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Eagle Creek Trail

MODERATE 324 reviews

Eagle Creek Trail is a 25.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
25.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8910 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

rocky

scramble

An amazing gorge hike with several beautiful waterfalls, including one you can walk behind. This trail begins at Eagle Creek Campground and ends at Wahtum Lake. This is a nice out and back hike with great scenery of waterfalls, ferns, and rocky outcroppings. It's quite popular with easy vehicle access at the trailhead, so plan to see a lot of other hikers and is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. This hike is not far from Portland and is best in the spring or early summer to really appreciate the beautiful waterfalls.

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2 days ago

Amazing nature! Worth arriving at the top falls (6+ miles one way)

2 days ago

Only hiked to Tunnel Falls about 6 miles in. Great hike! Elevation gain was steady and very little loose rock. Parts of the trail and waterfalls reminded me of Kauai.

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike with a few beautiful along the way. By doing a google search on this trail, you will see that others have warned again parking at the upper parking lot, but instead park at the lower parking that is right by the salmon hatchery. Apparently lots of break ins occurs at the upper parking.

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backpacking
10 days ago

Awesome....busy trail however to be expected. After 7.5 m camp the population of hikers is far far reduced. Lake still has snow.

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12 days ago

This is an amazingly beautiful trail. Best for backpacking and easy hiking. The reason for my 4 rating is that it's far to easy a hike when looking to train for elevation gains. It is good for very long hiking or if you have some mobility issues.

We happened on it by mistake as AllTrails took us here on gps instead of Ruckle Ridge. Lesson learned double check the directions on other maps ;) second time for us but we are glad we found it! Best views I've seen in the Gorge to date.

Despite a very thin walking trail on cliffs (metal wire railing to assist) many people with baby's and children passed us. I see how this could quickly turn for the worst but that's your parenting choice ;)

The most backpackers I've seen. After 6 miles in it turns to mostly serious long haul hiker and backpackers. Many great flat areas over looking the river to camp at. You can choose starting from about mile 5.

We plan to do this for our first backpacking trip as the added weight will give us the extra workout we wanted and it seems a safe and very doable trail for carrying an added load in. We did 7 in and out but will do more when backpacking.

hiking
12 days ago

One of the best hikes I've done so far.

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backpacking
13 days ago

Really fun, still snow at the top, would recommend stoping at 7 1/2 to camp untill late July