Hiking and Snowshoeing 

A visit to the great outdoors can do wonders for the mind and body.  Willamalane's guided hiking and snowshoeing outdoor adventures make it easy  for you to explore the Willamette Valley and surrounding areas! 

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Guided Hikes with Obsidians

Explore our area on these guided group hikes offered in partnership with Obsidians. Hike leaders will provide guidance and narration on the hike. Transportation and water are included.

Blue Pool Hike
Ages 18+. Hike the Mckenzie River Trail to the legendary Blue Pool at Tamolitch Falls. The stunningly clear blue water of the pool is an Oregon treasure, fed by underground springs. The hike is a four-mile round trip with approximately 300 feet of elevation gain. 

  • Departs from Bob Keefer Center
  • Sep. 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $20 in-district, $24 out-of-district
  • Register here

North Fork Willamette Hike
Ages 18+. This hike will begin in the quaint and historic logging town of Westfir and head upstream past swimming holes and a historic dam site. The trees should be turning and will make for a scenic fall panorama. The hike is a four to five mile stretch of easy trail with very little elevation change. 

  • Departs from Bob Keefer Center
  • Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • $20 in-district, $24 out-of-district
  • Register here

Shotgun Creek Hike
Ages 18+.  The hike from the trailhead at Shotgun Park is an easy 3.4 mile loop with 300 foot elevation gain. Adventure through trees and forest before returning to the park along Shotgun Creek. Plus, learn about the Historic Wendling area on the way up to the trailhead. 

  • Departs from Bob Keefer Center
  • Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $20 in-district, $24 out-of-district
  • Register here

Snowshoeing
Explore the world of snowshoeing with Willamalane's introductory level hikes. These are great beginning to intermediate guided classes. All gear, safety, transportation, and basic instruction is provided. All classes have a pre-trip meeting to learn what to pack and the basics of the gear.
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