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Ruckel Creek Ford

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Ruckel Creek Crossing (Jim Sifferle)
Ruckel Creek Crossing, facing north (Jim Sifferle)

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The last ordeal on the Ruckel Ridge Trail is this crossing of Ruckel Creek. It's not usually too difficult, but like all bridgeless crossings, it can be dangerous in times of high water flow. The entire Ruckel Ridge Trail is best left to the dry months. Do not expect to see water at the Ruckel Creek crossing throughout the summer. The creek runs underground in some areas during times of low water flow.

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Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • Day Hike! Columbia Gorge, by Seabury Blair, Jr.
  • 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

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