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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > McKenzie Ranger District

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McKenzie Bridge Trailhead to Trailbridge Reservoir Trail

Beginning Elevation: 1,500 Feet (467.6 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 1,000 Feet (311.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 2,500 Feet (779.3 Meters)
Length, One-way: 15 Miles (25.0 Kilometers)


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General Description

This trail is section one of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail. It is an easy 15 miles at an elevation of 1,500 feet. This portion of the trail is relatively easy with numerous access points to begin or end the ride. Start your ride at this trailhead and begin the gentle uphill trip along the beautiful McKenzie River.

This portion of the trail follows along some impressive old-growth Douglas-fir stands as well as younger forests with old-growth scattered along the trail. You will pass by some camping areas and great whitewater vistas. There are numerous log bridges that cross side creeks along the way. Most are too narrow to ridge. This segment ends near Tail Bridge Reservoir where the trail meets Forest Road 2672-655.

Directions from Eugene: Travel 50 miles east on Hwy. #126 and the trailhead is approximately 1.5 miles past McKenzie Bridge.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking McKenzie Bridge Trailhead to Trailbridge Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking
Yes



Related Activities
McKenzie River National Recreation Trail - The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is a classic single track and spectacular scenic trail that follows the upper McKenzie River. The trail was designed as an easy, slow paced hiking trail for all ages .

Trail Bridge Reservoir to Santiam Wagon Road Trail - This portion of the McKenzie River Recreation Trail is more challenging, due to the section of rugged and steep terrain in some portions. This is more difficult 11 mile trail at an elevation of 2,500 feet.



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Visitor Information:

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

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