Tygh Creek Trail

HARD 2 reviews
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Tygh Creek Trail is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dufur, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3510 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

snow

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

This hike was challenging: very, very steep in the few two miles, but then mellows out into a few miles of forest and meadows. It does get steep again near the end, in the mile just before Flag Point Road. Hikers are rewarded with views of The Sisters and Jefferson to the south during the first part of the hike, as well as expansive territorial views of the Friend area of central Oregon. About a third of the way up, there's an up-close-and-personal view of Hood but its base is obscured by the mountain that the trail itself continues to climb. Get the best views of Hood by continuing onto the Divide Trail at the top.