Summary: From the Lewisberg Saddle go west on the 600 (Patterson) about 30 yards and take a right onto a single track trail which will wind up and over the hill (steep at times) and come out at the 600/620 junction. Go right on 620 about 30 yards and look for a trail on your left called WDYK, which heads down, at the "Y" go left on "On The Sly" and end up at Baker Creek (left), cross the creek on a tree bridge, follow the trail around about 100 yards other side of the creek, at junction take the left trail (SH) straight up the hill. It will head up hill and cross the"Missing Link" trail. You will come out on the 680 fire road. If you've come out at the right spot, you should go left down the hill about 30 yards and on your right see a mound of gravel and two trail heads. Take the left trail (Extendo) down to 6020 road, go left then first right (6021), stay left and two junctions, then left onto "Homestead" which ends at the Oak Creek parking lot.
Trailhead: This hike can be done in the Spring after the rains end, the summer and early fall, before it rains. After that it is muddy should be avoided. You can do this hike from ether direction.
From Corvallis, Oregon, take 3rd Street/HWY 99 W north about 5 miles to Lewisburg Road (take a left at the light). Follow Lewisburg Road then take a gradual right onto Sulphur Springs Road. Follow this road up the winding hill to the Lewisburg Saddle parking lot. There is a small paved lot on the north side of the road and a portapotty, this is your starting point (at the orange gate on the south side of the road). (Lat:44.636 Lon:-123.2961)
Trail Guides for Saddle to Oak Creek Single Track:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: OSU Department of Forestry
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Craig Cole, who has posted 74 other hikes on this site
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