Siuslaw Ridge Trails

Whittaker Ridge viewpoint

  • Moderate (from Whittaker Creek)
  • 3.1-mile loop
  • 800 feet elevation gain

  • Moderate (from Clay Creek)
  • 2 miles round trip
  • 600 feet elevation gain

These two Coast Range trails climb through patches of old-growth forest to ridgetop viewpoints. Though the paths are 16 miles apart, they both start at little-known campgrounds on the same paved backroad.

Drive Highway 126 west of Eugene …

For the next hike, drive back to … .

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.

Bridge at Whittaker Creek campground