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|DOIN' THE DOUG - TRAIL GUIDES|
Tidbits (West) Mountain Trail
| Length: 1.4 miles (WS says 4.4 miles round trip)
Elevation Gain: 4,260 - 5,185 feet
Forest Service Trail # 3398 Site: Tidbits Mountain Trail
|This trail, at the south edge of the proposed National Monument
allows views from the top into three river valleys; the Santiam, the
Calapooia and the McKenzie. Beginning in a young forest, the trail
runs along a ridge and through mature true fir forests before
reaching the top of Tidbits Mountain. A concrete pad and some yew
wood posts are all that remains of the old Tidbits Mountain lookout.
There is a great view of the Cascade Range from this 5,185-foot
perch. BE CAREFUL of the cliffs in the final climb.
William Sullivan gives a different route, starting from Highway 126.
The Forest Service web site lists access to this trail from the Tidbits South Trailhead, Tidbits West Trailhead (given below), Gold Hill Trailhead, and Forest Service Road 2026
|Directions: From Sweet Home, travel east on Highway 20 for 14.2
miles and turn right on Forest Road 2022 (Canyon Creek Road). Turn
right on Forest Road 2026 and travel 7.6 miles to spur road 335.
Turn left and travel 3.1 miles to the trailhead on the right.
Directions to the east trailhead: This is also the access to the Squaw Creek trailhead. From Sweet Home, travel east on Highway 20 for 25.3 miles and turn right on Forest Road 2044 (Squaw Creek). continue south to spur 230. The trailhead is at the end of the spur. The trail drops 0.25 miles to the lakes.