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South Lake Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

South Lake, Siuslaw National Forest (bobcat)
Trailhead sign at South Lake (bobcat)


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Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 west about 15 miles from Beaverton and bear left on Highway 6 for Banks and Tillamook.

Drive 52.0 miles into the center of Tillamook and turn left onto Highway 101S for Hebo and Newport.

Drive 19.6 miles to Hebo, and turn left onto Highway 22 for Valley Junction and McMinnville.

After 0.3 miles, turn left onto Mt. Hebo Road for Mt. Hebo and Hebo Lake; this is just before the Siuslaw National Forest Ranger Station.

Drive up this road for 8.1 miles (It becomes FR 14) and pass the spur leading to the parking area at the microwave towers on Hebo's summit.

Continue for 2.0 miles with the road becoming gravel and turn right for FR 14.

Turn right again and drive 1.6 miles down the back side of Mt. Hebo to a junction, where you keep left.

Drive 0.4 miles on a better gravel surface to another junction.

Turn right here and drive 0.3 miles to a pullout on the left at South Lake.

  • There are primitive campsites and an outhouse here. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout.


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