From Reedsport, OR: Go north on Hwy 101 across bridge then make immediate right onto Road #48 (Lower Smith River Road). Go 15.9 miles then turn left onto 48A North Fork Rd. Go 10.6 miles, then turn right onto Road #23. Go 9.6 miles then turn left onto Road 919, continue for 2.7 miles to the trailhead.
From Eugene, OR: Take Highway 126 west for 33.0 miles. Between mileposts 26 and 27, turn south at “Whittaker Cr. Rec. Area” sign. In 1.6 miles, turn right across a bridge at another Whittaker Creek sign. Follow this road for 1.5 miles, then fork to the left onto Dunn Ridge Road. Continue for 7.0 miles to a T-shaped junction at the end of the pavement. Turn left on Knowles Creek Road and continue for 2.7 miles. Turn right onto Road # 23. After 1.6 miles, turn right onto Road #919. After 2.8 miles, turn right into the parking area.