Eagle Tanner Trail #433
This trail is in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. This trail connects Eagle Creek Trail #440 with Tanner Butte Trail #401. This trail could be good for those seeking solitude away from crowds, specifically crowds found on Eagle Creek Trail #440.
To access this trail from the trailhead at Forest Road 1310-660, follow the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 west for 0.2 miles to the beginning of Indian Springs Trail #435, at Indian Springs (4,240’). Turn right onto #435 and head downhill 1.9 miles to Eagle Creek Trail#440 (2,560’). Turn left onto #440 and travel downhill 2.1 miles to the beginning of Eagle Tanner Trail #433 near Eagle Creek. Turn left (south) onto #433 (#440 continues north). The trail starts uphill in heavy timber, crosses a couple small streams and reaches Eagle Creek after 0.9 mile. The trail crosses Eagle Creek and begins a steeper climb. 1.9 miles after leaving Eagle Creek, the trail becomes less steep and contours for 1.4 miles to Big Cedar Springs (2,960’). Leaving Big Cedar Springs, the trail starts up a steep 0.4 mile climb to the Thrush Pond. Continue climbing northwest a 0.4 mile further to the trails end at the junction with Tanner Butte Trail #401 (3,680’). Hikers wishing to continue the hike can proceed on Tanner Butte Trail #401 for 0.3 mile to Tanner Spring Trail #401E (0.2 mile). This trail can also be accessed from the north on Tanner Butte Trail #401 (west end, 7.9 miles) and on Eagle Creek Trail #440 (east end 10.9 miles).
Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.|
|Permit Info:||Wilderness Permits are required on trails accessing from Eagle Creek between May 15 and Oct 15. Permits are free and self-issued at a permit box station at the wilderness boundary.|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness restrictions apply|
|Closest Towns:||Cascade Locks, OR|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Hood River Ranger District|
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).
|Difficulty Level:||Intermediate to Difficult|