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Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
9.40 mi (15.13 km)
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Eagle Creek, named for the large population of eagles in the area, is an easy and serene hike through some of Oregon’s great remaining old-growth forests.  This hike should not be confused with the more popular Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge.

To reach this hike you will drive through the high plateau of eastern Clackamas County, passing quaint agricultural properties, numerous Christmas tree farms, and large expanses of clear-cut forests.  The beginning of the hike starts on an abandoned  logging road that drops nearly 500 feet in elevation before leveling out parallel to Eagle Creek. The road leads to a single track trail that proceeds through a damp forest of western red cedars, moss covered big leaf maples and old-growth Douglas firs that measure up to 10 feet in diameter.  Throughout the hike the trail keeps its distance from the river, however the white noise of the flowing water is always audible and several side trails offer connections to the river.  Farther along the hike, numerous charming side creeks cross the path along the length of the trail and offer wonderful resting points.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Serenity. Old-growth forest.

Cons

Difficult directions to the trailhead.

Trailhead Elevation

2,100.00 ft (640.08 m)

Net Elevation Gain

500.00 ft (152.40 m)

Features

Backcountry camping
Old-growth forest

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Hide and Seek + Hide and Seek Cutoff

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

Comments

06/18/2017
We drove out on June 17, 2017, and Weyerhaeuser now has this posted as accessible ONLY with a written recreational access lease and otherwise closed to all access.
06/18/2016
Just a heads up, the area has some active logging and the road was closed about 1/2mi from the trailhead. Easy enough to park a little farther away and walk around the roadblock on a weekend when nobody's there, but might make access difficult during the week. The trail itself is still gorgeous!
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