Eagle Creek Trail #501

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail enters the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. Eagle Creek Trail #501 follows alongside Eagle Creek passing through old-growth Douglas fir, western hemlock and western red cedar forest.   

This trail is relatively flat as it follows Eagle Creek. There are several small creek crossings along the trail. There are several campsites along the trail. The trail ends after 6.4 miles at an Eagle Creek ford that accesses Eagle Creek Cutoff Trail #504.

Trail Description & Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/26/20 - Trail Open, but be alert for down trees, hanging limbs, debris, and trail damaged caused by recent wind storm.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Sandy, OR
Passes: A valid recreation pass is NOT required at Eagle Creek trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District- Zigzag Ranger Station

General Information


Access from Eagle Creek trailhead (No fee)

From Portland, OR - follow US Hwy 26 for 2.7 miles east of Sandy and take the right fork at SE Firwood Road (Shorty’s Corner).  After 0.8 miles, take the third right to stay on SE Firwood Road.  Travel another 2.6 miles on SE Firwood and turn right at SE Wildcat Mountain Drive.  Travel 4.2 miles on SE Wildcat Mountain Drive and turn left at SE Howlett Road. 

Travel 0.2 miles on SE Howlett Road and continue onto SE Eagle Fern Road.  Travel 2.8 miles on SE Eagle Fern Road and continue onto SE George Road.  Travel 2.6 miles and turn left to stay on SE George Road Road.  Travel 3.4 miles and turn right at SE Harvey Road. 

Travel 1.8 miles to the parking area where the trail begins.  The trail heads downhill from here.


Trailers need to park before trailhead, no place to turn around at trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
6.4 miles

  Elevation : 
1,600' - 2400'


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