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Quick Facts

Olallie South Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1620.9 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,480 Feet (773.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 2,720 Feet (847.9 Meters)
Length, One-way: 12.2 Miles (20.33 Kilometers)
USGS Map: French Mountain




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General Description

Olallie South Trail #3529.04 is a more difficult 12.2 mile hike at an elevation of 5,200 feet. Following this trail to the south, there are many connecting trails that lead deeper into the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. There are many points of interest along the way.

Follow the trail north you may choose to stay overnight in the Potholes area, a desirable camp spot. A marked side trail leaves Olallie Trail not far from Lamb Butte. The trail winds down the north ridge slope to Potholes.

Of special interest on the trail is the Olallie Ridge Natural Research Area. This research area was established in 1963 to provide and opportunity for scientific study of plant successional changes.

Directions from Blue River: Travel 3.5 miles east on Hwy. 126 to Aufderheide Road (FS road 19). Continue on Aufderheide Drive for 3 miles to Cougar Dam. At the dam turn left onto Rd. 1993 for 14 miles to Pat Saddle Trailhead on the right.

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 Backpacking
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Olallie South Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
Yes



Related Activities
Olallie Mountain Trail - Olallie Mountain Trail #4100 is a more to most difficult 1.4 mile hike at an elevation of 4,960 feet. At the summit you have a magnificent view of the Cascades and the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Wildcat Trail - Wildcat Trail #3331 is a more difficult 8 mile hike at an elevation of 4,800 feet. This trail is on the right just past the Rebel Creek Trail #3323. The trail takes the hiker past Wildcat Swamp and into Horse Lake Area.



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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