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Eagle Creek-Eagle Benson Trail Junction

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The first few feet of the Eagle-Benson trail look pretty rough. (Steve Hart)

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This is the first junction on Eagle Creek Trail, 5.1 miles from the trailhead. Eagle-Benson Trail #434, heads uphill here towards Benson Plateau and the Pacific Crest Trail. The first few feet of the trail look pretty treacherous and it's not rumored to get better. A long loop or traverse is possible by hiking Eagle Creek Trail to here, Eagle-Benson Trail to the Plateau and the Pacific Crest Trail northward to Cascade Locks. Hikers can return on Gorge Trail #400 or catch a previously arranged ride home.

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Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • Hiking Oregon's Geology, by Ellen Morris Bishop
  • Day Hike! Columbia Gorge, by Seabury Blair, Jr.
  • 60 Hikes within 60 miles of Portland, by Paul Gerald
  • Afoot and Afield Portland/Vancouver, by Douglas Lorain
  • 35 Hiking Trails, Columbia River Gorge, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Columbia River Gorge, 42 Scenic Hikes, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Hiking the Columbia River Gorge - 1st and 2nd Editions, by Russ Schneider
  • 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon - 3rd Edition, by William L Sullivan

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