This once was a part of the Historic Barlow Road, one of the last legs of the Historic Oregon Trail. Where the trail meets the Still Creek Campground, there is the site of an historic resort called Swim. Swim was most active in the 1920’s. Various foundations from the facility including an old pool can still be found.
The Barlow Trail connects Still Creek Campground with Government Camp. To preserve its historic characteristics, it is a bit more primitive than most trails in the area. Its rocky terrain and ditch-like appearance are representative of how it likely looked when wagons and stock were on it starting in the 1850’s.
Leave What You Find is one of the Leave No Trace principles and is important to keep in mind on this trail. Historical artifacts are reminders of the rich human history of the area. Allow other visitors to discover these sites by leaving them intact. These features, even seemingly insignificant items from 50 years ago, are protected by law.
To learn more, go to www.lnt.org
For more information, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/recarea/?recid=53342
|Northwest Forest Pass||Not Required|
|Distance||0.7 Mile one way|
|Elevation||3800' - 4000'|
|Snow Free||May to November|
|Uses||Hikers, Bikes, XC Skiers, Snowshoers|