French Pete Creek Trail #3311


Beginning at French Pete Trailhead, French Pete Trail #3311 heads east uphill along French Pete creek. Shortly beyond the trailhead, the trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness and a continuous forest of old growth Douglas-Fir, Cedar, Maple, and Hemlock trees. About 1 mile up the creek from French Pete Trailhead, the trail crosses from the north side of the creek to the south, then crosses back to the north side about 1/2 mile upstream. There are no constructed bridges at these crossings. The trail continues up the northern edge of French Pete creek until Pat Creek, where it tracks northeast along Pat Creek continuing through old growth forest to its terminus at Pat Saddle Trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:

New for 2021, trails in Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use.Learn more.

Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Heavy
Water: Requires treatment
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

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Map of French Pete trail

This trail is not maintained for horse or stock use. The trail is maintained for the first three miles only as no crossing over French Pete Creek is maintained.

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  Area/Length : 
9.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
1840 feet - 2000 feet