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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Sweet Home Ranger District

Quick Facts

Echo Basin Trail

Beginning Elevation: 4,200 Feet (1309.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 600 Feet (187.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1496.3 Meters)
Length, Round Trip: 2




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General Description

Echo Basin Trail is a moderate 2 mile loop at an elevation of 4,200 feet. The attraction to this trail is the old-growth Alaska yellow cedar scattered along the trail- probably the largest trees of this species in the area.

After leaving the cedars, you break out into a natural amphitheater made of an open wet meadow surrounded by basin headwalls. Late spring visitors will witness a colorful array of wildflowers. New boardwalks through we meadows have been added to protect sensitive plants.

Directions from Sweet Home: Travel east on Hwy. #20 approximately 37 miles to Forest Road 055 and turn left. Travel 2.1 miles to the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Odder (Holley, OR)
Time of Day: noonish
Length of Time: an hour and 15 min
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Bring water, and perhaps a picnic for the top. Great hike.
Conditions: Wet and sloggy most of the way, but Im an Oregonian, so I don't really care. :D
Water Availability: Bring water.
Recommended Clothing: Wear layers.
Suggested Accessories: I brought a kiddo backback for the 2 yr old.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Echo Basin Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Sweet Home Ranger District, 3225 Highway 20 , Sweet Home, OR, 97386, Phone: 541-367-5168, Fax: 541-367-5506

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