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Santiam Wagon Road Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Santiam Wagon Road in the fall (cfm)
Cauliflower mushroom (cfm)
  • Start point: Mountain House TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End point: House Rock Campground
  • Trail Log: Trail Log
  • Hike Type: Out and Back
  • Distance: 5.0 miles
  • Elevation gain: 300 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: All, will usually have some snow in winter, but the trailhead is accessible all year.
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: No


Hike Description

Park at the Mountain House Trailhead and cross the bridge over the river to find the Old Wagon Road. Head upstream (and uphill) through alternating stands of alder and old growth Douglas-firs. You will cross several footbridges on this section of the wagon road, until you get to a signed junction for the House Rock area. Turn left (north) off the Wagon Road onto the House Rock Loop trail.


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Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • Hiking Oregon's History - by William L. Sullivan
  • 100 Hikes in Oregon's Central Cascades - by William L. Sullivan

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