Canyon Creek Meadows Loop

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Canyon Creek Meadows Loop is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Camp Sherman, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1085 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

Beautiful flower meadows and a hike up the East side of Three Fingered Jack. This very popular loop route takes you on a tour of a high alpine meadow, with bubbling Canyon Creek flowing through it. In addition, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the jagged spires of Three Fingered Jack, the eroded core of an extinct 100,000-year-old volcano. This is a really beautiful hike with so many points of interest. From wildflower meadows, to the grassy hill up to Three Fingered Jack, to the glacial pool, to the saddle with views of the Sisters, Washington, Jefferson and of course Three Fingered Jack right next to you. Many of the trees along the route were burned in 2003 during the B&B Complex Fires. Thankfully Canyon Creek Meadows itself was spared and still very beautiful.

3 minutes ago

What a great hike although there is still quite a bit of snow a few miles in to the hike!

hiking
10 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

Christopher, on this last Thursday there was a bit of snow still, although it was a couple miles in. Hiked up and back on both trails as far as we could go. I never saw a meadow, so maybe didn't get that far? But there were backpackers out on the trail and hopefully this warm weekend cleared it all up.

backpacking
5 days ago

Did this hike and stayed a few nights in the lower meadow a few years ago and loved it. Was planning on doing it again July 4th but concerned about snow levels. Anyone been recently and know if there is snow still in the lower meadow?

hiking
24 days ago

This is a beautiful hike! Although right now, it's still really snowy and there isn't really much of an official trail showing yet. I'll def try it later this summer! Still fun to go up the mountain through the snow, but bring your map/compass/gps for sure! And watch out for the 6+ foot drifts.

backpacking
1 month ago

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9 months ago

Great easy hike! Beautiful views!

9 months ago

Great easy hike!

9 months ago

breathtakin.

backpacking
10 months ago

Excellent hike to Three Fingered Jack. This hike pretty much has it all! Lakes, open meadows, views, and a waterfall. It was a great little hike!

backpacking
10 months ago

This is a beautiful easy hike. Lovely views, wild flowers and an opportunity to observe the forests recovering after the big fire several years ago. Not a ton of camping options due the fire. We stayed the night in the upper meadow. You can access the area by cutting off the loop and head towards 3 Finger Jack( you'll see a sign that states the trail is not maintained but don't be concerned, all is well) There is plenty of fast moving water for filtering or boiling. Keep in mind that on sunny warm days there is very little shade on the trail- be prepared!

11 months ago

Everything you want in a trail !

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful wildflowers. Cool and windy so not too many mosquitoes.

hiking
11 months ago

The trail was great with lots of beautiful views. The flowers in the meadows with the stream running through looked like a Disney Princess should live there! We were there on July 17th. There were small patches of snow still around. I would recommend this to families as well!

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

Hiked from Jack Lake to Minto Pass today via the northeast section of the loop. The Canyon Creek section of the trail has been cleaned up, but after crossing the creek, there is a lot of blow down to navigate. Had lunch looking down on Wasco Lake from the PCT, then went about a mile north on the PCT. More blow down but no snow. The road up to Jack Lake was in good shape. Don't forget the bug spray for the skeeters!

hiking
Friday, September 11, 2015

The 6 mile gravel road to the trailhead was rough, but well worth it. Beautiful hike. Most wildflower were dead, very dry.

hiking
Thursday, September 10, 2015

well maintained ttrail, easy to follow. the water is brown, due to lack of snow this past year. great view from up on 3 finger jack. that is the part that gets your heart going...

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Everything was really dry glacier pond was brown not green but I expected that.The trail to wasco lake was pretty nice and the lake itself was nice to soak your feet in and cold . The trail from the pond to the top is some what dangerous but if your careful once you get up there it's well worth the trouble. All in all good trail and would recommend to anybody.

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015