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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Blue River Ranger District

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Lowder Trail

Beginning Elevation: 4,640 Feet (1446.4 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,040 Feet (947.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 1,600 Feet (498.8 Meters)
Length, One-way: 108 Miles (180.0 Kilometers)
USGS Map: French Mountain

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General Description

Lowder Trail #3329 is a more difficult 10.8 mile hike at an elevation of 4,640 feet. This trail passes through numerous meadows and offers great views of the French Pete drainage. From Tipsoo Butte (an old lookout site) the trail gets steep with many switchbacks. The trail may disappear through the meadows.

Directions from Blue River: Travel east on Hwy. #126 for 4 miles and turn right onto Rd. 19 (Aufderheide Forest Drive.) Continue for 3 miles to Cougar Dam. At the dam turn left onto Rd. 1993 for 12 miles to Lowder Trailhead on the right.

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Normally Open: Year-round .

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Related Activities
Quaking Aspen Trail - Quaking Aspen Trail #3332 is a more difficult 1.9 mile hike at an elevation of 4,720 feet. This trail passes by Quaking Aspen Swamp Botanical Area in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area and follows Aspen Creek.

Walker Creek Trail - Walker Creek Trail #3330 is a most difficult 7.9 mile hike at an elevation of 4,640 feet. This is a trip for the hardy hiker. After leaving the Lowder Trail you climb to the top of Lowder Mountain.

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Visitor Information:

Willamette National Forest, 211 East 7th Avenue , Eugene, OR, 97440, Phone: 541-465-6521


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