South Breitenbush River Gorge National Recreation Trail Oregon

The Breitenbush River is a tributary of the North Santiam River in western Oregon in the United States. It drains a rugged, forested area of the Cascade Range east of Salem. It descends from several short forks in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness in the high Cascades of eastern Marion County. The South Fork Breitenbush River begins at creeks flowing fr…
The Breitenbush River is a tributary of the North Santiam River in western Oregon in the United States. It drains a rugged, forested area of the Cascade Range east of Salem. It descends from several short forks in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness in the high Cascades of eastern Marion County. The South Fork Breitenbush River begins at creeks flowing from Bays Lake and Russell Lake within Jefferson Park at approximately elevation 6,000 feet and flows west-northwest, joining with other forks. The North Fork Breitenbush River begins at Breitenbush Lake and joins with another fork which passes by Pyramid Lake. It flows west-northwest and connects with a half dozen other forks and creeks then turns west-southwest abeam Bald Butte. Several more creeks and Mink Creek and Rapidam Creek join before another fork.
  • Country: United States
  • State: Oregon
  • Region: Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Willamette National Forest
  • Source: junction of North and South forks
  • Mouth: North Santiam River
  • Length: 18.1 km (11.2 mi)
  • Basin size: 108 sq mi (280 km²)
Data from: en.wikipedia.org