Still Creek Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Still Creek Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 to the east edge of Rhododendron. Turn right (southeast) on Road 20 and follow it 1.1 miles to Still Creek Road 12 (2612). Turn left (southeast) and follow 12 for 3.5 miles to the trailhead on the left side of the road.

hiking
9 days ago

It’s definitely easier to get to this through Camp Creek Campground. Go straight until you have to turn right. Follow the road until you get to the bridge on the left. Parking for three vehicles on right directly across from the bridge. We got there about 915am, campers were just stirring. We didn’t see anybody on the out and back portion of the trail. I planned on going out and back, but it ends at a service road and access to the creek. Hung out at the creek a bit then followed the service road to the right because my map showed it went to a path the intersected with the Still Creek path at the halfway point so we followed it. Turned out to be lead to another service road to the right so we followed that. It dead ended at what looks like a camping area that’s fallen into disuse and there the trail ended. We were really close to the Still Creek Trail, so after a few minutes of navigating the underbrush we did pop back into the trail. We didn’t see anybody until that moment, there were a few large family groups going by then. Probably looked a little crazy to them.

The last half of the trail is very narrow next to a ravine, coming back against those large groups would have been interesting. Also the sign at the service road says horses are ok, but I don’t see how. I wouldn’t hike this alone, an accident could easily happen. There’s tons of shade for the sun-sensitive. The service road had no shade. There aren’t any eye-popping flowers or vegetation here, but it’s quiet, and pretty, we could almost always hear the creek. We went through a bottle and half of water. About 36 ounces.

hiking
24 days ago

This is a very nice hike through beautiful woods. Shady on a hot day, with a nice creekside picnic spot at the end.
The AllTrails directions make getting to the trailhead more difficult than necessary. Just go to the Camp Creek campground just off Hwy 26 about Milepost 47. In the campground, take a right past campsites to a bridge, which is the trailhead, on the left over Camp Creek. Parking (for about 3 cars) on the right. on the right

hiking
1 month ago

The bridge on road 20 is closed. Had to backtrack to highway 26 take still creek road to road 12 approx 5 miles the trailhead was clearly defined. A bit tough for toddlers but a nice hike.

hiking
1 month ago

The trailhead is fairly easy to find... just turn in to camp creek camp ground off of highway 26 and then take a left, the trailhead is right down there at the bridge. Great hike!

2 months ago

Nice quiet trail. “Nothing special” sounds like a jaded tourist response to this kind of beauty.

3 months ago

Nothing special.

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3 months ago

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10 months ago

This is an easy, family-friendly trail with little elevation change for most of the hike. The setting for .5 mile after crossing the creek is straight out of a fairy tale. Moss features heavily as accoutrement to the forest floor. Elevation change occurs at about the last 3/4 mile, but is not steep or too challenging.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Nice trail with low traffic. Trees are very pretty. Away from traffic noise.

hiking
Friday, May 26, 2017

Nice trail with low traffic. Trees are very pretty. Away from traffic noise.

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