Mill City, Oregon

Top Spots in and near Mill City

  • Stayton, Oregon

    Shellburg Falls

    3.2
    3.7 mi / 520 ft gain
    This hike is currently closed due to fire damage. Please check the Oregon.gov website or the call the Oregon Department of Forestry (503-859-4344) for updates.  The hike, including the initial 1.25 mile gravel road to the trailhead, is easy to complete within 1-2 hours and only requires a modera...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Silverton, Oregon

    South Silver Falls

    5.0
    2.14 mi / 361 ft gain
    South Silver Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Silverton, Oregon.
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  • Scotts Mills, Oregon

    Upper Butte Creek Falls

    4.0
    0.73 mi / 308 ft gain
    From Scott Mills Follow Crooked Finger RD NE for 13.3 Miles to the Upper Butte Creek Trailhead. The last 2-3 miles or so is gravel road with some potholes but most cars shouldn't have a problem. The path down to the falls starts near the bathrooms. A short .3 mile walk on a few switchbacks and...
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  • Drake Crossing, Oregon

    Trail of Ten Falls Loop

    4.7
    7.16 mi / 1178 ft gain
    The unique feature of South Falls, Lower South Falls, and Middle North Falls are the paths that pass behind the falls providing an amazing visual and auditory experience; however, be sure to have a good bag for your equipment to avoid water damage and a decent jacket (preferably water-resistant)....
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  • Silverton, Oregon

    Camp in Silver Falls State Park

    4.6
    8.7 mi / 1300 ft gain
    If you're thinking of hiking the Trail of Ten Falls Loop and staying overnight, there are 42 tent campsites (available from April – Oct) as well as 14 rustic cabins. With multiple beds, heat, electricity, a covered porch, and a small fridge, they provide the perfect respite after a long day of ex...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Scotts Mills, Oregon

    Abiqua Falls

    4.9
    0.69 mi / 115 ft gain
    This trail is unmarked and a little rough and rugged. The land is privately owned by Mount Angel Abbey, but they don't appear to have problems with courteous hikers. Walking out of the parking area back up the road in the direction you came from, you’ll pass one dirt trail right at the ending of ...
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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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  • Molalla, Oregon

    Huckleberry, Mark's and Looney's Gate Loop

    4.0
    3.72 mi / 702 ft gain
    Huckleberry, Mark's and Looney's Gate Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Molalla, Oregon.
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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 Mill City

Fishermens Bend
Mill City, Oregon

Fishermens Bend

Hoover Campground
Detroit, Oregon

Hoover Campground

Southshore At Detroit Lake
Detroit, Oregon

Southshore At Detroit Lake

Cove Creek
Detroit, Oregon

Cove Creek

Santiam Flats Campground
Idanha, Oregon

Santiam Flats Campground

Humbug Campground
Idanha, Oregon

Humbug Campground