Benson Way Trail 405B


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: Expect hazards due to 2017 fire. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes, and washouts. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. 6/14/2018
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information


Access Ruckle Creek Trail from Eagle Creek trailhead.



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