Mill City, OR Trails and Parks

Mill City has 5 trails in the vicinity, including 2 for whitewater kayaking & canoeing and 2 hiking trails. These trails range from 2 to 37.2 miles in length. The most popular trails are Little North Santiam, Opal Lake, Mill City Trail and Elk Lake Campground. Trails.com member Jennifer F. recently completed Little North Santiam, Opal Lake.
  • Little North Santiam, Opal Lake

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    Mill City, OR

    This is one of Oregon’s most consistently surprising scenic roads, with incredibly beautiful streams, waterfalls, lakes, mountain meadows, trailheads, and alpine vistas. Easy to moderate gravel ...
    •  37.2 miles
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    This is one of Oregon’s most consistently surprising scenic roads, with incredibly beautiful streams, waterfalls, lakes, ...

  • Elk Lake Campground

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    Mill City, OR

    Hugging the southern boundary of Bull of the Woods Wilderness, peaceful Elk Lake is aptly named for the huge herds of elk that once grazed in this area. It lies in the subalpine shadow of Battle ...
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    Hugging the southern boundary of Bull of the Woods Wilderness, peaceful Elk Lake is aptly named for the huge herds of elk ...

  • North Santiam River: Mill City to Mehama

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    Mill City, OR

    A pleasant trip is found below Mill City. The rapids are less demanding than those upstream but should still be respected. Several broken dories, canoes, and kayaks have been observed along this ...
    •  8.5 miles
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    A pleasant trip is found below Mill City. The rapids are less demanding than those upstream but should still be respected. ...

  • North Santiam River: Big Cliff Dam to Packsaddle County Park

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    Mill City, OR

    The North Santiam River is regulated by the Detroit and Big Cliff Dams above Gates. The numerous class 2, and several class 3 and 4, rapids make this run, known as Niagara, a fun and exciting ...
    •  5 miles
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    The North Santiam River is regulated by the Detroit and Big Cliff Dams above Gates. The numerous class 2, and several class ...

  • Mill City Trail

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    Mill City, OR

    The trail passes over a refurbished railroad bridge that crosses the salmon-filled pool created by Mill City Falls. It parallels the North Santiam River for a while and offers several scenic ...
    •  2 miles
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    The trail passes over a refurbished railroad bridge that crosses the salmon-filled pool created by Mill City Falls. It parallels ...