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The Forest has more than 60 developed campgrounds, which contain some 1,500 campsites. Campsites generally include a table, a fire grate, and a tent or trailer space. Electric hookups are not available, although most campgrounds have water and a vault or flush toilets.
Most overnight sites require a user fee. While the Forest Service administers all campground facilities, private businesses provide daily maintenance on most sites.
The trip planning guide lists of some of our more popular trails. It includes specific hikes with detailed information and generalized maps. We will continue to add to this list over time, so be sure to visit these pages again before planning your next trip!
Three scenic low-elevation trails have been designated as National Recreation Trails. Two of them, Fall Creek and McKenzie River Trails, are located within 50 miles of Eugene, and the third, the South Breitenbush Gorge National Recreation Trail, is located 60 miles east of Salem.
During the summer, visitors can hike to any of the mountains with staffed lookouts. These include Coffin, Huckleberry, Sand, Carpenter, Warner and Iron. All sites offer excellent vistas, and during the springtime, Iron Mountain has spectacular wildflowers.
The Willamette has eight wilderness areas, most of which are near major mountain peaks in the Oregon Cascades. While trail maps on this website give you an idea of the length and difficulty of wilderness trails, they are not adequate to prepare you for a wilderness experience. Each year several people become lost while hiking in the wilderness. Sometimes they don't anticipate bad weather, but sometimes they simply are not prepared with items such as a good map and compass. Please do not rely solely on the maps provided on this website for your wilderness trip. Detailed maps are available at Forest offices for wilderness areas.