Cool Creek Trail #794

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cool Creek Trail

This trail is in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.  The trail provides access to Devil’s Peak Lookout and Hunchback Ridge. The trail is primarily forested with a few breaks allowing views of Mt Hood, particularly near the southern end of the trail.  This trail climbs steeply - grades of 25% are not uncommon. 

This trail begins at Still Creek Road (Forest Road 2612) and ends 3 miles later at its junction with Hunchback Trail #793. The first two miles of the trail climb steeply and steadily while the last mile becomes moderate. This trail is more primitive than many other trails in the area. Once at the junction with Hunchback Trail #793, follow it south approximately 0.1 mile to the Devil’s Peak Lookout access. Hike 1.2 miles beyond Devil’s Peak Lookout on Hunchback Trail #793 to the Kinzel Lake Trail #665 trailhead.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: last maintained 6/2015.
Open Season: June
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Welches, OR
Passes: A valid recreation pass is NOT required at the trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District- Zigzag Ranger Station

General Information


From Portland, OR - follow US Hwy 26 19 miles east of Sandy and turn right (southeast), on Still Creek Road (Forest Road 2612). Follow Forest Road 2612 for 1.9 mile. The trailhead is located on the right soon after crossing Cool Creek (.4 mile after the pavement ends).  Parking is on the road shoulder. 

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