Cool Creek Trail to Devil's Peak

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Cool Creek Trail to Devil's Peak ist ein 6.6 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Government Camp, Oregon. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis September zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 6.6 miles Höhenunterschied: 3,221 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde

Rucksacktour

Camping

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Schneeschuhwandern

Vogelbeobachtung

Laufen

Wald

Aussicht

Wildblumen

überwachsen

Schnee

historischer Ort

NOTE: Hikers report that the road leading to the trailhead is closed at the second bridge which may add distance to your hike.

wandern
eisig
schnee
2 days ago

wandern
schlammig
schnee
9 days ago

Love this trail. Hiked most of it before turning around (I promised my wife I’d be back for lunch). Lots of mud and slush at the beginning but turns to deep snow 1/2 way up. Snowshoes are a must for the higher elevations !

wandern
brücke geschlossen
1 month ago

Hard 3 stars. Bridge is still out. Trail continues up with minimal views until the top.

wandern
2 months ago

Trail is in good shape. Basically a stairmaster, especially sharp at the beginning before finding more of a groove. There are postings of cougar sightings at the trailhead but no recent sightings per the ranger station. The bridge from RD 20 IS closed so you can't get to the trailhead that way, but the Still Creek Rd directly off of Hwy 26 is open all the way to the trailhead. No snow or ice of note on this route as of this date.

wandern
schnee
3 months ago

Amazing trail - the forest rd 12 that leads to cool creek trail head was closed, so we hiked the 2 miles to the trailhead. The trail was clear of snow for the first 2 miles, then the last bit was snowy and a little iced over. Very steep trail, but totally worth it. Absolutely stunning views of Mt Hood on the way up. We were lucky to stay overnight at the look out. The wood burning stove kept us nice and warm. The sunset and the sunrise views make it all worth it!

wandern
schlammig
sturmholz
4 months ago

Amazing trail. One of my favorites within Mt Hood NF. I arrived early, a little after 8 and there were zero cars at the trailhead. This one is a pretty steady climb, over 3000 ft to the fire lookout. Those in shape won’t have a problem, but prepare to sweat! I saw lots of squirrels, chipmunks, and birds (one owl). There was scat sign along the trail, but no sight of any big mammals. With that said, this is cougar and bear country so always be prepared. After hitting the fire lookout I made my way down to the little pond over a mile further down the trail. Throughout my whole hike I only crossed paths with a handful of other groups - and this was on a weekend. I’ll be back for more of this trail soon.

wandern
4 months ago

Great hike to the cabin at the top of devil's peak. Steady climb all the way up and you get quite a workout. The bridge is still out so we went past rhododendron from gov camp and took still Creek road all the way there. It has a ton of potholes near the end so watch out.

wandern
5 months ago

Steady climb the entire way up. The cabin was a great shelter for us in the rain

wandern
überwachsen
5 months ago

the trail is shaded all through out, which is great. the first 600 ft gain is in the first 0.5 miles. we went on a cloudy day so not many views from the summit. you need to remember to take a right at the intersection of hunchback trail and within a few yards you will see signs of devil's look out. the current access road 20 from Google maps recommendation is closed a bridge, so take still Creek road all the way through. parking on the curb be the trailhead. didn't see more than 2 groups on a Saturday. so not very popular. Gaia clocked out at 3120 and 3.6 miles one way.

wandern
6 months ago

Road up to the trailhead was closed at the second bridge.

wandern
6 months ago

HONEST REVIEW. I did a lot of research before picking out this trail. I was SO excited to maybe find a hike that really is what it says. Nope. I was disappointed. The trail head is at the end of a cul-de-sac in a neighborhood of at least 10 houses. It’s hard to tell when the national forest actually starts because there are SO MANY houses up there. I don’t know about you, but I don’t pick wooded hikes only to end up RIGHT BACK in the middle of people. I’ll never take this hike again.

wandern
6 months ago

This is a great hike to get out and away. Only passed 1 other hiker and not until our way down. The incline can be a bit much. Taking it slower and keep pushing works perfectly. The view of Mt. Hood at the top...AMAZING!

wandern
6 months ago

Beautiful, well-maintained and marked trail. A butt-kicker on the way up makes for a decent workout. The forest is gorgeous especially with morning light peeking through. Would recommend doing this one on a clear day to really get the great views it has to offer at the top. The first lookout is more impressive than the peak where the cabin is, cabin seems to be consistently occupied during the spring/summer. I brought my trekking poles but didn’t need them, however they did come in handy for breaking spider webs, which were abundant.

wandern
6 months ago

Legit incline. Steady up up up. The sun didn’t come out to play today, so no views for us. Luckily, the rhododendrons were beautiful and the foggy forest was pretty. The lookout at the top was cool. Will be back on a clear day. My phone said we went closer to 8 miles. I used one trekking pole and was glad I had it.

wandern
7 months ago

Serious incline for the whole trail, but great views along the way and at the fire lookout once you reach the top. The rhododendrons were in bloom and the trail was not crowded at all. Hiking poles recommended

wandern
schlammig
7 months ago

5/25/19. Awesome trail. Visibility was not great due to recent rain and cloud. Only a bit of snow left about half a mile before the peak (ie no snowshoes or spikes needed). I’ve encountered >5 groups of people during the trail. Don’t forget to log your name in the cabin at the peak, enjoy!

wandern
schnee
8 months ago

wandern
scrambling
überwachsen
8 months ago

5/12/19 Beautiful hike! Super steep trail for the first mile. No more snow! Rhododendrons are almost blooming. Fantastic views.

wandern
schnee
überwachsen
9 months ago

4-15-19 Trail was about 11.5 miles. At about 2.7 miles from the trailhead, there’s snow. As you continue up, it gets deeper (a whole leg deep, towards the top) We had to use AllTrails to find the trail, because snow and downed trees made it impossible to see. Snowy, rainy, cloudy day, but overall a great hike! Definitely strenuous, with the elevation gains and snow. Thank you to Alex and Jeff for postholing for us (according to the log 4-13)

wandern
schnee
9 months ago

Had to park half a mile away as the roads are still covered in snow, but the bottom mile of the hike had intermittent snow on it but snow shoes were definitely required as the snow is getting soft. Snowshoes are definitely required this time of year.

wandern
9 months ago

Fair amount of snow. Didn’t make it all the way up. Road in had a lot of snow even for my truck. Parked half mile from trailhead.

wandern
abseits des Weges
schnee
sturmholz
11 months ago

Wed. 2/20/19 we attempted to hike to Devil’s Peak Fire Lookout. We had a compass but no GPS tracker, snowshoes in 8 inches of fresh powder, nothing but 8PM darkness all around us, a previous visit Aug ‘18 (the day a woman was killed by a cougar on Hunchback Ridge), and enough zeal to push through every snowy bough in front of us. After 5 hours of hiking, somehow we lost the trail in the fresh powder, having doubled back more than a few times trying to find it again. We hiked back to the car in 1.5 hrs and made it through the night warm and cozy. Even our ‘06 Pilot had a hard time on the road with a set of chains and AWD lock deferential, and she had to wait a mile from the trailhead. Needless to say, I can’t recommend trying to drive or snowshoe in deep fresh powder. “High clearance vehicle” only means so much, and having completed the hike beforehand doesn’t guarantee a successful snowshoe venture. I’d like to see some mile markers, more signs, and reflectors like some trails in WA. Last August, however, the trail offered huckleberries, 90% shade, a descent (not panoramic) view from the lookout, and birds, bees, and mice. We stayed in the descently-kept lookout one night. Rat pellets were sporadic throughout the lookout with the shed below completely shredded to pieces. Wood stove, pots, and other gear have been left inside by previous visitors along with a guest book to sign.

Fri Sep 14 2018

This trail is currently closed for a month because of a deadly cougar attack until they find the cougar that killed the hiker on the nearby Hunchback Trail. "The Forest Service closed more than 29,000 acres in the Hunchback Mountain area to public use as officials continue to search for the cougar suspected of causing the death of a Gresham hiker. The area will be closed for at least 30 days, though the order could end early or be extended depending on the progress of the operation."

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