Cascadia State Park: Soda Springs Trail
|Cascadia State Park Welcome Sign|
Nestled in the lush, beautiful Old Cascades, Cascadia State Park is the perfect place for a short spring hike along the Santiam River. Once the campground opens in May there will be large numbers of families enjoying this beautiful area, but if you're looking to see very few people go soon!
The area around Cascadia State Park has been used by humans for at least 8,000 years, a more recent use was for a resort known as The Geisendorfer. The resort had everything from tennis courts to a large lodge, though the primary draw of the area was a mineral spring known for it's healing properties. The Soda Springs trail takes you to where the spring is, though it is currently closed off.
Whether you're just driving by or want a beautiful place to spend an afternoon Cascadia State Park is worth visiting.
Directions from Sweet Home: Follow Highway 20 east for 14.3 miles, then turn left into Cascadia State Park
Hike Distance: 3.6 miles round trip
Hike Type: Out and back
Elevation Gain: 100 Feet
Trailhead Elevation: 900 Feet
Difficulty: 1 out of 5
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