Cool Creek Trail

HARD 11 reviews
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Cool Creek Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.3 miles
3179 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



Directions from Sandy: Travel east to the edge of Rhododendron and turn right (southeast) onto Forest Service Road 2612. Follow 2612 southeast to the trailhead on the right. Parking is available on the shoulder.

10 months ago

Overall not a very vigorous hike. Easier than defiance. Go on a clear day. Views would be amazing. Stay at the fire-lookout if you want. Can hear mice and coons at night. Again, clear day would make it worth it. Snow at about 4700 ft. Wear microspikes. Trail hard to find with the snow.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Driving it was was nervous of the road tbh lol but once starting the trail i knew it was going to be an uphill hike the entire time, BUT SO WORTH IT! The views of mt hood was amazing once you got up high enough! Beware it is really uphill and the trails aren't very maintained.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Beautiful hike to Devil's Peak ...steady climb, heck of a workout

Friday, May 13, 2016

gorgeous hike. steep but great workout if you are in shape.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This trail is easy to get to and few people were there. Most of the trail is soft with few rocks. It is however a steady incline going up about 3,000 feet in 3 1/2 miles. Most of the trail is under a canopy until you get close to the top where you will see a couple clear spots at Devils Peak. This is where the views would be. It was cloudy so I missed that. Four stars would be a better rating if it has views. The trail does stop when it intersects with the Hunchback Mountain trail #793. All in all it was a good hike but nothing spectacular. If I do it again I would make time to include Kinzel lake in the trip. It is about 2 miles down the Hunchback trail.

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