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Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • - Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • - Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • Easy Family Friendly trail- Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • - Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • Lush Forest full of moss, and ferns- Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • Vegetation is everywhere- Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • - Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • Peaceful Cove off of Detroit Lake, commonly reffered to as the Blowout arm. This is a great area to fish, swim, or have a picnic. - Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • It is not unusual to see boats anchored for fishing, or swimming.- Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • During Spring, and Early Summer the trail is covered in a wide assortment of tiny wildflowers. - Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • - Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
  • - Detroit Lake Blowout Arm Bridge
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Pros: 
Quiet, lush forest. Swimming. Fishing.
Cons: 
Pot holes.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Access: 
Hike-in
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Distance: 
0.40 mi (0.64 km)
Location type: 
Cliff jumping
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Just why there is a bridge to nowhere stretching accross the Blowout Arm of Detroit Lake is widely unknown. And while the purpose of this construction may be a mystery, the beauty of this hidden trail cannot be questioned. The trail itself is about a quarter of a mile long, and it winds through a lush forest enviroment. During spring and early summer the trail is covered in tiny wildflowers; as summer progresses the trail remains surrounded by ferns and moss. During late summer and early fall the trail becomes a haven for rough-skinned newts, and it is not unusual to find 20 or more in a single day. Remember that a newt's skin is posionus, however, so please look and not touch. 

A few things to keep in mind if you visit:

  1. Overnight camping is not allowed.
  2. Leave No Trace! There are no garbage cans or waste disposal facilities at the parking lot or by the bridge, so plan on packing everything out. 
  3. Jumping from the bridge is allowed, though there is no lifeguard on duty. 
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