McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway

  • Address:
    57600 McKenzie Hwy
    McKenzie Bridge OR 97413
  • Phone:
    541.822.3381
  • Fax:
    541.822.7254
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HWY 242 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. This 82-mile (131 km) loop drive takes travelers on a tour of natural scenic wonders around the Mt. Washington Wilderness area. At one end, the historic McKenzie Pass meanders past Proxy Falls, ancient lava beds, and mountain vistas to the town of Sisters. Travelers can easily access Suttle Lake, Clear Lake, Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls, and the McKenzie River. HWY 242 is closed November to mid-June. Check ODOT for status: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/regions/pages/mckenzie-highway.aspx

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General
  • Parking:
    • No Parking
Trails & Routes
  • Difficulty:
    • Moderate
  • Natural Points of Interest:
    • Lake / Reservoir
    • Old Growth Forest
  • Trail Details:
    • Looped Trail
    • Paved Path
    • Road
  • Trail Length:
    • Long (over 5 miles)
  • Trail Users:
    • Cyclists