Area Status: Unknown
This trail provides access to several trails in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. It begins at Pacific Crest Trail #2000 near Indian Springs and ends at Eagle Creek Trail #440. It provides some nice views of the Columbia River Gorge into Eagle Creek.
This trail begins at Pacific Crest Trail #2000 near Indian Springs and ends at Eagle Creek Trail #440. Starting at Pacific Crest North - Indian Springs Trailhead, follow the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 west for 0.2 miles to the beginning of this trail (#435) at Indian Springs (4,240’). Turn right onto #435 and head downhill 1.9 miles to the trail’s end at Eagle Creek Trail #440 (2,560’). Hikers can return the same way or make a 10.4 mile loop by turning right (east) on #440 and travelling 5.8 miles to Wahtum Lake, then turning right onto #2000 and travelling 2.7 miles back to Indian Springs.
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At a Glance
From Hood River, OR travel south on OR Hwy 281 Dee Highway (it goes past the Hood River airport) approximately 11 miles to the Lost Lake Road turn-off (approximately 0.7 mile past milepost 11.
Follow Lost Lake Road (Forest Road 13) and after approximately 5 miles (0.5 mile after crossing the West Fork of the Hood River), take the right fork onto Lost Lake Road (Forest Road 13) signed for Wahtum Lake.
Continue on Lost Lake Road for another 4.3 miles to Forest Road 1310. Turn right (north) onto Forest Road 1310 and travel 6 miles on the paved road to the Wahtum Lake Campground.
Pass the campground and continue 2.2 miles on Forest Road 1310-660 to the trailhead parking area on the north side of the road (Forest Road 1310 becomes Forest Road 1310-660 Wahtum Lake Road after Wahtum Lake Campground).
Follow the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 west for 0.2 miles to the beginning of this trail (#435) at Indian Springs.