Echo Mountain Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Echo Mountain Trail is a 2 mile loop trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 666 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

hiking
2 months ago

Someone has cut down the brush on about 3/4 of this trail. Route finding on the rest can be somewhat difficult given how late it is in the season, and the trail is covered by tall grass or brush. The views from the very top of the trail were nice. You can always hear running water, and there are some very nice old growth cedars.

hiking
4 months ago

July 17: This hike is also referred to as Echo Basin. The road to the TH leads to a small parking area and then into the brush. It is a decent dirt road with only one tricky spot. Park here before the road narrows and gets grassy. The trail is not marked except for a small dedication. There is a large sign post though. The first part of the trail is steep and rocky. It eventually levels off to a marshy loop. Although the trail needs love-uneven boardwalks, holes, overgrowth, etc., it is a gorgeous area. Wildflowers galore in July. It is beautiful because it is wild. If you are sure footed and a slip wouldn’t be disastrous, it is worth doing. Wear good boots and pants. The devils club is pointy and making its way onto the trail in some places. For as wet as it is, bugs surprisingly weren’t an issue. I didn’t see a single other person. A little spot of paradise.

5 months ago

This hike, while short, is absolutely breathtaking. Completed 6/14. The boardwalk through the swampy area was so unique. wild flowers are beginning to pop and will only get better. The basin itself is pristine wilderness and so special. Definitely wear pants no matter what time of year to protect your legs and hiking BOOTS.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail is typically pretty overgrown and that is what I love about it.

hiking
Mon Sep 24 2018

There is a lot of overgrowth on this trail- waist deep for about half the trail. The forest road leading up to the trail head also had a lot of erosion and was a bit hairy and a few small places. We really enjoyed the views once we got past the brush, tree line and into the meadow. The small wood bridges were very photogenic as was the surrounding area. Bring water resistant shoes if you don’t like getting your feet soaking wet, and long durable pants for the thorny overgrowth.

hiking
Fri Jun 08 2018

Just a heads up, I went up there today and ran into a mama bear and her 3 cubs about a 1/4 mile into the hike. My dog and I had a pretty good stare down with them until they wondered off. Just thought I would share.

hiking
Wed May 23 2018

A very pretty area, the trail is very rough and similar to a dry creek bed in many places. There are lots of down trees and branches, today there was still some snow and between the down trees and snow we lost the trail in a couple spots. I think later in the season it will be amazing with wildflowers but also harder to discern where the unkempt trail is.

hiking
Fri Jul 28 2017

This trail is pretty rough still in 2017 the sign shown here is no longer there just so you don't get confused this trail is listed as echo basin in the sweet home ranger district trail guide. wildflowers are unreal (lush and head high) amazing yet creating a hard path to see . Lots of water/streams. Very secluded,

hiking
Tue Jul 12 2016

Beautiful hike but the trail was a little rough. A few downed trees , some boggy muddy sections and thorny overgrowth made the going a little slow. Be sure to wear good boots and a good hiking stick would be a plus! Worth the short climb to enter the basin which was filled with wild flowers and great alpine views. Worth the effort! Also note, access to the trail was a two mile gravel logging road that was a little rough in places and no restroom facilities at or on the trail.

hiking
Tue Jun 07 2016

Nice short hike thru the trees to the meadow. We went memorial weekend there was skittle snow on the trail in places but many downed trees on the trail you had to crawl and try and make your way over, which proved difficult at times with little kids with us. The meadow was quite soggy in parts between the boardwalks. Overall not to bad, probably a little dryer closer to summertime but big plus no mosquitos!

Thu Sep 10 2015

A short uphill thru pines into a loop thru a sensitive meadow. I went at the end of summer and much of it was overgrown. But there was some pretty areas of short grass and scattered wetlands from multiple little (maybe a foot or two wide at most) streams trickling down the mountain thru the meadow.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Sat Aug 18 2018