The McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Oregon Scenic Byway

suggested scenery on the mckenzie pass, santiam pass oregon scenic byway: mt washington, three fingered jack, the three sisters, belknap crater, mt jefferson, black butte, lava flows, mountain lakes; hiking trails.

Forward ~ Hiking the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail.

Back ~ West Cascades National Scenic Byway, Map: page 2, the northern section.

USFS: The Willamette National Forest
USFS: Deschutes Ochoco National Forest

The West Cascades National Scenic Byway, 220 miles of unparalleled beauty, one vista after another: the Cascade Mountains, hiking trails, waterfalls, mountain lakes, old growth forests, spectacular lava flows, volcanoes, wilderness areas and more: Travel Directions, Map, page 2, and Scenery.

Our Getaways offer written Directions, Maps and suggested scenery, spanning Oregon and northern California; places Brad and I have visited and loved. These getaways offer simplicity, yet beauty in scenery, waterfalls, hiking trails, campgrounds, mountains, hot springs, mountain lakes, equestrian trails, mountain biking trails, wild and scenic
rivers, scenic byways, Crater Lake National Park, national monuments & more.

As with all the getaways on this site, the scenic viewpoints, hiking trails, etc., will keep expanding. The list for
this getaway, especially, is not complete. :-)

The North Santiam Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon

The North Santiam River and Marion Creek on the Santiam Pass.

Hwy 242 or the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Oregon Scenic Byway

suggested scenery on the mckenzie pass, santiam pass oregon scenic byway: mt washington, three fingered jack, the three sisters, belknap crater, mt jefferson, black butte, lava flows, mountain lakes; hiking trails.

View from the Dee Wright Observatory at the summit of the McKenzie Pass - Santiam
Pass Oregon Scenic Byway, pictured above.

Summit at the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Oregon Scenic Byway in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon.

Mt Jefferson from the summit on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Oregon Scenic Byway.

Mt Washington in the Cascade Mountains from the summit.

North and Middle Sister from the summit, Viewpoint at the summit crossing the Cascades; Mt Jefferson in the distance.

The hiking trail to Proxy Waterfalls: the Lower Fall and the Upper Fall.

Unmarked Waterfall right after milepost marker 59 heading east on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Oregon Scenic Byway.

Autumn on the McKenzie Pass; Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail on the Wild and Scenic McKenzie

Hike the Waterfalls Loop Trail on the wild and scenic McKenzie River, Koosah Waterfall; and Carmen Reservoir. Hiking upstream from Carmen Reservoir: A brief deviation from the Waterfalls Loop Trail, page 1, page 2, page 3, Koosah Waterfall from the other side of the McKenzie River, page 4, above Sahalie Waterfalls, page 5, upstream from Sahalie Waterfall, page 6, crossing the bridge above Sahalie Waterfalls, page 7 and powerful Sahalie Waterfall page 8.

Hiking on the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail in Autumn.

The south fork of the McKenzie River on the Aufderheide

South fork of the McKenzie River on the "Aufderheide" in Autumn, French Pete hiking trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness, Roaring River, the wild and scenic north fork of the middle fork of the Willamette River, page 1 and page 2.

Protect our National Forests and Wilderness Areas. Leave NO Trace! Be sure to check out fire conditions at the Ranger Station before traveling, hiking or camping in the forest.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
ocated near Crater Lake in the Klamath Basin of southern Oregon.

Chiloquin Ridge across from gathering light ... a retreat in southern oregon near crater lake national park: cabins, tree houses on the river in the forest.

Travel to Gathering Light .... a retreat on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway: mountains, volcanoes, hiking trails, wild and scenic rivers, hot springs, scenic byways, McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, waterfalls: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery, or on the Willamette Pass, Hwy 58: Travel Directions, Map & Scenery.

Travel Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places: hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding, and more, near the retreat: and Crater Lake National Park: Travel Directions, Map & Scenery.

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Cabin #2 at the retreat, pictured to the left.