Oregon Cascades

South Breitenbush Gorge

Length: 2.5 miles
Low Point: 2400'
High Point: 2900'
Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Scenery: 2.67/5

Difficulty: 2.33/5

Submitted by: Forrest


From Detroit, turn onto Road 46, and follow it for 14 miles to until reaching Road 4685. Turn right onto this road following, for 0.25 miles to the first access point. There are also access points at 2.25 miles from the beginning of the road, and one at 1/3 miles past the second access point.

Trail Description

The trail gives the hiker quite a options, from getting a shuttle from one end of the trail to the other, or creating shorter or longer trips by using the different access points. From the first access point, a short access trail takes you to the main trail. Take a left at the junction, following the signs for the gorge. After a short distance, there is a side trail which leads to the "Emerald Forest." I only ended up walking to the bridge over the creek, and am not sure how far the trail is. The main trail continues through the forest, passing through an area of fallen trees. After a 1.5 miles, look out for the trail to the right, which leads to views of the impressive gorge.