Tumalo Reservoir to Pickers Paradise

Total Miles


1347.42 ft


0.75 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Looking to connect to the main trail system from Tumalo? This is the route for you! Things to consider before going: 1. Part of this trail passes through private property so be sure to check signage to make sure they are allowing access, generally, the only time they restrict is if there is high fire risk. 2. You do need a permit for the forestry land, it's only $30 for the year. 3. The trails get tight in some parts, with bush contact likely on full-width SUVs or larger. I ran this trail in a full-size Bronco Badlands, and some spots are unavoidable. Once you are loaded up, make your way to the trailhead!


This is a fairly easy trail for a vehicle with large enough ground clearance(30" tires or larger). If you are trying to do this in a lower vehicle(say stock Subaru), its still possible with some finesse in your driving.

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Access Description

Start near Tumalo Reservoir, the trail is mostly high dessert sand with some small rock gardens.