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|DOIN' THE DOUG - TRAIL GUIDES|
Tombstone Nature Trail
| Length: 0.7 mile loop
Elevation Gain: 4,160 - 4,241 feet
Forest Service Trail #3420 Site: Tombstone Nature Trail
|An interpretive brochure at the trail head helps visitors
appreciate the history and ecology of Tombstone Pass. The tombstone
of Tombstone Pass is a marking for where James A. McNight, a local
valley boy, accidentally killed himself with his own rifle in 1891.
A replica of the tombstone stands at the site. The prairie is home
to a rich community of wildflowers and was a popular stopover for
travelers on the Old Santiam Wagon Road.
Be careful, the Cone Peak Trail branches off from the Tombstone Nature Trail about half way through the trail. Keep right to stay on the short trail.
|Directions: From Sweet Home, travel east on Highway 20 for 35
miles. Parking is at the Tombstone Pass SnoPark, to the right of
Highway 20. The trail leaves from the back of the parking area on