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Eagle Creek Trail

MODERATE 272 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

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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4 days ago

Beautiful hike! We took Eagle creek trail about 6 miles up to Benson trail and then ascended up about 3000 feet to the Benson plateau trail. Trudged across 2 miles of semi mushy snow to finally reach our descent. Followed a cute little creek down to the bottom and broke camp in a quiet meadow about 3000 feet from the road. I would not recommend the Benson plateau this time of year unless you have a GPS. Our trail was nowhere to be found due to all the snow. Would definitely do this hike again.

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13 days ago

Perfect in the summer, you can swim back to the waterfall and there's a ledge on the left you can hang out on. Definitely my favorite hike near Portland

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17 days ago

Spectacular views. 2nd half to Tunnel Falls has a fair amount of fallen trees and some challenging traverse but well worth the effort!

19 days ago

Beautiful amazing hike! One of the best I've taken.

19 days ago

Lov the hike wish I had more time there

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1 month ago

Very long. Test your limit!!

1 month ago

My favorite hike in the Gorge