Sweet Home Ranger District (US Highway 20)
A group of people hike along Browder Ridge with mountains in the distanceSweet Home Ranger District is in the middle part of the Willamette National Forest. This area is accessible from the west via Highway 20 from Albany, OR, or from the east on Highway 20 from Sisters.
Let the Sweet Home Ranger District give you a taste of the sweet life! You’ll find mountain biking adventures, incredible wildflower hikes, swimming areas to keep cool on a hot summer day, and much more.
Sweet Home Nature and Heritage Tours offer incredible opportunities to learn about the plants, animals, geology and cultural history of the Sweet Home area, located on the edges of the Willamette Valley and within the spectacular Cascade Mountains.
Keep cool on a warm summer day at one of the popular campground and swimming areas such as Fernview Campground, House Rock Campground, or Trout Creek Campground.
If you like wildflowers take a hike in the Old Cascade Crest Trail Area or the Tombstone Pass Trail Area (especially Iron Mountain Trail). The Hackleman Old Growth Trail is a short 1/4 mile hike, but offers spectacular sightings of old growth trees and views of the South Santiam River. Wildflowers cover a rock face on the Iron Mountain Trail
Grab your bike and get your legs and heart pumping on the Santiam Wagon Road Trail Area and Iron Mountain.
Uncover the past at Longbow Organization Camp.
It's a nice area, but has been overrun with homeless people and garbage.
Stop here for information on campground up the road on Hwy20. They also do guided hikes check out recreation.gov Sweet Home nature and Heritage tours, Or