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Eagle Creek Trail

MODERATE 248 reviews

Eagle Creek Trail is a 25.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

25.6 miles 8910 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

scramble

An amazing gorge hike with several beautiful waterfalls, including one you can walk behind. This trail begins at Eagle Creek Campground and ends at Wahtum Lake. This is a nice out and back hike with great scenery of waterfalls, ferns, and rocky outcroppings. It's quite popular with easy vehicle access at the trailhead, so plan to see a lot of other hikers and is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. This hike is not far from Portland and is best in the spring or early summer to really appreciate the beautiful waterfalls.

Landslide and ice have taken out part of the trail. Right now (February) you'd need crampons and maybe an ice pick to make it past the first 1/4 mile. once the weather clears it might be passable again.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful hike and a must do for hikers visiting the PNW.

This was definitely a well rounded hike and I only went as far as punchbowl Falls! There is another waterfall further in but the suspension bridge to get there was out when I went. The snow and packed ice made this a bit challenging when trying to get to the bottom of punchbowl. We had to crab walk and bear crawl our way in and out. It felt like a real adventure!!

10 days ago

Great

backpacking
30 days ago

Best Hike Ever!!! It was an adventure!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! So many waterfalls along the route. Did a day this time. Planning on coming back to backpack the full trail.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike from the trailhead to Tunnel Falls. The view is the same, except for the various falls that are passed. Quick short trails down to Punch Bowl Falls, but lots of people. Some narrow segments on cliff edges, but not dangerous unless shaky or wild. Tunnel Falls is the highlight—much more so than Punch Bowl in my opinion.

walking
3 months ago

4 months ago

This is definitely a hike to put on your bucket list. One of the best hikes I have been on in the state. Has picturesque views of numerous falls and the river the entire hike to Tunnel Falls, App 14 miles round trip. Has some areas that require careful footing on cliff edges but does have cable support to hold onto while walking the edge. To avoid the crowds go on a week day and start early.

4 months ago

Trail ran this! Went only a little past Tunnel Falls which was approx. 6.5 miles round trip 14 miles but amazing terrain and awesome waterfalls! A must do hike

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Most gorgeous hike I've ever been on. My favorite place to go.

4 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Hiked 13 miles from Lost Lake to Indian Springs on the PCT, spent the night at the campgrounds then 12.5 miles down Eagle Creek Trail to Cascade Locks. A great hike. the map here shows the trail going to Wantum Lake. if you want to make it a thru hike (instead of out and back) leave your car at the EC trailhead in Cascade Locks and get a ride to Wantum. Not much water in the upper elevations so plan to carry what you need. See pics on my Instagram @jamieonthetrail

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike ( Not for kids ) very dangerous in spots. Go in the am before it get busy take your time and bring a snack and relax at the end.

hiking
5 months ago

way to many people go here its to risky passing people on the cliffs