Gate Creek Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Gate Creek Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, birding, and horses and is best used from June until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,624 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

A short trek with great views of the Three Sisters The trail starts out easy then quickly gets a bit steep and has a little bit of a switchback as you head up the ridge. Lots of big old trees, True old growth, never seen a saw! You pass through a couple of small meadows and reach the ridge line. Your first reward is a view of the Three Sisters off to the southeast. They look close enough to touch. Browder Ridge is to your north.

2 months ago

Trail was in great shape as compared to previous years. Wildflowers, butterflies and a viewpoint at 1.5 mi. Only went as far as split with Browder and Heart Lake. Total of 6.6 mi. Not too overgrown in meadows and a shorter route to Browder Summit or Heart Lake than if you take Browder Ridge Trail. Only tricky part is locating trailhead as roadside sign is missing. Follow directions and look for area on road allowing for parking and signpost without the sign. You’ll hear the creek where you enter the woods and come to the trailhead sign a few feet in.

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4 months ago

Did this weekend may 19-20 to Browder Ridge. Hike to heart lake is overgrown so couldn’t find the trail. Awesome view of Jefferson and the sisters. If you continue on Browder Ridge for a few meters and then walk straight up the meadow there’s a good place to pitch a tent and have a fire. Tiny patches of snow but didn’t affect access! Wildflowers are just starting to peak out

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The trailhead is right at the bottom of the hill near the end of the parking area(a lot of people asked when I went).
The trail is pretty much uphill, but has nice flatter areas too to give you a break. Some areas are a bit eroded from water. there are great views!

(I used the gps to track myself on the trail and almost the entire time it said I was going WAY OFF and blazing my own trail even though I was on the only available pathway.. I suggest using a different app for this trail.)
Happy hiking!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Amazing scenery with tons of wild flowers and fantastic views. We went all the way to heart lake and went for a swim. the trail is super steep!!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Great Views for a quick afternoon hike!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017