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Spotted Owl Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

This trailhead lies within the boundary of extensive wind-driven fires that burned in September, 2020.
It and the trails that it services are presumed closed until further notice.
Parking at the green gate; walk past the gate to find the Spotted Owl Trail (bobcat)

Contents

Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Via Salem:

Drive I-5 south through Salem and take Exit 253 for Highway 22, Detroit Lake, and Bend. After making the exit, turn left onto Highway 22.

Drive 49.5 miles to Detroit and turn left onto FR 46 for Breitenbush, Elk Lake, and Olallie Lake.

Drive 9.1 miles and turn right onto gravel FR 4653 for the Breitenbush Retreat Center.

Cross the South Fork Breitenbush River and, after 0.1 miles, turn left onto gravel FR 2231 for the Breitenbush Retreat Center.

Drive 0.6 miles and bear left for the Retreat Center on the FR 2231-890 spur.

After 0.6 miles, keep right at the junction for the Retreat Center’s parking area and park to the side of a closed green gate.

Via Estacada:

From the east end of Estacada, at the junction with 211S for Molalla, continue straight on Highway 224E for North Fork Lake.

Drive 25.6 miles past the Ripplebrook Guard Station to a junction with FR 57 just past the bridge over the Oak Grove Fork.

Bear right here on FR 46 for Detroit and Bagby Hot Springs. Drive 36.1 miles and turn left onto gravel FR 4653 for the Breitenbush Retreat Center.

Cross the South Fork Breitenbush River and, after 0.1 miles, turn left onto gravel FR 2231 for the Breitenbush Retreat Center.

Drive 0.6 miles and bear left for the Retreat Center on the FR 2231-890 spur.

After 0.6 miles, keep right at the junction for the Retreat Center’s parking area and park to the side of a closed green gate.


Fees / Regulations

  • No pass required
  • The trails are maintained by the Breitenbush Retreat Center.
  • Park by the side of the road and do not block the green gate on the road ahead, which leads to a number of private cabins.
  • If you are staying at the retreat, there is a connector trail to the Spotted Owl Trail.


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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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