Eagle Creek Trail | Oregon, USA, 2007

Distance:  12 miles round trip (20 km)l_6

Avg.Time:  5 – 6 hours

Start / Finish:

  • Eagle Creek Trailhead. About 45 minutes drive from Portland. Only two miles from the agreeable little town of Cascade Locks, situated on the Columbia river.
  • See the Portland Hikers website for details on getting to and from the trailhead.

Season:  All year

Maps / Info:

  • The trail is well marked and easy to follow. See Oregon.com for a basic sketch map of the walk.

Route / Conditions:

  • From the trailhead, simply follow the path along Eagle Creek until you reach Tunnel Falls. Then walk back again. It would be very difficult to get lost on this trail.

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Sleeping:

  • There are four designated campsites between the trailhead and Tunnel Falls. From all reports, they can be quite popular on holidays and weekends.
  • If you are looking for a little more luxury, there are numerous overnight options in nearby Cascade Locks.

Overview:

  • Gently graded trail, creekside camping and a gorgeous series of cascades. Arguably the premier “waterfall” hike in the USA. Tunnel Falls itself is a classic. The passageway behind the falls was blasted out by trail builders in the early 1900’s and hikers have been passing through ever since.

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