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.

Length2 miElevation gain666 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingForest
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Seth VanSpeybrock
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Sarabee Pearce-Smith
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Really nice short hike! The meadow is beautiful. However, the trail is muddy/rough/overgrown in lots of spots. I would recommend being able to identify/avoid devil's club and maybe long sleeves/pants. Also, be careful in the meadow and try to walk from bridge to bridge -- we saw some social trails.

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Tara Graham
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Pretty hike, the first half until you reach the meadow was the most difficult. There are some muddy spots around the meadow area but definitely a good hike!

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Kori Faraoni
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The first part of the trail has most of the elevation gain. The meadow area is pretty with lots of flowers, bees, and butterflies. There are a few muddy spots on the trail, but not too bad.

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Sativa Burington
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HikingMuddy

absolutely beautiful, halfway through the loop it does get pretty muddy for a bit but the views were worth all of it and my 4 year old did amazing!

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Scott Bozeman
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HikingGreat!Muddy

7/11/2020 - The meadow was spectacular; all the wildflowers were out! Boots and pants are definitely required. Only passed a few others on the trail on a sunny summer Saturday.

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Lisa Shields
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tried this trail on may 16 and too much snow didn't even get to loop portion of trail. road cleared of fallen trees, can drive to trailhead.

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Carol Hay
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HikingBlowdown

UPDATE 7/5/2020 Tried again and SUCCESS! I found the meadow breathtaking. I think in another week or so the flowers will be even more prevalent but even so it was beautiful. There are some marshy spots so you might get a little wet. I took the advice of other reviews and wore pants. Uphill portion to the loop kicked my butt lol. 8 year old and 13 year old were did great. Attempted to go to this trail on 5/8/20. It says closed on this app but the forest service website did not say that. However we were unable to hike it because as soon as we turned off the highway the road was blocked by down trees. We’d like to try it but I guess it’s still a little early in the season.

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Madison Brindle
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HikingIcyOver grownSnow

We did this hike in December and it is not a great hike to do in the winter. We lost the trail about 1 mile up and by looking at the tracks in the snow, so did the people that hiked it before us. If you are going to hike it in the snow, bring a good map and don't rely on gps.

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Whitney Martin
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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.

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Tanya Young
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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.

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Trisha Mark
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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.

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

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Jessica Morrison
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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.

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Thomas White
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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.

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Crystal R.
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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.

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Melody Harwell
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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,

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Dan Baker
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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.

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Candy Christiance
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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!

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Leif Wisdahl
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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.

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Melinda Martin
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Joshua White
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Pax Shelton
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Dian Cummings
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mark keller
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Bill Atwood
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