East Fork Trail #650


This trail follows the west bank of the East Fork of the Hood River and passes through a variety of mature timber. Fishing is accessible from various locations along the way. This trail can be used as a part of a loop between Tamanawas Falls #650A and then take Tamanawas Tie #650B to Elk Meadows Trail #645 and back to East Meadow Trail for a round-trip hike of approximately 6 miles.

To reach Tamanawas Falls, follow the East Fork Trail #650 steeply up from Polallie Trailhead (north access) to a junction with #645. Follow #645 to meet  #650B and walk #650B to Tamanawas Falls Trail #650A and Tamanawas Falls.

This trail begins at Polallie Trailhead (OR Hwy 35) and ends at the Tamanawas Falls parking area (OR Hwy 35).  From Polallie Trailhead (2,880’), head south 0.1 mile to the junction with Elk Meadows Trail #645. Continue south along the East Fork Hood River from the junction 1 mile to the junction with Tamanawas Trail #650A. From the Tamanawas Trail junction, continue south 0.5 mile to the end of the trail at Tamanawas Falls parking area (OR Hwy 35). The trail incurred heavy damage during recent flooding. The trail no longer crosses the Hood River to tie into the Robin Hood Campground.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions:
  • This trail incurred heavy damage during a flood event in summer 2023 and no longer ties into the Robin Hood Campground to the south. Visitors can hike as far as Nottingham Campground to the south - no bridge at that point. This is the end of trail, and visitors will need to turn around to hike back out.
  • Trail is clear of fallen trees as of 6/7/23.
Open Season: April - October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at the south entrance, East Fork/Tamanawas Falls Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger Station: (541) 352-6002

General Information

Directions:

From Hood River, OR take Highway 35 south for about 22.2 miles to the Polallie trailhead (north access), approximately .3 miles south of milepost 74. Drive an additional 5 miles south to the East Fork Tamanawas Falls trailhead (south access) on the west side of the highway. 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing is accessible from many locations. Near the Hood River.

Day Hiking

Trail passes through a variety of mature timber and new growth.

Viewing Plants

See day hiking description

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.8 miles

  Latitude : 
45.417303

  Longitude : 
-121.570133

  Elevation : 
2900 - 3500