Mill City is located on Highway 22, about 20 miles upstream along the North Santiam River from Stayton and Sublimity. Mill City is on both sides of the river and consequently is partly in Linn County and partly in Marion County. A wrought iron railroad bridge that spans the river and once carried trainloads of lumber is now a pedestrian bridge.
The trail begins on this refurbished railroad bridge that crosses the salmon-filled pool created by the Mill City Falls. The trail parallels the river for a bit and offers several scenic points.
There are no rentals or rest rooms available along this trail. The trail is not wheelchair accessible. There are restaurants near the start of the trail in Mill City.
For more information on this short rail-trail, contact Mill City at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-897-2302.
Parking and Trail Access
Take Highway 22 to Mill City. Turn right onto Northeast Second Avenue, then turn left at the T-intersection with Wall Street to reach the North Santiam River. You'll see the railroad bridge on your right beyond the parking area. Park and cross the street to the river.
Going East to West the trail crosses a refurbished former railroad bridge which is quite scenic. From there it goes through about 600' of foilage on a good path then onto a street. In about a quarter of a mile past the bridge it crosses SW Broadway St ...