Tanner Creek Trail (#431)

Area Status: Closed
Forest Road 777 Road and Tanner Creek in May 2018

This is a lightly used trail in a remote part of the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness that connects several other more substantive trails. This trail begins at the end of Tanner Creek Road (closed Forest Road 8400-777) (1,200’) and ends at Moffett Creek Trail #430 (1,320’).

From Tanner Creek Road, this trail enters the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and heads south through the Tanner Creek valley. After 0.1 mile the trail reaches the Tanner Cutoff Trail #448 (#448 takes you east to Tanner Butte Trail #401). The trail continues straight (south) for 0.4 mile and crosses several small streams before reaching the end of the trail at Moffett Creek Trail #430. 

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777 Road at Tanner Creek in May 2018

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to unstable conditions from a 2017 wildfire.
Permit Info: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Wahclella Falls trailhead.
Open Season: Year round - snow dependent
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to Bonneville exit #40. Turn right (south) and park at either Wahclella Trailhead (area is unavailable) (continue straight on the road to the parking area) or Toothrock Trailhead (take the left fork immediately after the right and follow the road up the hill to the parking area).  

Forest Service Road 777 is gated, so you'll need to hike to Tanner Butte Trailhead.


Day Hiking

This is a pleasant trail with a relatively flat grade. Passes through a young, deciduous forest. 


There are no real destinations along this trail, but there are plenty of opportunities for secluded camping.  The trail can be combined with several other trails for a more extensive backpacking experience.  Please consult a good, up to date map when planning backpacking trips.