Eagle Creek Hike. Columbia Gorge

  • March 3, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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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:

http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Eagle_Creek_to_Tunnel_Falls_Hike

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:

http://nwhiker.com/CGNSAHike37.html

(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.

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  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I will try to upload the pictures sometime this week. Been very busy. KORB!!!

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was waterfall after waterfall amidst the lush greens with some sunlight on and off. Amazing experience of the Columbia gorge with nice people and a cheerful and energetic leader!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • B.G

    When I got out today morning and started walking to my car, I had no idea nature had this pleasant surprise for us all. Sitting at the twister falls, basking in sun and eating lunch and all in the month of March, can't beat this. I also introduced two newbies into hiking in Oregon and couldn't have selected a much better hike than this. Hopefully it will grow on them.

    3 · March 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks a lot for introducing me to the group! It was great meeting everyone on such an amazing day in the gorge.

      March 4, 2013

    • B.G

      Welcome Sameer.

      March 4, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Always a good time when hiking with NW Wilderness folks. Thanks Papa Goat for another fun event.

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Zhong

    easy hike. gorgeous canyon. so many splashing waterfalls in one hike. Absolutely a must if you live here. Thanks Chatchay for organizing!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Charlene

    Each time I go out hiking with y'all I meet amazing new people and ft to see the most beautiful scenery that has been sitting in my "backyard" for three years without me knowing it was there. I look forward to many more hikes like today. Thank you all for a great hike! And Chatchay please keep posting nice long ones like this, your energy and enthusiasm are contagious! Thank you!

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Excellent times. Beautiful weather and scenery especially the sunweather came outcom and made it better.A good way my weekend. The people are wonderful and enthusiastic. We did not make it to 7 1/2 mile camp. We made the best of it by enjoying the things around us. Thank you for coming out and making this hike magnificent. I will see you on a next hike.

    March 3, 2013

  • B.G

    Today A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Papa Goat, I'll meet you at the trail head, Robert

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Greg

    Sorry to cancel at the last minute. Still recovering from yesterday.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • B.G

    I'll be at the trail head. Where do you guys normally park, at the Fish hatchery or closer to the trail head. Dog Mountain was ice free today, hoping Eagle Creek too will be ice free.

    March 2, 2013

  • B.G

    Weather Report: Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

    Looks like for most part of the hike, we will escape the rain.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Going on Matts. Better weather and I'm going up part of this next week.

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Gateway :-)

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Charlene

    Gateway

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Zhong

    Gateway @8.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I want to remind that you signed up for Eagle Creek hike this Sunday. Looks like the weather forecast is going to be mostly cloudy with some shower. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/cascade-locks-or/97014/weather-forecast/2187646

    If you are not able to attend, please unRSVP so others on the waiting list can sign up. The waitlist is pretty long and will give other people chance to attend.

    Make sure you are well-prepared for this event. Please dress according to the weather forecast.

    Please tell me where are you going to meet at? Gateway Transit Center or Eagle Creek Trailhead? So I can get a good count where everyone is going to be at.

    If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact me. Chatchay

    March 1, 2013

  • PJ

    Going to beach for granddaughter's basketball tournament. Will be thinking about how much fun I'll be missing! :) Be safe!

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    I will bring my yaks in case.

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • cindi e.

    Yes, this is a lovely scenic hike! I have done it twice, yet do not recall hiking 2/3's of a Marathon! Wonder if there are different trailheads or routes for Eagle Creek? 16 miles requires a very good fitness level/ongoing athletic club program and/or a running program/training ongoing : ). Gosh, I workout five days a week w/cardio, climbing, and weights, yet think I may not be ready for 16 miles! Hopefully in a few months : )! Look forward to photos : )!

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Expect snow and maybe ice the higher we get. Traction devices for your feet would probably be best to have with you.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I opened the RSVP early. I notice that there are a lot of people on the wait list for all the hikes in this group. Here is your opportunity to sign up. Thanks.

    February 22, 2013

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