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Wy'East Camp

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Wy'East Camp on the Eagle Creek trail
Nearby Wy'East Falls (Andy Prahl)
Eagle Creek near Wy-East Camp

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Wy'East Camp is one of the largest camping areas on the Eagle Creek Trail. There are eight or nine distinct tent sites—some right off the trail and others hidden from view immediately up or down hill. This camp sits in a popular section of trail for backpackers and PCT thru-hikers, so sites can get gobbled up quickly during summer weekends. (But there are several more sites North and South from this camp within a half-mile.)

No campfires are allowed here despite the presence of fire rings.

Wy'East sits right off Eagle Creek with good water access. During the wetter months look for nearby Wy'East Creek (just Northeast). If you follow your eyes upstream about 100 yards you should see Wy'East Falls—a tall, pretty seasonal ribbon-like waterfall.

Wy'East, pronounced "why east", was the term Native Americans gave to Mount Hood.

A short distance beyond Wy'East Camp is the entrance to the Mark O Hatfield Wilderness. Hikers are required to get a free permit here before continuing south toward Tunnel Falls.

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Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • 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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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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