The Little North Santiam River is a wonderland of ancient forest, deep green pools and lush moss. Start at the Little North Fork Trailhead and hike the trail up and over the bluffs above the river to trail's end at Shady Cove Campground. Then return on the same trail back to the trailhead. The Chemeketans, a Salem area hiking and climbing club, built this trail in the 1980s.

Activity Notes

Nice Spring hike, 9 miles and 900ft elev gain, following the North Santiam river upstream and part two hiking 2 miles to Henline Falls passing Silver King Mine on the way. Dress for the weather warm clothing following the river.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 160 miles
Driving Time from Portland 2 hours
Distance - Round Trip 9 miles
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Interesting Features Creek(s), Old Growth Trees
Relevant Books 101 Hikes in the Majestic Mount Jefferson Region, PDX Hiking 365
Awards Qualified Waterfall Award