Herman Creek Trail

HARD 25 reviews
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Herman Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.5 miles 1519 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

views

waterfall

An off-the-beaten-path hike

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11 months ago

A little elevation gain at the start but was a pretty plain jane trail. Nice rushing creek and cool breeze, easy trail in my book. If you want some elevation gain and a workout do Indian Point Loop.

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1 year ago

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2 years ago

Meh. This trail is kind of boring. The waterfall is underwhelming - you can see bigger waterfalls from the freeway. Herman Creek is beautiful though, with a nice bridge spanning the creek for good selfie opportunities. The pinnacles are cool, but it's hard to get a good picture of all of them (that's what my fiance and I do on our hikes). I did like the flat part of the trail that goes through a quiet forest, something I haven't experienced on other trails. Keep to the right at all forks, otherwise you will go up the Pacific Crest Trail, which is really steep. Watch your step as there are areas with loose rocks and steep dropoffs on the side of the trails.

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2 years ago

Herman Creek Trail is well kept, with nice waterfalls. Steep in places, but certainly manageable for most people, even some dogs. Good options for doing a loop with Indian Point, Nick Eaton Trail, Casey Creek (very very steep.)

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3 years ago

A steep trail that's no too beautiful at the beginning. Hiked it with a Mazama group and did a little off-trail to the forks of Herman Creek. Get ready to hop and duck a few fallen trees here. If you want solitude, this hike has it aplenty.