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Tidbits (West) Mountain Trail
| Length: 1.4 miles (WS says 4.4 miles round trip)
Elevation Gain: 4,260 - 5,185 feet
Forest Service Trail # 3398 Site: Tidbits Mountain Trail
|This trail, at the south edge of the proposed National Monument
allows views from the top into three river valleys; the Santiam, the
Calapooia and the McKenzie. Beginning in a young forest, the trail
runs along a ridge and through mature true fir forests before
reaching the top of Tidbits Mountain. A concrete pad and some yew
wood posts are all that remains of the old Tidbits Mountain lookout.
There is a great view of the Cascade Range from this 5,185-foot
perch. BE CAREFUL of the cliffs in the final climb.
William Sullivan gives a different route, starting from Highway 126.
The Forest Service web site lists access to this trail from the Tidbits South Trailhead, Tidbits West Trailhead (given below), Gold Hill Trailhead, and Forest Service Road 2026
Directions: This starts in a turn similar to the Gold Hill Trail, but diverges later on. Turn south off Highway 20 at mile 46.5 onto to Forest Road 2022 (Canyon Creek Road). Canyon Creek Road is 13.6 miles east of the Sweet Home Ranger District office in Sweet Home. Travel 7.6 miles on Canyon Creek Road to spur road 335. Turn left and travel 3.1 miles to the trailhead on the right.