May 20, 2022
The McKenzie River Trail is popular with mountain bikers, but it’s also a good location for a backpacking trip. The southern section of the trail parallels the river (and the highway) as it travels through old-growth forest.
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March 1, 2020
After being stopped by high water in January, I returned to hike more of this trail next to the Little North Santiam River.
January 19, 2020
This hike in Forest Park starts at the NW Saltzman Road trailhead and loops via the Maple and Wildwood trails.
January 4, 2020
This loop hike in Forest Park starts at the Linnton trailhead and follows numerous trails, including parts of the Wildwood Trail.
December 14, 2019
December is a great time to hike at Silver Falls State Park. The lodge and park entrance are all dressed up for the holidays, water levels are higher in the waterfalls, and there are far fewer crowds.
July 26, 2015
A hike along the Little North Santiam River, with old sawmill and mine equipment and the town of Jawbone Flats.
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