Badger Creek Trail

HARD 8 reviews
#87 of 145 trails in

Badger Creek Trail is a 20.3 mile out and back trail located near Dufur, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,313 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

lake

views

Directions from Wamic: Access the trail at Bonney Crossing Campground by going west on Road 48 to Road 4810 (near Camp Cody). Follow 4810 to Road 4811, to Road 2710. Follow Road 2710 east to Bonney Crossing Campground.

7 days ago

We back packed this in two days, but beware it was pretty tough. Badger lake was pretty full of campers by the time we got there, most with unsocialized dogs. At least there were no bears!

backpacking
2 months ago

This was my first backpacking trip. I’m pretty conditioned so not too bad, but my hiking partner suffered as we hiked the entire trail to the lake on day one. If split up over three days, would be an enjoyable backpacking trip. No scenic views as a reward, just lots of forest cover and lovely water sounds. Ample water sources if you have fire/filter. I would just say that the start of this trail is not accurate based on the GPS map coordinates - see the website of the Oregon forest service to find he correct coordinates - adds about 2 miles each way.

hiking
3 months ago

Completed this hike in early June 2017. FANTASTIC Hike and over the course of 5 days, we saw only 3 people. Beautiful rugged area and we had the entire lake to ourself. We caught several trout which we released for future hikers to enjoy Very windy the first day and night but only added to the excitement. Love this place and it exceeded all expectations!

backpacking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Did not make it all the way to the lake, but camped about 7 miles in. Many great creekside camp spots perfect for backpacking with easy access to water. Saw a rattlesnake approx 3 miles up the trail and many butterflies.

hiking
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nice little jaunt. Nice little creek as we'll. Came across no other hikers. Kind of a departure from other trails near Mt. Hood.

hiking
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We hiked to Camp #4 from the book, One Night Wilderness: Portland, by Douglas Lorain. It was warm and dry and we saw a ton of butterflies, 3 Mule deer, and had great access to the water for the kids to play.

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016