RSVP will open Friday, December 21 at 8:30 AM
TOTAL MILES: 13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1640 ft
PACE: “Quick” (~2.5 mph)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Difficult due to distance.
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 5-6 hours
PERMITS: NW Forest Pass
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 75 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or 7.50. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
Let’s take advantage of the winter weather and experience this trail, following this beautiful creek and the multiple falls during a high water flow. This well known trail follows the beautiful Eagle Creek for a bit over 6 miles past three significant falls …until we reach its crown jewels…Tunnel and Twister Falls. We will break for lunch here or close by and then retrace our route to the trail head. Please be prepared for wet and cold weather, perhaps even snow…who knows…. If the temperature drops there could be ice in certain places on the trail. This trail is not generally difficult in and of itself but winter condition may exist. I recommend bringing trekking poles and Yaktrax or other traction devices just in case.
Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person (whether on the waiting list or not) to RSVP gets the spot.
NO DOGS, please.
What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes / Yaktrax 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*
• 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.