Keeps Mill South

Total Miles


1,202.93 ft


1.5 Hours

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Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an access route to a remote campground along the edge of Mount Hood National Forest. The terrain is mixed gravel and pavement along NFS roads until the last few miles down into the campground. At this point, the road is rougher, one-lane and has exposure as it drops into the canyon to access the campground along the White River. There is an old, unmaintained river crossing that accesses a single camp site and then continues on to the north to connect with the historic Barlow Road route. This crossing is only achievable during low water and with 35"+ tires and lockers, due to the boulders along the south bank. Conditions here will change after each storm season.

Photos of Keeps Mill South

Keeps Mill South
Keeps Mill South


This route as a whole is easy, with the switchback descent being a little more difficult. The river crossing would itself may be very difficult depending on current and bank conditions.

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Status Reports

Shaun Cook
Jun 01, 2024
2018 GMC Canyon
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Heather Dunn
Jul 03, 2023
Temporarily Closed

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