Eagle Creek Hike. Columbia Gorge

  • July 1, 2012 · 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 Twister Falls, 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.

I usually do better in small groups. We will keep a nice, steady pace. Some say I am a fast hiker, but 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: 12 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), 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.

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  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I will upload the pics sometime next week. I encourage you to do the same. I love it overall. Thanks.

    July 6, 2012

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    The weather was beautiful. No rain. The hike was excellent and diversed. I was amazed that it took us around six hours to hike out and back 12 miles round trip including breaks and lunch. The best part is being out in nature and spending time in the moment with other enthusiasts. The people are excellent and full of enthusiasm. We kept on socializing and time just fly. Breaking the ice and getting to know each other. I got some great suggestions from the members on hiking events. Overall, I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you for letting me host the hiking event and coming out and hike with me. It inspired me to host more hiking events in the future. Thanks again.

    July 2, 2012

  • Nam D.

    It was very nice hike. It is a long hike but not difficult

    July 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great meeting you all guys today!

    1 · July 1, 2012

  • Robert R.

    This was a great hike with a diverse group of people. The weather was perfect, flowers were blooming, and great conversations. This is a group I'd like to hike with again!

    July 1, 2012

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I have change the meet up time to an hour earlier due to can be crowded on the weekends. Start time is 8:00AM. Thanks.

    Chatchay

    June 29, 2012

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Rick - Oh yeah. I have hiked here before. Another eight miles I would of reach Wahtum Lake. Lol.. One of these days on my backpacking trip. Thank you for the information.

    June 27, 2012

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Cyndy - Yes you can. I just want to let you know that the length of the hike is 12 miles round trip and there are some very steep drop off in some areas. Make sure your dog has enough food and water. Be careful and watch it the whole time during the hike. Any questions, please message me. Thanks.

    Chatchay

    June 25, 2012

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