Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
4.20 mi (6.76 km)
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The South Breitenbush Gorge Trail is a nice walk through old-growth forest within earshot of the South Breitenbush River. There are a few views of the river, but for the most part it remains out of site at the bottom of a steep, heavily forested canyon. The gorge is only accessible via a side trail that is overgrown and largely covered by a massive area of downed trees. 

This is one of the most accessible trails in the Detroit Lake/Breitenbush Hot Springs area, and as such it sees plenty of use during the summer camping season. Nevertheless, the gentle walk through massive old-growth Douglas firs and the vibrant understory of Vine Maples make this a worthwhile afternoon destination for those camping nearby.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Beautiful old--growth forest. Easy hike for kids.

Cons

Can be crowded. Few views of the river.

Trailhead Elevation

2,592.00 ft (790.04 m)

Features

Waterfalls
Old-growth forest

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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