Lost Creek Nature Trail #776


The Lost Creek Nature Trail is a barrier-free interpretive trail that is adjacent to Lost Creek Campground. Interpretive signing educates visitors to the local ecosystem. The trail was constructed largely by various volunteer efforts. This is a very kid-friendly trail.

This barrier-free trail consists of a paved loop with a short, decked, side trail. There are numerous benches along the trail, as well as two streamside platforms. The platforms overlook the confluence of area creeks, with fishing available from the first platform. A vault toilet is located out on the trail.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Fees Concession Operated Forest Service Day Use Site with Fee at Lost Creek Day-Use area and trailhead.
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Closest Towns: Welches, OR
Passes: A valid 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 - take U.S. Hwy 26 17.5 miles east of Sandy. At Zigzag, turn left (north) on Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18). After 4 miles, turn east at Forest Road 1825 and continue 0.6 miles. Turn right across a bridge and continue another 1.1 miles to a fork in the road. Stay right at the fork and continue a ¼ mile to Lost Creek Campground. The trail starts towards the south end of the campground.


This trail offers a trip into the deep shady forest for anyone who desires a flat, paved path. Interpretive signing and rest benches make Lost Creek a great site for families with strollers and people of all ages.

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