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Herman Creek trail to Slide Creek...or a bit further...

TOTAL MILES: 10-14 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 2200 ft
PACE: “Quick” (~2.5 mph)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Difficult due to distance.
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 6 hours
PERMITS: NW Forest Pass

CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 80 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $8.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!

Ok so the rains are promising to be back...we've had our feasts and football and now it's time to get off the couch and hit the trail... We will begin this hike at the Herman Creek Trail Head and climb steadily for about a mile until the trail claims a more gentle grade… we will follow this well-traveled trail through gracious stands of massive fir, cedar and hemlock trees… as we progress we will encounter several steam crossings and waterfalls including crossings at Camp Creek, Casey Creek and Slide Creek (falls)If we are making good time we will continue on to Mullinix Creek or even about 2 miles further to the East Fork Junction.   We will break for lunch before heading back to our vehicles.

I doubt we will encounter snow but there could be some ice on the trail at places....come prepared!

Note about my hiking style: I hike because I enjoy being on the trail…it is never a strict race to simply accomplish a certain number of miles. I try to set a moderate + pace, allowing time to snap photos on the fly and taking occasional layer and water breaks while trying to keep the group together more or less . At the end of the day most of my hikes average about 2 to 2.5 MPH regardless of the terrain. While not every hike is a heart racing conditioner, none are intended as a leisurely stroll. I tend to like to keep the group together on most hikes...If you are looking to set speed records or to take a lot of time with your photography… there are probably groups or hike leaders that will be better suited to your style.


No Dogs on this trip...Thanks!

What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Rain gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water

*Navigation, Sun protection, Insulation, Illumination, First Aid, Fire, Repair Kit/Tools, Nutrition, Hydration, Emergency Shelter. For a more detailed description, check out “The Ten Essentials” on the Portland Hiking Meetup Group’s FILES page.

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  • barbara s.

    Wet but warm (but not Hawaii warm)...thanks Steve for hosting and driving. It was great to meet some new hikers who were willing to walk with me...and of course it was fun to see some familiar faces.

    December 2, 2013

  • Nanette

    Thank you Steve for putting up with me the last couple miles of that hike, and thank you to all of you for the wait. I am walking much better today.

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Carol C

    Great to hike in the rain with friends!

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Steve

    Another wet but great hike..always good to be outdoors..even in the rain... great group of hikers again!... Thank Tim for being generous with you review..:)...I won't make it so obvious next time... ;)

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Mitul S

    It was fun exploring new areas. Weather stayed on the better side (at least for the most part). Really a fun group. Thanks Steve.

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Tim F

    I almost had to knock the rating down to 4, but in the absence of any proof that Steve intentionally tried to push me in the creek, I gave it a 5. Nice hiking with everyone, see you next time.

    3 · December 1, 2013

  • Deborah

    Great hike. Grateful for the mild temps. Thanks to Steve for putting it together and all for making it.

    December 1, 2013

  • A former member
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    December 1, 2013

  • Nanette

    AWESOME!

    December 1, 2013

  • Nanette

    I was notified of an open spot. Does this mean I can go if I want to because I am still not able to rsvp.

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops, signed up before reading the description and will be dog sitting this weekend, so will have to back out. Enjoy the hike!

    1 · November 27, 2013

10 went

  • Steve
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • barbara s.
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
  • Mitul S
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
  • Tim F
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
  • Anna
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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