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French Pete Creek Trail

HARD 7 reviews
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French Pete Creek Trail is a 15.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Blue River, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,785 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Note: As of June 2019, the French Pete Creek Trail is open but, French Pete Campground is closed. This trail is in an old-growth forest valley in the Three Sisters Wilderness. French Pete Creek flows beside the trail. The forest is made of gargantuan Douglas firs and 1000-year-old cedars.

1 month ago

Big, beautiful trailhead in a forested setting, fully equipped with an outhouse and parking for 6-10 vehicles. The first ~1/2 mile was great, then there was ~1/2 mile where the trail disappeared due to downed trees. Just keep walking straight for 10 minutes or so, keeping the same distance from the water, and you will pick the trail up again. After that, the trail was primitive and had some obstacles but was an overall nice walk above the water. Camping: Relatively high-use area with common restrictions. When leaving the trailhead, across the street is one of the several $15 campgrounds. If you turn left there will be a gravel logging road on your right; you should see the bridge. All the dashed lines on the all trails maps are logging roads, unlikely to see much traffic.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

We just tried to do this hike today and both the French Pete Campground and trail are closed because of the fires this summer!!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Love the berries along this little gem

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lovely old growth that is well maintained and out of the way. There is a paved parking area that is just across the French Pete Campground, highly recommended.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Great old growth! The bridge washed out about 5 miles in years ago and they never replaced it, so the hike is not that long. Great flowers in the spring.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

trail running
Saturday, April 09, 2016

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