Guided Hike

Upper Middle Fork Willamette Fire Ecology Hike

July 28, 2024

Explore an upper stretch of the Middle Fork Willamette River, where the springs are cold, the forests are ancient, and the river is wild.

Chuckle Springs in Willamette National Forest Oregon by Chandra LeGue

Difficulty: Moderate 
Distance: 4 to 6 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue (Oregon Wild’s Senior Conservation Advocate) and Helena Virga (with Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology)
Location: Willamette National Forest, southeast of Oakridge

The Middle Fork Willamette National Recreation Trail near Chuckle and Indigo Springs is all about variety… From ice-cold and gushing springs, a free flowing river, and ancient hemlocks and Douglas-fir, to a forest naturally recovering from a 2009 fire.  Join Oregon Wild and partners from FUSEE (Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology) to learn about this unique area, discuss fire and forest policy and management, and enjoy a lovely stretch of trail along a proposed Wild & Scenic River

Carpools will be available from Eugene. 

The goal of Oregon Wild’s outdoor program is to connect our supporters to the places we work to protect and conserve. Our guided hikes and outings are led by staff members with experience in our conservation campaigns, knowledge about the natural world, and a passion for Oregon’s wild places and wildlife. Our programs offer an educational experience and a connection to advocacy for the places we visit. We strive to make our outdoor programs inviting and safe for everyone.

Your hike leader will get you additional information with specifics about a meeting time and location, difficulty level, and any other details about your hike after your register.

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