Fun Trail Facts
Start by crossing a gated bridge spanning the South Santiam River and immediately cross into a haunting stand of red alder that transitions into old-growth Douglas firs. Crossing Elk Creek can be a wet chore in rain-drenched months, but not a problem in July. The end point gets you down to House Rock, a two-story boulder known for providing shelter for folks in earlier times. House Rock Falls is nearby, spraying into the South Santiam. House Rock campground is across the river.
Santiam Wagon Road to House Rock
County & State
Linn County, Oregon
Willamette National Forest
Extremely family friendly.
Out and Back (Short loop to House Rock and the falls)
Access to Mountain House Trailhead
23.4 miles after Sweet Home if traveling eastward on Highway 20. Keep an eye for a large red building on the left and the parking area will be very nearby on the right.