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Chuckle and Indigo Springs

Bubbling springs coming out of the ground and an easy hike along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.9 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is just a small section of the 33 mile Middle Fork of the Willamette River Trail.

The Indigo Springs area is both a campground... more »

Tips:  From Oakridge, proceed 2 miles east on Hwy 58 to Kitson Springs Road. Continue on Kitson Springs Road for 0.5 miles to FS Road 21.... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Indigo Springs

Indigo Springs is a small, semi-open campground in a stand of old growth Douglas fir. Nearby is the origin of this cold water spring where there is a 500 ft. (round trip) trail to the origin.

Make sure you don't miss this portion of the trail to explore the multiple springs coming out of the ground.

2. Chuckle Springs Trailhead

There is another parking area here, just up the road from the entrance to Indigo Springs Campground.

3. Junction Middle Fork Willamette River Trail

Turn left here towards Chuckle Springs, turn right for a half mile to Cliff Springs.

4. Forest Fire

The last time I was here in May of 2010 this section of the forest was closed because of a fire in 2009. Please leave a note as a review to let me know if this area is open again, so we can update the guide.

5. Chuckle Springs

The trail continues on for 15 more miles to Timpanogas Lake.