Detroit, Oregon

Top Spots in and near Detroit

  • Detroit, Oregon

    Dome Rock via the Upper Trailhead

    2.36 mi / 479 ft gain
    From Highway 22 at the Breitenbush River Bridge, in Detroit, turn north on to French Creek Rd. Drive up French Creek about 7.7 miles to the Upper TH #3379/3381 to Dome Rock and Tumble Lake. The trail can be found on the left side of the road and is easily seen after you pass it. It's best to pass...
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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Battle Ax Mountain

    5.0
    5.09 mi / 1594 ft gain
    With no officially marked trailhead, this hike begins slightly west of Elk Lake in Marion County. Take Highway 22 to Detroit, OR. East of the bridge over Breitenbush River, turn onto (FR) Forest Road 46, with signs pointing to Breitenbush River. After 4.5 miles turn left at a sign for Elk Lake, a...
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  • Marion County, Oregon

    Gold Butte Fire Lookout

    4.3
    2.44 mi / 741 ft gain
    Gold Butte Fire Lookout is a real gem in the Willamette National Forest. At 4618 feet elevation, the nearby Cascade Mountain views are nothing short of spectacular! At the summit, sits a L-4 Ground Structure Type Fire Lookout that was built in1934 to be used as a Fire Lookout. Additionally, durin...
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  • Gates, Oregon

    Natural Rock Arch

    5.0
    0.68 mi / 449 ft gain
    The Santiam Forest is well known for its many beautiful spots, but this one is fairly uncommon. It's likely you will be the only person out here. Since it's such a short hike, just about a mile round trip, you could easily make it a pit stop on your way to or from someplace else and not have to w...
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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Boca Cave & Triangulation Peak

    4.0
    4.75 mi / 1053 ft gain
    Triangulation Peak, Spire Rock and Boca Cave TH #3372 The trail starts on level ground where you travel east along the top of the ridge. There are multiple trees that have fallen across the trail making the hike quite adventurous. Some trees you'll go over and some you will need to go under. Dep...
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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout

    5.0
    2.67 mi / 873 ft gain
    Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout is a beautiful day hike that takes you to its summit at 5771 feet elevation, covering roughly 1070 feet elevation gain. To get to the Coffin Mt. trailhead from Detroit OR, travel east on Highway 22 for approximately 19.5 miles to Forest Road 11 (Straight Creek Road)....
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  • Gates, Oregon

    Opal Creek Pools Loop

    4.6
    6.6 mi / 663 ft gain
    Note: this trail is closed due to fire damage. For more updates, please visit the Forest Service website.  The Opal Creek pools are a wonderful place to visit year-round, but they’re a true oasis on a hot summer day. With a variety of rock outcroppings and ledges to jump off of, and plenty of ro...
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  • Lyons, Oregon

    Cedar Flat and Kopetski Trail Loop

    9.62 mi / 958 ft gain
    On Saturday, I slid into the backseat alongside weekend belongings crammed in the car trunk. Backpacks with patches and streaks of dust. Bags of food that could be cooked over the flames of a fire. We drove south on the 5, leaving Portland and crossing through Salem, as Lake Street Dive albums p...
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  • Lyons, Oregon

    Swim at Three Pools

    5.0
    To get there from Salem, Follow Hwy. 22 east to Mehama. Turn on Little North Santiam Road (FS 2209) and proceed for 12 miles to Three Pools Day Use Area. Three Pools is by far one of the most popular swimming holes in the Northwest. With multiple swimming holes within just feet from one another i...
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  • Lyons, Oregon

    Henline Falls Trail

    5.0
    1.71 mi / 312 ft gain
    The trail is a washed out, old mining road making its way through a lush forest with a mix of ferns, moss covered trees, and towering Douglas Firs with trees blown over from wind storms lining both sides of the trail. I call those Big Foot traps. The trail comes to a fork, stay to the left you ar...
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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Russell Lake via Whitewater Creek Trailhead

    4.8
    11.4 mi / 1926 ft gain
    This hike begins 7.5 miles down Whitewater Road at the Whitewater Trailhead, about 10 miles east of Detroit Lake. The road is bumpy, but can be navigated at slow speeds, even without four-wheel drive. Make sure to fill out a wilderness pass once you arrive at the trailhead. The trail is very wel...
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  • Idanha, Oregon

    Pamelia Lake Trail

    4.0
    4.37 mi / 906 ft gain
    Pamelia Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Idanha, Oregon.
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  • Idanha, Oregon

    Hunt's Cove via Pamelia Lake Trail

    14.74 mi / 3150 ft gain
    This loop through the Pamelia Lake Limited Entry Area is one of the premier backpacking trips in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The trail offers sustained up-close views of Mount Jefferson and several lookout points provide panoramic views of the western Oregon Cascades. The several large back...
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  • Idanha, Oregon

    Hike Grizzly Peak

    4.5
    10 mi
    After leaving your car at the Pamelia Lake trailhead, hike 2.3 miles along the trail following Pamelia Creek. The Grizzly Peak trailhead will be on the right just before the lake, which you should check out before or after your hike up to Grizzly Peak—there are several campsites around the lake t...
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  • Idanha, Oregon

    Hike up the South Slopes of Mount Jefferson

    15 mi / 7400 ft gain
    Set out from Pamelia Lake Trailhead through dense old growth forest. You'll see giant cedars, mixed firs and stunning mountain streams carving their way thru very green forest. After a couple miles, you'll reach Pamelia Lake. This is a great place to grab a snack, water, take photos and camp if y...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bagby Hot Springs

    4.3
    2.91 mi / 397 ft gain
    Bagby Hot Springs is actually a set of amazing bathhouses nestled in the forest outside of Estacada. They are one of Oregon’s most poplar hot springs, and for good reason. The hike into the hot springs is easy and quite scenic. You’ll cross a bridge over Nohorn Creek and follow the Hot Springs Fo...
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Camping and Lodging in Detroit

Cove Creek
Detroit, Oregon

Cove Creek

Santiam Flats Campground
Idanha, Oregon

Santiam Flats Campground

Hoover Campground
Detroit, Oregon

Hoover Campground

Southshore At Detroit Lake
Detroit, Oregon

Southshore At Detroit Lake

Fox Creek Group Camp
Idanha, Oregon

Fox Creek Group Camp

Humbug Campground
Idanha, Oregon

Humbug Campground