Eureka Peak Trail #671

Trail access is affected by recreational gate closure on Dec 1st – April 1st annually.  Please see our Roads Table for current information.


This short forested trail can make a nice loop for mountain bikers when combined with the eastern segments of Still Creek Road (Forest Road 2612) and Sherar Burn Road (Forest Road 2613). The trail travels through a fairly young lodgepole pine forest and as it descends it, passes between older stands of Douglas fir. Eureka Peak is located a few miles from Trillium Lake and Still Creek Campgrounds.

Starting from the southern end at Sherar Burn Road, this single track trail descends almost the entire length to its end at Still Creek Road (Forest Road 2612). The grade varies from moderate to steep, but the trail is mostly intended for experienced mountain bikers. There is one water crossing near the bottom.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Be alert for down limbs, debris, or winter damage.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Passes: A recreation pass is not required at the trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zig Zag Ranger District, Zig Zag Ranger Station

General Information


From Portland, OR - to the SOUTH end of trail, take US Hwy 26 29.5 miles east of Sandy. At 0.5 mile east of Government Camp turn right (south) onto the Still Creek Campground Road. Follow this road south through the campground 1.1 miles and turn right (westward) onto Chimney Rock Drive. Continue on this road for 0.5 mile until it reaches an intersection. Cross the intersection and continue on Sherar Burn Road (Forest Road 2613). Follow Sherar Burn Road (Forest Road 2613) for 2 miles and park at the trailhead at Veda-Eureka Saddle. The trail is on the northwest side of the road.

From Portland, OR - to the NORTH end of the trail, follow the above directions to the intersection with Sherar Burn Road (Forest Road 2613). Take the sharp right onto Still Creek Road (Forest Road 2612) and travel 2.5 miles to the trailhead. The trail is on the south side of the road.


Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking: Trail is single Track

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: When starting from the southern end at the junction of the Road 2613, the trail is a descent almost all the way to its end at Road 2612. Steepness varies on this single track route from 6% to 24% and stays at the 24% range for much of the trail. There is one water crossing near the bottom.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.1 miles

  Elevation : 
3200' - 4100'