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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Sweet Home Ranger District

Quick Facts

Chimney Peak Trail

Beginning Elevation: 2,300 Feet (717.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,665 Feet (830.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,965 Feet (1547.7 Meters)
Length, One-way: 12.7
USGS Maps: Chimney Peak and Harter

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General Description

The Chimney Peak Trail is located 23.3 miles east of Sweet Home at an elevation of 2,300 feet. This trail is a difficult 12.7 mile trail that descends rapidly for 0.75 miles to the Middle Santiam River. You can enjoy exploring Shedd Camp shelter and a nearby plunge pool. The trail continues across the Middle Santiam River and travels north through majestic old-growth forest. The trail crosses Pyramid Creek and crosses Forest Road 2041 before entering the Middle Santiam Wilderness and reaching Donaca Lake. Beyond Donaca Lake, through the heart of the wilderness, the trail gradually gains elevation to the base of Chimney Peak. Adventurous explorers might want to ascend the rocky peak to the place where a fire lookout once stood.

Directions from Sweet Home: Travel east on Hwy. #20 for 23.3 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2041 (Soda Fork.) Stay on 2041 for 12 miles to spur road 646 and turn right. The trailhead is at the end of the spur road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing
ICON Hiking & Walking Chimney Peak Trail
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Viewing Scenery

Related Activities
Gordan Peak Trail - The Gordan Peak Trail is a moderately difficult 4.6 mile trail at an elevation of 3,000 feet, This trail starts on a ridgeline with periodic views of Mount Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack

Swamp Peak Trail - Swamp peak Trail is located approximately 35 miles east of Sweet Home at an elevation of 3,500 feet. This trail is a moderately difficult 5.4 mile trail.

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Visitor Information:

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


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