Pacific Crest Trail #2000 - Oregon

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Oregon section of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail climbs gently through vine maple and scattered fir to dense stands of old-growth forest. The hike passes the rugged canyons of Eagle and Herman Creeks on the way to Benson Plateau and Wahtum Lake Basin. About 6.2 miles of this section of Pacific Crest Trail is within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area before it enteres Mt. Hood National Forest.

Trail enters Mark O Hatfield Wilderness from Herman Bridge Trail #406E south. The Pacific Crest Trail is part of a multi-day loop opportunity.

Features: At 14.4 miles, hike the extra 0.2 mile to Chinidere Mountain for views of Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, and Mount St. Helens. Junctions with the Gorge Trail #400, Teakettle Spring (7.1 mi.), Wahtum Lake and Eagle Creek Trail junction (15.6 mi.), Indian springs Campground (18.2 mi.), Ramona Falls (38.8 mi.), Timberline Lodge (49.4 mi.). 6.2 miles is in the Scenic Area, about 4 of that are in wilderness.

Free trail maps, conditions, information: Pacific Crest Trail Association (ww.pcta.org)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/8/2015: Please visit the Pacific Crest Trail website for the most up to date trail conditions http://www.pcta.org/
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited.
  • Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Restroom: Restroom during summer season at trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at the Bridge of the Gods trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area office

General Information

Directions:

Bridge Of The Gods Trailhead


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Activities


Hiking

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Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding: Horse riding is allowed on certain trails in the area. Contact the local office for more information on which and when trails are opened for horses. And, as always, please stay on the existing trails and roadbeds!

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