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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Blue River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Castle Rock Trail

Beginning Elevation: 2,400 Feet (748.1 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,408 Feet (438.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 3,808 Feet (1187.0 Meters)
Length, One-way: 4.6 Miles (7.67 Kilometers)
USGS Map: McKenzie Bridge




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General Description

Castle Rock Trail #3506 is a more difficult 4.6 mile hike at an elevation of 2,400 feet. This trail goes through a heavy forest of second growth Douglas-fir on a gentle upward climb. The last 1.8 miles is a moderate climb up to the top of Castle Rock and the site of an old lookout. A great view of the McKenzie River Valley is available.

Directions from Blue River: Travel 3.5 miles east on Hwy. 126 to Aufderheide Road (FS road 19). Continue on Aufderheide Drive for 0.5 miles. At the stop sign go straight onto Rd. 19-410 for 2 miles, turn left onto Rd. 19-411 and continue for 2.75 miles. The trailhead is on the left and is hard to find.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Recommended season is early Spring to late Fall.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Castle Rock Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking
Yes
ICON Specialized Landcraft (OHV's)
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Blue River Ranger District, P.O. Box 199 , Blue River, OR, 97413, Phone: 541-822-3317, Fax: 541-822-1255

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