South Breitenbush Gorge

Type: Backcountry
Length: 2.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $5.00

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Location: Willamette National Forest - Detroit Rd., In Willamette National Forest, NE of Detroit on SR 22.
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Marion
Latitude: 44.76538
: -121.92562

From Detroit, Oregon turn left onto Breitenbush Road (Highway 46), travel for 11.5 milesto the junction with Forest Service Road 4685, turn right on FS Road 4685.
Access #1 is 1/2 mile up FS Road 4685. Access #2 is 2 miles up FS Road 4685 at Roaring Creek.
The third access point is the South Breitenbush Trail trailhead - 2 miles past access #2.


This trail meanders along the South Breitenbush River through old growth Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, and Western Red Cedar trees. There is a short hike off of the main trail to view the natural grove.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 10%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 2,300
Elevation High Point: 2,800
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Abe Quihuis
Willamette National Forest
Detroit Ranger District
Mill City , OR 97360
(503) 854-3366



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