Slide Creek Falls Trail (CLOSED)

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Slide Creek Falls Trail (CLOSED) is a 11.6 mile moderately 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3713 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

closed

From the Herman Creek Campground trailhead, follow the trail from the parking area (sign says 'Herman Creek Trail 1/4 mile; Pacific Crest Trail 1/4 mile") to the power line and its dirt road; cross this clearing to the trail where it re-enters the forest. Go 24 minutes to a fork to Herman Creek Bridge and Pacific Crest Trail. Bear left for 6 minutes to a clearing with 5 ways out. Go straight across and bear right on an abandoned road. 27 minutes later, you will reach a rustic campground at the more or less well marked intersection with Gorton Creek Trail #408. Go straight ahead, and bear right at the intersection with Nick Eaton Way #447. 16 minutes later, you'll cross a creek with little flow except in winter. If you look carefully, you may see an amazing, unnamed, multi-step falls nearly 200 feet tall. 8 minutes to another side creek. 1 minute later, you round the corner to Falls Creek Falls. Continue up the trail for 1 mile, 45 minutes to Camp Creek Falls. Continue on the trail for 45 minutes to Casey Creek Campground (a very rustic and undeveloped place) and the intersection with the Casey Creek Trail #476; then continue 40 minutes to Slide Creek Falls, a total of 1.9 miles from Camp Creek Falls.