Eagle Creek Trail is a 19.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until September.
Directions from Estacada: Travel southeast on Highway 224 to Forest Service Road 4614. Follow 4614 east, across the forest boundary, and 6.5 miles past a fork in the road where the road connects with Squaw Mountain Road. At this point, is a trail that crosses the road. Follow this trail until its junction with the Old Baldy Trail #502. Follow Old Baldy 1.5 miles to the Eagle Creek Cutoff Trail.
So beautiful! I did this hike in August 2016 solo. If you like waterfalls then don't miss this hike. I started at Wahtum Lake and finished at Eagle Creek campground. Many people stopped at Tunnel Falls if you can do the whole hike do because there are so many falls above there that are note worthy! I cant wait until I can go summer 2017 with a bunch of girlfriends
The trailhead on Sandy, OR leads to a deserted road. There is no trail here. Mistook this for Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks
bad ass hiked tons of waterfalls and tons to look at and take pictures of punch bowl falls and Tunnel Falls Along the way defiantly a favorite hike of mine now hiked to twisted falls for a total of 15 miles 4hr 45 min total
Punchbowl Falls is definitely worth the afternoon hike! pack a lunch and eat at the falls, but it is seasonal when views of the falls will be available due to water levels amd stream flowing power in the spring as the snow is melting still. Summer time it gets busy, don't forget to pay the $5 parking in the front as well!!! they will ticket you lol.
Loved the Hike. Wasn't crowded except at the very beginning. The weather was amazing, the falls were impressive even with low flow.
so the reviews, photos, and the map don't aling. the photos and the reviews are of Eagle Creek Trail just off of I84 but the map of the trail is out near Sandy..... made for a very confusing morning....
One of my favorites! It's definitely worth going all the way to Wahtum Lake and camping if you have the time.
favorite hike by far. be sure to hike passed tunnel falls about half a mile to see twister falls
Beautiful hike full of waterfalls! Gets incredibly busy on the weekends and there is a parking fee of $5 (cash only). While I usually don't mind paying, the overflow garbage and unmaintained bathroom makes me question where the money goes! Now... back to the hike - small climb following the water the whole way. Really great hike. As long or as short as you would like! Loop or out and back! Rating it a little lower because of the traffic and lack of maintenance but the water is amazing!!
Tunnel Falls remains my favorite in the Portland Columbia gorge area. it's just over twelve miles round trip, but if you turn around at tunnel falls you miss the best part. just around the corner, less than half mile is Eagle Creek falls. the trail comes to the top of the falls and offer a spectacular lunch stop! if the water is down you can sit on the rock bed!
My all time favorite! There are about 5-6 waterfalls along this trail--in only the first 6 miles. Almost no elevation gain, follows Eagle Creek, parts of the trail bisect steep rock cliffs on one side, with no barrier on the other side. In wet weather this trail would be slippery and possibly dangerous on these cliff edges. Swimmers are seen in areas along the creek (although there are signs that prohibit it). Backpackers also use this trail and there are some unofficial tent camping areas that they use (I didn't see much trash either). I took this trail to Tunnel Falls and then turned around. That makes a 12 mile round trip. Highly recommended!
Gorgeous and amazing! Hands down doing it again and again. Left the little kids at home for this one. The bridge is out so had a few river crossings. No big deal.
Elevation change is subtle, but the drop offs are not for the faint of heart. Views are worth every single step.
We made it to tunnel falls before we had to head back (7 miles out) but we heard twister falls was the next one and worth the extra half mile.
Loved every step. So much to see and take in.