Little Blitzen Gorge Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Little Blitzen Gorge Trail is a 19 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Frenchglen, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 19.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,762 feet Route Type: Out & Back




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This alpine hike along the Little Blitzen River gorge is a beautiful day trip for those who are feeling ambitious, up for some serious mileage, and get an early start. It can also be done as an overnighter with a stay at 4-Mile Camp. Tons of wildflowers, and a waterfall view at the end.

5 months ago

Great to see a gorge towering over you. Not a difficult trail (went about 3 miles in and then back out). River crossing required taking shoes off. Lots of plant diversity and great views of the hanging gardens above. Some really nice small swimming holes, which was fun, although the water was very cold for lengthy swimming. Beautiful. The beginning/end was a little sunnier/hotter than I had expected because it takes a while to get inside the gorge.

recorded Little Blitzen Gorge Trail

7 months ago

Thu Sep 20 2018