The Larison Creek Trail (#3646) is an easy 6.3 mile hike. Starting on the Larison Creek arm of Hills Creek Reservoir, the first 2 miles of the trail cross a relatively open area. Further up, the trail is engulfed by lush vegetation, including old-growth Douglas-fir, big leaf maple, western red cedar, and incense cedar. Children especially enjoy this beautiful hike.
Directions from Eugene: Follow Hwy. 58 southeast to Oakridge. Two miles east of Oakridge, look for the Hills Creek Reservoir sign; turn right. Continue along this road for 0.5 miles, then turn right onto FS Road 21. It is 3.3 miles up FS Road 21 to the lower trailhead.