Benson Spur Trail #405C

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This is a short easy trail on the Benson Plateau within Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. There are several scenic meadows and despersed campsites on Benson Plateau. This trail is an important connecting trail between the Benson Plateau and the Columbia River Gorge. 

Access this trail from Cascade Hatchery parking lot. This spur connects Ruckel Creek Trail #405 with the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 across the north end of the Benson Plateau. To reach this trail, follow Ruckel Creek Trail #405 4.8 miles east from the junction with Gorge Trail #400.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/10/2020 This area is CLOSED
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Access via Ruckle Creek Trail #405



Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities

Related Links



  Area/Length : 
0.5 miles

  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
3950' - 4000'


No drones near wildfires

Drone use on Mt. Hood NF