Herman Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open

***Herman Creek Trail will be closed for one day on Thursday, March 23. for maintenance.***

Herman Creek Trailhead is the access point for a number of trails including Herman Creek Trail #406 (elevation gain 3,835'), and Gorge Trail #400

Herman Creek Trail provides loop opportunities with Pacific Crest Trail, Gorton Creek Trail, and Nick Eaton Ridge. The Herman Creek Trail is a total of 11.2 miles long, including sections that extend into Mt. Hood National Forest. The trail enters the Mark O Hatfield Wilderness from the junction with Gorton Creek Trail #408. 

Restroom facilities are located in the trailhead area. There is capacity for 10-12 cars.



At a Glance

Current Conditions: A valid recreation pass is required for parking. 
Fees: $5/vehicle/day 
Open Season: Year round - snow dependent
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Please do not park in trailer sites unless you have a horse trailer.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: Water is available when turned on
Restroom: Vault Toilet year round
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to Cascade Locks, exit # 44. Drive under the interstate and through town approximately 1.8 miles to the eastbound entrance ramp. At the stop sign, cross the road and drive east 1.6 miles on Forest Lane toward Oxbow Fish Hatchery, then on to Herman Creek Campground. The trailhead is at the west end of the campground.

From Hood River, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 to Herman Creek, exit # 47. Drive 0.6 mile west on Forest Lane to Herman Creek Campground. The trailhead is at the west end of the campground.

The campground is currently closed due to hazardous tree conditions.

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