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Eagle-Benson Loop Hike/Log

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Eagle-Benson Loop Hike

This is a trail log page. The hike mile column refers to how many miles you'll have hiked on this particular hike to reach the listed point. Hike miles will be different from one hike to another. The trail mile column is a permanent marker for the trail measuring miles from the start of the trail. Trail miles are a permanent feature of the trail and are the same from hike to hike. Sections of the trail included in this hike are blue. Other trail segments are provided for you to personalize your own hikes.


Gorge Trail #400 (Eastern Portion)
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
15.2 (EF) 0.0 150 Road.JPG John B Yeon Trailhead
15.3 (EF) 0.1 170 Junction.JPG Elowah Falls-Nesmith Point Trail Junction
15.6 (EF) 0.4 350 Junction.JPG Elowah Falls-Upper McCord Creek Falls Trail Junction
16.0 (EF) 0.8 240 Water.JPG Elowah Falls
17.5 40 Water.JPG Moffett Creek Bridge on Gorge Trail
17.6 120 Junction.JPG Gorge-Munra Point Trail Junction
19.0 (HCRHT) 41.3 40 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction at Tanner Creek
19.1 (HCRHT) 41.4 40 Water.JPG Tanner Creek Bridge
19.2 (HCRHT) 41.5 50 Junction.JPG Road.JPG Wahclella Falls Trailhead
19.3 70 Old flume to fish hatchery
20.5 (034) 0.2 550 Junction.JPG Trail follows Road 034
20.7 (070) 0.1 590 Junction.JPG Trail follows Road 070
20.8 (777) 1.1 600 Junction.JPG Tanner Road-Gorge Trail Junction
21.2 (777) 0.7 500 Junction.JPG Tanner Road-Gorge-Portage Road Connector Trail Junction
21.6 600 Junction.JPG Gorge-Wauna Viewpoint Trail Junction
22.1 80 Water.JPG Junction.JPG Gorge-Shady Glen Trail Junction
22.3 80 Eagle Creek Suspension Bridge
0.0 22.4 80 Junction.JPG Road.JPG Eagle Creek Trailhead
0.3 22.7 200 Junction.JPG Gorge-Buck Point Trail Junction
0.6 23.0 (HCRHT) 43.2 120 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction at Ruckel Creek
0.9 23.3 (HCRHT) 43.5 180 Water.JPG Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek Bridge
0.9 23.3 (HCRHT) 43.5 180 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction
24.0 (HCRHT) 44.2 220 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction near Cascade Locks
25.4 (2000) 2142.0 230 Junction.JPG Road.JPG Pacific Crest-Gorge Trail Junction
26.3 (2000) 2141.1 780 Powerline Road
27.2 (2000) 2140.2 900 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Rudolph Spur Trail Junction
27.2 (2000) 2140.2 750 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Dry Creek Falls Trail Junction
27.2 (2000) 2140.2 750 Water.JPG Dry Creek Bridge
27.8 (2000) 2139.3 750 Rockslide
28.6 (2000) 2138.5 1030 Water.JPG Side Creek
28.7 (2000) 2138.4 950 Herman Creek Pinnacles
28.9 (2000) 2138.2 1040 Water.JPG Pacific Crest Falls
29.2 (2000) 2137.9 950 Rockslide
29.4 (2000) 2137.7, (406E) 1.2 960 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Herman Bridge Trail Junction
30.2 (406E) 0.4 520 Water.JPG Herman Creek Bridge
30.6 (406E) 0.0, (406) 0.7 600 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Herman Bridge Trail Junction
31.3 (406) 1.4 700 Junction.JPG Herman Camp
??? 800 Water.JPG Grays Creek Crossing on Gorge Trail
33.4 400 View.JPG Home Valley Viewpoint
34.9 200 Water.JPG Gorton Creek Bridge
34.9 (411) 0.1 200 Junction.JPG Wyeth-Gorge Trail Junction


Historic Columbia River Highway Trail
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
39.8 40 Moffett Creek Bridge on HCRHT
41.3 40 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction at Tanner Creek
41.4 40 Water.JPG Tanner Creek Bridge
41.5 50 Road.JPG Wahclella Falls Trailhead
41.7 180 Road.JPG Tooth Rock Trailhead
41.9 200 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Portage Road West Trail Junction
42.3 160 View.JPG Tooth Rock Viaduct
42.5 160 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Portage Road East Trail Junction
42.5 160 Eagle Creek Staircase
42.7 60 Eagle Creek Highway Bridge
42.8 60 Road.JPG Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery Lot
0.6 43.2 (400) 23.0 240 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction at Ruckel Creek
0.9 43.5 (400) 23.3 180 Water.JPG Ruckel Creek Bridge
0.9 43.5 (400) 23.3 180 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction
44.2 (400) 24.0 170 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction near Cascade Locks
45.6 170 Junction.JPG Cascade Locks Trailhead


Ruckel Creek Trail #405
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.9 0.0 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction
1.3 0.4 Power line Clearing
??? ??? Ruckel Creek Native American Site
2.7 1.8 View.JPG Columbia River Viewpoint
3.6 2.7 Water.JPG Spring
4.9 4.0 3600 Wilderness Boundary
5.2 4.3 3700 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Rudolph Spur Trail Junction
5.3 4.4 3700 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Ruckel Ridge Trail Junction
5.4 4.5 3800 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Way Trail Junction
4.5 3800 Campsite.JPG Hunter's Camp
4.7 3830 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Ruckel Trail Junction
4.9 3870 Junction.JPG First Ruckel Creek Crossing
5.1 3960 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Spur Trail Junction
5.4 3960 Water.JPG Second Ruckel Creek Crossing
5.4 3960 Campsite.JPG Benson Camp
5.8 4060 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction


Benson Way Trail #405B
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 3840 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Way North Trail Junction
5.4 1.3 3800 Campsite.JPG Hunter's Camp
6.4 2.3 4010 Junction.JPG Benson Way-Benson Spur Trail Junction
7.2 3.1 4040 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Way South Trail Junction


Pacific Crest Trail #2000
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
2142.0 (400) 25.4 160 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Gorge Trail Junction
2141.1 (400) 26.3 780 Road.JPG Powerline Road
2140.2 (400) 27.2 750 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Rudolph Spur Trail Junction
2140.2 (400) 27.2 750 Junction.JPG Road.JPG Pacific Crest-Dry Creek Falls Trail Junction
2140.2 (400) 27.2 750 Water.JPG Dry Creek Bridge
2139.3 (400) 27.8 750 Water.JPG Rockslide
2138.5 (400) 28.6 750 Water.JPG Creek
2138.4 (400) 28.7 Herman Creek Pinnacles
2138.2 (400) 28.9 1040 Water.JPG Pacific Crest Falls
2137.9 (400) 29.2 950 Rockslide
2137.7 (400) 29.4 960 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Herman Bridge Trail Junction
2136.2 2000 Hatfield Wilderness boundary
2135.2 Helispot
2135.2 3360 Water.JPG Side trail to Teakettle Spring
2135.0 3700 View.JPG North edge of Benson Plateau
2134.2 3840 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Way North Trail Junction
2133.5 3980 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Ruckel Trail Junction
2132.8 4060 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction
7.2 2131.9 4040 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Way South Trail Junction
7.6 2131.5 3840 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Eagle Benson Trail Junction
2131.5 3840 Campsite.JPG Camp Smokey
2130.9 3400 Rock slope
?????? 1972 Forest Fire
?????? View.JPG Spur trail to viewpoint
?????? 4170 Junction.JPG Jct abandoned trail to Hicks Lake
2124.4 4270 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Chinidere Cutoff-Chinidere Mountain Trail Junction
2124.2 4260 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Herman Creek Trail Junction
2123.6 Water.JPG Side creek
2122.6 3750 Water.JPG Wahtum Lake
2122.4 3760 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Wahtum Lake Trail Junction
2122.2 3760 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Eagle Creek Trail Junction
2122.1 4300 Hatfield Wilderness Boundary
2121.6 4300 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Indian Springs Trail Junction
2121.6 4300 Water.JPG Indian Springs
2121.6 4300 Campsite.JPG Indian Springs Camp
2117.2 4500 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Buck Peak Trail Junction


Eagle-Benson Trail #434
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
7.6 3.0 3840 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Eagle Benson Trail Junction
10.6 0.0 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Eagle Benson Trail Junction


Eagle Creek Trail #440
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
13.1 3760 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Eagle Creek Trail Junction
12.9 3700 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Chinidere Cutoff Trail Junction
12.9 3700 Water.JPG Wahtum Lake
11.8 Water.JPG Campsite.JPG Three Creeks, Campsite
10.9 2950 Water.JPG Campsite.JPG Creek, Campsite
9.6 2650 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Indian Springs Trail Junction
9.1 2110 View.JPG Inspiration Point
7.4 1620 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Eagle Tanner Trail Junction
7.1 1400 Campsite.JPG Seven and a Half Mile Camp
6.5 1200 Upper Eagle Creek Falls
6.2 1200 Water.JPG Twister Falls
6.2 1200 View.JPG Vertigo Mile
6.0 1200 Tunnel Falls
5.7 1030 Grand Union Falls
5.7 1100 The Potholes
5.3 940 Water.JPG Campsite.JPG Blue Grouse Camp
10.6 5.1 860 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Eagle Benson Trail Junction
10.8 4.9 920 Water.JPG Wy'East Creek
10.9 4.8 920 Wilderness Boundary
11.0 4.7 920 Campsite.JPG Wy'East Camp
11.1 4.6 920 Campsite.JPG Small Bridge
11.3 4.4 920 Campsite.JPG Forest Fire Sign
11.5 4.1 720 Water.JPG Tenas Falls
11.6 4.0 715 Water.JPG Four and a Half Mile Bridge
12.0 3.6 670 Campsite.JPG Tenas Camp
12.1 3.5 630 Water.JPG Skoonichuck Falls
12.4 3.2 615 High Bridge
12.5 3.1 600 Loowit Falls (Eagle Creek)
12.6 3.0 600 High Bridge Falls
13.1 2.5 760 Fern Creek Bridge
13.6 2.0 615 Tish Creek Bridge
13.7 1.9 550 Punchbowl Falls Overlook
13.9 1.7 500 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Lower Punchbowl Falls Trail Junction
14.0 1.6 480 Water.JPG Sorenson Creek Crossing
14.3 1.4 400 View.JPG Side Trail to Metlako Falls
15.7 0.0 60 Road.JPG Eagle Creek Trailhead


Connecting Trails

Buck Point Trail #439
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 200 Junction.JPG Gorge-Buck Point Trail Junction
0.2 300 Campsite.JPG Buck Point Trailhead Sign near Campsite 5
0.6 650 View.JPG Buck Point
0.6 650 Junction.JPG Buck Point-Ruckel Ridge Trail Junction


Ruckel Ridge Trail
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 650 Junction.JPG Buck Point-Ruckel Ridge Trail Junction
1.9 2600 The Catwalk
2.5 3600 Water.JPG Ruckel Creek Ford
2.7 3700 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Ruckel Ridge Trail Junction


Rudolph Spur Trail (no longer maintained)
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 800 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Rudolph Spur Trail Junction
??? 3700 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Rudolph Spur Trail Junction


Benson Ruckel Trail #405A
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 3830 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Ruckel Trail Junction
0.9 3980 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Ruckel Trail Junction


Benson Spur Trail #405C
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 3960 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Spur Trail Junction
0.5 4010 Junction.JPG Benson Way-Benson Spur Trail Junction


  • Campsite.JPG Campsite
  • Closed.JPG Closed area
  • Bathroom.JPG Restrooms
  • Road.JPG Road access
  • Junction.JPG Trail junction
  • View.JPG View
  • Water.JPG Water source

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