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Eagle creek to wahtum lake hike/log

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake 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.


Eagle Creek Trail #440
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 0.0 60 Road.JPG Eagle Creek Trailhead
0.1 0.1 60 Small bridge
0.6 0.6 60 Weeping wall
0.9 0.9 60 Viewpoint
1.4 1.4 400 View.JPG Side Trail to Metlako Falls viewpoint
1.5 1.5 400 View.JPG 2nd Side Trail to Metlako Falls viewpoint
1.6 1.6 480 Water.JPG Sorenson Creek Crossing
1.7 1.7 500 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Lower Punchbowl Falls Trail Junction
1.9 1.9 550 Punchbowl Falls Overlook
2.0 2.0 615 Tish Creek Bridge
2.5 2.5 760 Fern Creek Bridge
2.7 2.7 760 Talus Slope
3.0 3.0 600 High Bridge Falls Viewpoint
3.1 3.1 600 Loowit Falls
3.2 3.2 615 High Bridge
3.3 3.3 640 Campsite.JPG Campsite
3.5 3.5 630 Water.JPG Side trail to Skoonichuck Falls
3.6 3.6 670 Campsite.JPG Tenas Camp
3.7 3.7 680 Campsite.JPG Campsite
4.0 4.0 715 Water.JPG Four and a Half Mile Bridge
4.1 4.1 720 Water.JPG Campsite, Tenas Falls
4.4 4.4 680 Forest fire sign
4.5 4.5 680 Campsite.JPG Campsite
4.6 4.6 680 Bridge over side creek
4.7 4.7 920 Campsite.JPG Wy'East Camp
4.8 4.8 920 Wilderness Boundary
4.9 4.9 920 Water.JPG Wy'East Creek
5.1 5.1 860 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Eagle Benson Trail Junction
5.3 5.3 940 Campsite.JPG Blue Grouse Camp
5.4 5.4 940 Talus Slope
5.6 5.6 940 Talus Slope
5.7 5.7 940 Talus Slope
5.7 5.7 1100 The Potholes
5.8 5.8 1030 Grand Union Falls
6.0 6.0 1200 Tunnel Falls
6.2 6.2 1200 Vertigo Mile
6.2 6.2 1200 Water.JPG Twister Falls
6.5 6.5 1200 Seven Mile Falls
6.5 6.5 1200 Campsite.JPG Campsite
6.7 6.7 1300 Water.JPG Campsite.JPG Campsite
6.8 6.8 1200 Campsite.JPG Campsite
7.1 7.1 1400 Campsite.JPG Seven and a Half Mile Camp
7.4 7.4 1620 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Eagle Tanner Trail Junction
9.1 9.1 2110 View.JPG Inspiration Point
9.6 9.6 2650 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Indian Springs Trail Junction
10.9 10.9 2950 Water.JPG Campsite.JPG Creek, Campsite
11.8 11.8 Water.JPG Campsite.JPG Three Creeks, Campsite
12.9 12.9 3700 Water.JPG Wahtum Lake
12.9 12.9 3700 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Chinidere Cutoff Trail Junction
13.1 13.1 3760 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Eagle Creek Trail Junction


Pacific Crest Trail #2000 (portion)
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
2114.9 4020 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Huckleberry Trail Junction
2118.2 4500 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Buck Peak Trail Junction
2121.2 4240 Old road
2123.1 4300 Campsite.JPG Indian Springs Camp
2123.1 4300 Water.JPG Indian Springs
2123.1 4300 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Indian Springs Trail Junction
2124.6 4300 Hatfield Wilderness Boundary
13.1 2125.7 3760 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Eagle Creek Trail Junction
13.3 2125.9 3760 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Wahtum Lake Trail Junction
13.5 2126.1 3750 Water.JPG Wahtum Lake
14.3 2126.9 Water.JPG Side creek
14.9 2127.5 4260 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Herman Creek Trail Junction
15.1 2127.7 4270 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Chinidere Cutoff-Chinidere Mountain Trail Junction
???? ?????? 4170 Junction.JPG Jct abandoned trail to Hicks Lake
???? ?????? View.JPG Spur trail to viewpoint
???? ?????? 1972 Forest Fire Sign
18.3 2130.9 3400 Rock slope
18.4 2131.0 3810 Campsite.JPG Camp Smokey
18.4 2131.0 3810 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Eagle Benson Trail Junction
18.9 2131.5 4110 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Way South Trail Junction
19.8 2132.4 4110 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction
2133.1 3980 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Ruckel Trail Junction
2133.8 3760 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Way North Trail Junction
2134.0 3700 View.JPG North edge of Benson Plateau
2134.7 3360 Water.JPG Side trail to Teakettle Spring
2135.2 Helispot
2136.2 2000 Hatfield Wilderness boundary
2137.7 (400) 29.7 1120 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Herman Bridge Trail Junction
2137.9 (400) 29.5 1080 Rockslide
2138.2 (400) 29.2 1040 Water.JPG Pacific Crest Falls
2138.4 (400) 29.0 960 Herman Creek Pinnacles
2138.5 (400) 28.9 960 Water.JPG Creek
2139.3 (400) 28.1 750 Water.JPG Rockslide
2140.2 (400) 27.2 720 Water.JPG Dry Creek Bridge
2140.2 (400) 27.2 720 Junction.JPG Road.JPG Pacific Crest-Dry Creek Falls Trail Junction
2140.2 (400) 27.2 720 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Rudolph Spur Trail Junction
2141.1 (400) 26.4 680 Road.JPG Powerline Road
2142.0 (400) 25.5 240 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Gorge Trail Junction
2142.0 240 Road.JPG Moody Street Extension
2142.1 200 Road.JPG Moody Street
2142.2 150 Road.JPG Bridge of the Gods Trailhead
2142.8 140 Road.JPG Icehouse Lake Trailhead


Ruckel Creek Trail #405
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
19.8 5.8 4060 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction
20.2 5.4 3960 Campsite.JPG Benson Camp
20.2 5.4 3960 Water.JPG Second Ruckel Creek Crossing
20.5 5.1 3960 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Spur Trail Junction
20.7 4.9 3870 Water.JPG First Ruckel Creek Crossing
20.9 4.7 3830 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Ruckel Trail Junction
21.1 4.5 3800 Campsite.JPG Hunter's Camp
21.1 4.5 3800 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Way Trail Junction
21.2 4.4 3700 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Ruckel Ridge Trail Junction
21.3 4.3 3700 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Rudolph Spur Trail Junction
21.6 4.0 3600 Wilderness Boundary
22.9 2.7 Water.JPG Spring
23.8 1.8 View.JPG Columbia River Viewpoint
???? ??? Ruckel Creek Native American Site
25.2 0.4 Powerline Clearing
25.6 0.0 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction


Historic Columbia River Highway Trail
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
??? 170 Road.JPG Cascade Locks Trailhead
44.2 (600) 23.9 240 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction near Cascade Locks
25.6 43.5 (400) 23.3 180 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction
25.6 43.5 (400) 23.3 180 Water.JPG Ruckel Creek Bridge
25.9 43.2 (400) 23.0 240 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction at Ruckel Creek
42.8 60 Road.JPG Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery Lot
42.7 60 Road.JPG Eagle Creek Highway Bridge
42.5 160 Road.JPG Eagle Creek Staircase
42.5 160 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Portage Road East Trail Junction
42.4 160 View.JPG Eagle Creek Viaduct
42.3 160 View.JPG Tooth Rock Viaduct
41.9 200 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Portage Road West Trail Junction
41.7 180 Road.JPG Tooth Rock Trailhead
41.5 50 Road.JPG Wahclella Falls Trailhead
41.4 40 Water.JPG Tanner Creek Bridge
41.3 40 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction at Tanner Creek
39.8 40 Moffett Creek Bridge on HCRHT


Gorge Trail #400
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
34.9 (411) 0.1 200 Junction.JPG Wyeth-Gorge Trail Junction
34.9 200 Water.JPG Gorton Creek Bridge
33.4 400 View.JPG Home Valley Viewpoint
??? 800 Water.JPG Grays Creek Crossing on Gorge Trail
31.3 (406) 1.4 700 Junction.JPG Herman Camp
30.6 (406E) 0.0, (406) 0.7 600 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Herman Bridge Trail Junction
30.2 (406E) 0.4 520 Water.JPG Herman Creek Bridge
29.4 (2000) 2137.7, (406E) 1.2 960 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Herman Bridge Trail Junction
29.2 (2000) 2137.9 950 Rockslide
28.9 (2000) 2138.2 1040 Water.JPG Pacific Crest Falls
28.7 (2000) 2138.4 950 Herman Creek Pinnacles
28.6 (2000) 2138.5 1030 Water.JPG Side Creek
27.8 (2000) 2139.3 750 Rockslide
27.2 (2000) 2140.2 750 Water.JPG Dry Creek Bridge
27.2 (2000) 2140.2 750 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Dry Creek Falls Trail Junction
27.2 (2000) 2140.2 900 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Rudolph Spur Trail Junction
26.3 (2000) 2141.1 780 Powerline Road
25.4 (2000) 2142.0 230 Junction.JPG Road.JPG Pacific Crest-Gorge Trail Junction
24.0 (HCRHT) 44.2 220 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction near Cascade Locks
25.2 23.3 (HCRHT) 43.5 180 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Ruckel Creek Trail Junction
25.2 23.3 (HCRHT) 43.5 180 Water.JPG Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek Bridge
25.9 23.0 (HCRHT) 43.2 120 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction at Ruckel Creek
26.2 22.7 200 Junction.JPG Gorge-Buck Point Trail Junction
26.5 22.4 80 Junction.JPG Road.JPG Eagle Creek Trailhead
22.3 80 Eagle Creek Suspension Bridge
22.1 80 Water.JPG Junction.JPG Gorge-Shady Glen Trail Junction
21.6 600 Junction.JPG Gorge-Wauna Viewpoint Trail Junction
21.2 (777) 0.7 500 Junction.JPG Tanner Road-Gorge-Portage Road Connector Trail Junction
20.8 (777) 1.1 600 Junction.JPG Tanner Road-Gorge Trail Junction
20.7 (070) 0.1 590 Junction.JPG Trail follows Road 070
20.5 (034) 0.2 550 Junction.JPG Trail follows Road 034
19.3 70 Old flume to fish hatchery
19.2 (HCRHT) 41.5 50 Junction.JPG Road.JPG Wahclella Falls Trailhead
19.1 (HCRHT) 41.4 40 Water.JPG Tanner Creek Bridge
19.0 (HCRHT) 41.3 40 Junction.JPG HCRHT-Gorge Trail Junction at Tanner Creek
17.6 120 Junction.JPG Gorge-Munra Point Trail Junction
17.5 40 Water.JPG Moffett Creek Bridge on Gorge Trail
16.0 (EF) 0.8 240 Water.JPG Elowah Falls
15.6 (EF) 0.4 350 Junction.JPG Elowah Falls-Upper McCord Creek Falls Trail Junction
15.3 (EF) 0.1 170 Junction.JPG Elowah Falls-Nesmith Point Trail Junction
15.2 (EF) 0.0 150 Road.JPG John B Yeon Trailhead


Connecting Trails

Lower Punchbowl Trail #440B
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 500 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Lower Punchbowl Falls Trail Junction
0.1 340 Water.JPG Lower Punchbowl Falls
0.2 340 Water.JPG Punchbowl Falls


Eagle-Benson Trail #434
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 860 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Eagle Benson Trail Junction
3.0 3840 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Eagle Benson Trail Junction


Eagle-Tanner Trail #433
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 1620 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Eagle Tanner Trail Junction
0.9 1650 Water.JPG Eagle Creek Ford
3.9 3080 Water.JPG Campsite.JPG Big Cedar Springs, Campsite
4.5 3450 Water.JPG Thrush Pond
5.0 3680 Junction.JPG Tanner Butte-Eagle Tanner Trail Junction


Indian Springs Trail #435
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 2650 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Indian Springs Trail Junction
0.8 3440 View.JPG Viewpoint of Eagle Creek Drainage
1.2 3650 Rockslide
2.0 4240 Water.JPG Indian Springs
2.0 4240 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Indian Springs Trail Junction


Chinidere Cutoff Trail #406M
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 3700 Junction.JPG Eagle Creek-Chinidere Cutoff Trail Junction
??? 3680 Water.JPG East Fork of Eagle Creek Crossing
0.6 4270 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Chinidere Cutoff-Chinidere Mountain Trail Junction


Wahtum Lake Trail #406H
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 3960 Water.JPG Wahtum Lake Trailhead
0.3 3760 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Wahtum Lake Trail Junction


Chinidere Mountain Trail #445
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.9 4270 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Chinidere Cutoff-Chinidere Mountain Trail Junction
1.3 4673 View.JPG Chinidere Mountain


Herman Creek Trail #406
Hike Mile Trail Mile Marker Dual Trail Mile Marker Elevation Notes Location
0.0 160 Road.JPG Herman Creek Trailhead
0.3 400 Power line Clearing
0.6 (400) 30.6 540 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Herman Bridge Trail Junction
0.7 (400) 30.7 680 Trail follows road
1.3 (400) 31.3 980 Campsite.JPG Herman Camp
1.3 (400) 31.3 980 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Gorge-Gorton Creek Trail Junction
1.6 1000 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Nick Eaton Trail Junction
2.1 970 Water.JPG Nick Eaton Falls
2.6 1120 Wilderness Boundary
2.7 1160 Water.JPG Camp Creek Crossing
3.6 1480 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Casey Creek Way Trail Junction
4.0 1840 Water.JPG Casey Creek Crossing
4.0 1480 Campsite.JPG Casey Creek Camp
4.0 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-West Fork Herman Creek Trail Junction
??? 1920 Water.JPG Hazel Creek Crossing
5.0 1920 Water.JPG Slide Creek Falls
5.3 2080 Water.JPG Mullinix Creek Crossing
5.8 2140 Water.JPG Whisky Creek Crossing
7.4 2950 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Herman Creek Cutoff Trail Junction
??? 2950 Campsite.JPG Cedar Swamp Camp
7.7 2850 Water.JPG East Fork Herman Creek Crossing
7.7 2850 Campsite.JPG Seven and a Half Mile Camp (Herman Creek)
7.9 3040 Campsite.JPG Noble Camp
9.3 3760 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Mud Lake Trail Junction
10.2 4200 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Anthill-Tomlike Mountain Trail Junction
10.8 4200 Junction.JPG Herman Creek-Rainy Wahtum Trail Junction
11.0 4250 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Herman 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
1.3 3800 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Benson Way Trail Junction
2.3 4010 Junction.JPG Benson Way-Benson Spur Trail Junction
3.1 4040 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Benson Way South 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


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


Rudolph Spur Trail #405D (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


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
0.6 Power lines
1.9 2600 The Catwalk
2.5 3600 Water.JPG Ruckel Creek Ford
2.7 3700 Junction.JPG Ruckel Creek-Ruckel Ridge Trail Junction


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
0.6 650 View.JPG Buck Point
0.6 650 Junction.JPG Buck Point-Ruckel Ridge 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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