Photos of Bench Trail via Hells Canyon Trail

Distance: 8.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,394 feet Route Type: Out & Back


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This trail offers views in Hell’s Canyon and up Spring Creek to the Bench region. Trail starts at Copper Creek TH on the Oregon side of Hell’s Canyon. Follow trail 1890 north along the reservoir past Nelson creek and McGraw Creek (May require boot removal at high water season to cross McGraw) before nearly reaching Spring Creek and turning west/north west paralleling Spring Creek on trail 1884. The Hell’s Canyon Visitor Center distributes a trail map by Idaho Power that lists these trails by number. Cross Spring Creek and continue NW until reaching a sign that indicates continuation on the trail to higher elevation and the “Bench.” This sign also cites “county road” and “McGraw Creek” back the direction you’ve come. Total round trip to this sign is 8 miles.

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