This hike runs along the Little North
Santiam River. You will pass Jawbone
Flats on the way.
Directions: From Interstate 5 exit
253 in Salem, drive on East
Santiam Highway 22 for 23 miles to
Mehama's second flashing yellow
light. Opposite the Swiss Village
Restaurant, turn left on Little North
Fork Road for 15 paved miles and
an additional 1.3 miles of gravel. At
a fork, veer left on Road 2209.
Then drive 4.2 miles to the locked
gate. Residents of Jawbone Flats
are allowed to drive the dirt road
ahead; others must park and walk