Side Winder Trail

Length: 0.43 miles  |  Elevation Gain: 317.1 feet  |  

Beautiful waterfalls characterize the Alsea Falls Recreation area. Visitors can hike or mountain bike on many miles of trails through second growth forests. The site also features a picnic area and campground (fees apply).

Aptly named, the hiking-only Side Winder Trail switchbacks through Douglas Fir forest, climbing from the South Fork Mile Trail along the river up to the Big Fir trail. The Side Winder-Big Fir-Buck Horn-South Fork Mile loop is a good muscle-pumping hike option from either the recreation area or campground trailheads.

Trail description by: The Bureau of Land Management

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