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Walton Ranch Interpretive Trail
| Length: 0.25 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,300 - 1,400 feet
Forest Service Trail #4170: Walton Ranch
|This trail is designed to be wheel chair accessible.
If you seek panoramic views of the lower South Santiam River valley, this trail is the one for you. The trail crosses Trout Creek and ends at two viewing platforms. The first platform provides a view of the Walton Ranch site and wildlife habitat. The second platform provides a better view of the west end of the meadows. Elk sometimes can be seen in these meadows in the winter.
|Directions: From Sweet Home, travel east on Highway 20 for 19.8
miles to the Trout Creek trailhead. The trailhead is on the left,
across the highway from, and east of the entrance to Trout Creek
Campground. (William Sullivan says the trailhead is 21 miles east of
Sweet Home.) The Walton Ranch Trail begins next to the Trout Creek