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Wildwood Recreation Area Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Restrooms, information kiosk, and parking at the trailhead (bobcat)
A boardwalk trail through the nearby wetland (Martell)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

A small fee is required to enter the recreation area, and there is a credit card kiosk after just past the entrance booth to collect money. There is also a cash/check option via a regular envelope pay station installed 1,000 feet down the road, at the right turn to the picnic area. NW Forest Passes are NOT accepted in lieu of the fee.

  • The gate at the Wildwood Recreation Area is open early spring to fall, 8:00 a.m. to sunset
  • Other seasons, park at the Wildwood Recreation Area Winter Trailhead
  • $5 day pass for passenger vehicles; $10 for vans; $20 for buses; no fee for National Parks and Federal Lands pass holders
  • Dogs on leash in the Wildwood Recreation Area

Driving Directions

From the last traffic light in Sandy, drive Highway 26 for 14.6 miles and turn right into the Wildwood Recreation Area/Cascade Streamwatch.

Drive 0.3 miles (Pass an entrance station: if staffed, pay here; if not staffed, pay at the automatic credit card kiosk just beyond the booth (or pay at the cash/cheque station farther down the road) to a junction.

Keep straight here for the trailhead and drive 0.1 miles to make a left into the large trailhead parking circle (Going right at this junction takes you to the picnic area: this junction is where the cash/cheque pay station is).

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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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