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Shotgun Creek Loop Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The Shotgun Creek Trail next to Shotgun Creek (Kaltbluter)
The beginning of the Shotgun Creek Trail, near Shelter 2 (Kaltbluter)
This sign marks the intersection of Drury Ridge and Tiki trails (Kaltbluter)
Map of the trail system at Shotgun Creek (Kaltbluter)

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Hike Description

The small network of trails located in the Bureau of Land Management's Shotgun Creek Recreation Site offers multiple options for loop hikes ranging from 1.4 to 5 miles. This hike is a 4.6 mile loop that includes all of the Shotgun Creek Trail and the Drury Ridge Trail (a.k.a. the B. S.A. Trail). You can hike here all year, but the facilities at the recreation site are closed to the public from November through April.

The Shotgun Creek Trail begins near a horseshoe pit at the north end of the field by Shelter 2. Follow this trail along Shotgun Creek for 0.7 miles before turning uphill and looping around to the southeast.

Turn left (uphill) onto the Drury Ridge Trail at the four-way intersection of the Shotgun Creek, Drury Ridge, and Tiki (also spelled Tykie) Trails. The next 0.8 miles are the steepest section of the loop with 500 feet of elevation gain.

After 1.9 miles, the Drury Ridge Trail once again intersects the Tiki Trail. Turn left to follow the Tiki Trail down to Shotgun Creek, merging with the Lower Shotgun Trail just before the parking and picnic areas.


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Fees, Facilities, etc.

  • $3 daily vehicle fee (or America the Beautiful Pass) from May through October
  • Restrooms, picnic area, ball field, play area, swimming hole (facilities closed from November through April)
  • Dogs on leash

Trip Reports

Related Discussions / Q&A

Guidebooks

  • Best Easy Day Hikes: Salem and Eugene by Adam Sawyer
  • 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades by William L. Sullivan
  • Oregon Hiking by Sean Patrick Hill

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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