This hike will take you along Eagle Creek and visit many waterfalls along the way. It can be challenging due to the length of the hike. When we reach 7.5 mile camp, we will have lunch, relax for a bit and head back to the trailhead. We can also treat ourselves to a meal afterwards. I have hiked here before and the scenery is very beautiful. This will be about a day hike. Please plan on it. If you are one of these people that do not make frequent stops to enjoy the scenery and on mission mode, this hike may not be right for you. If you have to be back by a certain time, please do not sign up for this hike.
We will keep a nice, steady pace. We will go at a pace where people are comfortable at. Please be in at least reasonable shape.
Here is the web link for more info:
Hiking time: Approx 7-9 hours depending on the pace.
Distance: 15-16 miles round trip (out and back)
Elevation gain: 1050 feet
Difficulty: challenging due to the length of the hike.
Here is a link if you need a map:
(you can also print them out)
Bring: 2-3 liters of water, ten essentials, good hiking boots, good hiking pole(s) (you need them for balance, descending, and not hard on your knees (of course it is optional), non cotton clothing, sun screen, lunch, snacks. Please plan accordingly.
If you need transportation out to the gorge, the first meeting place will be at Gateway Transit Center (8:00AM):
Gateway Park & Ride Transit Garage: I-84 east to Exit 7 Halsey St.; take an immediate right on the exit on NE 99th Ave. Parking structure is second building on the right; go to the south end of the building to enter. From I-205 take Exit 21A Glisan St. from either north or south. Proceed to east side of freeway and turn left at the stoplight for NE 99th Ave. Continue past the Park & Ride surface lot to the parking structure. Meet in the southeast corner of the garage.
If you do not want to meet at the Gateway Transit Center, here is a second place we are meeting up at 8:45-9AM. (Eagle CreekTrailhead)
Directions: Drive east from Portland on Interstate 84 to Exit 41. Follow the sign to Eagle Creek Trailhead and park at the far end.
NW Forest Pass is required at the trailhead. If you do not have one, you have to pay 5 dollars to park at the trailhead.
Suggested donation of 6 dollars to carpool drivers.
If you have any questions, please message me. Thank you. I am looking forward to hosting and leading this hiking event. Also meeting people and breaking the ice. Of course, having a good time.
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.