland, drive east on US Highway 26 through the town of Madras, then continue south on US 97 about 18 miles to the sign for Crooked River Ranch. It's just after Crooked River high bridge and just before the town of Terrebonne.

At the sign for Crooked River Ranch, turn right on Lower Bridge Road.

Follow it for 2.0 miles and make another right on 43rd St.

Follow 43rd St. for 1.7 miles and turn left on Chinook Dr.

Go 5 miles on Chinook. After a steep descend, go straight on to Horny Hollow Rd (don't take Chinook Dr back up the switchback)

Go 1.7 miles on Horny Hollow Rd until the road ends at gravel O-loop trailhead parking.

Other Notes

There are no restrooms at the trailhead.

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