Little North Santiam For Dirt Biking

The 35th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Oregon.

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Southeast of Salem and north of Mill City in the Willamette National Forest, the 37 mile Little North Santiam route is a gravel road leading to Opal Lake. It is a scenic route and has alpine vistas.

To reach the dirt biking at the start from Salem head east on SR22 for about 26 miles. Just past the town of Mehama, the Little North Santiam River crosses. The North Fork Road veers left and follows the river.

Overall, Little North Santiam is the 35th most popular dirt bike trail of all 48 dirt biking rides in Oregon.


Local Contact(s):  WNF (541) 822-3381; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Big Lake CG, NFS Big Lake West CG

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  44.79048, -122.60185

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  3/25/2018

ID:  19267


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