Trout Creek Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
#23 of 110 trails in

Trout Creek Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from January until January. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.4 miles
2424 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips


horseback riding





Beautiful hike through 100+ year old fire-regenerated forest. From the Trout Creek trailhead climb to Rooster Rock. There no water along this hike and very little flat ground for camping, though you could camp near Rooster Rock.

5 days ago

Great hike! I'd rate it moderate to difficult. Its harder than most moderates I've done. The end especially is very steep, but it's a great hike. We finished it in just under 4 hours on a clear day. Definitely worth the trek!

9 days ago

Steady climb, great views

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The trailhead is well marked on Highway 20 on the left side of the highway if you're coming from Cascadia/Sweethome. The trail is a manageable steady uphill climb that is heavily shaded, with abundant ferns and lovely views. The last 3/4 of a mile, the the trail becomes exceedingly steep, but is also manageable if you push yourself for the last stretch. It took us 3 hours, in and out, with a short snack break. It makes for an excellent 1/2day hike.

11 months ago

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pretty steep incline the whole way, definitely make sure you can handle that. Views at the top are gorgeous. Found a campsite close to the top, considering going back for backpacking in the future.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nice hike. Constant uphill with some gradual and some steeper. Nice single track trail. Five or six trees down that we had to climb over. Trailhead starts at the creek but does not follow it. We went on to Rooster Rock but you'd need climbing tools to climb it. Nice clearing at the top with a great view of several mountains.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Great hike, I would recommend it for anyone whose in the area. If you feel you will have trouble hiking vertically for over an hour then don't do it. It took me about 3 hours round trip. Its a steep climb at the top but the view on Rooster Rock is spectacular. You get a clear shot of Mt Jefferson and sisters mountains. Very much worth it.

Monday, July 28, 2014