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

Quick Facts

McBee Trail

Beginning Elevation: 3,840 Feet (1197.0 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,560 Feet (486.3 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1683.3 Meters)
Length, One-way: 20.5 Miles (34.17 Kilometers)
USGS Map: Chucksney Mountain

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General Description

McBee Trail #3523 is a more difficult 20.5 mile hike at an elevation of 3,840 feet. This trail starts at Box Canyon Horse Camp which allows horses-persons to camp and then ride into the Three Sisters Wilderness. The trail leads into Mink Lake basin and Horse Lake Area. It junctions with Crossing Way Trail #3302 and Elk Creek Trail #3510.

Directions from Blue River: Travel 3.5 miles east on Hwy. 126 to Aufderheide Road (FS road 19). Continue on Aufderheide Drive for 26 miles to Box Canyon Guard Station. The trailhead is in the Box Canyon Horse Camp.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Recommended season is late Spring to late Fall.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Backpacking
ICON Hiking & Walking McBee Trail
ICON Horseback Riding

Related Activities
Box Canyon Horse Camp - Box Canyon Horse Camp is located approximately 30.5 miles southeast of Blue River at an elevation of 3,600 feet. This campground has 14 sites with trailer space, fire rings, corrals and tables.

Crossing Way Trail - Crossing way Trail #3307 is a very difficult 6.3 mile hike at an elevation of 4,640 feet. Tis trail goes through dry lodgepole pine country, the trail is relatively level for 3.1 miles then climbs into the McFarland Lakes area.

Elk Creek Trail - Elk Creek Trail #3510 is a more difficult 3.5 mile hike at an elevation of 3,040 feet. This trail starts out steep with many switchbacks for the first 2 miles until you reach the top of the ridge then levels out.

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Visitor Information:

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


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