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[[Image:EastCraterTrhd1.jpg|thumb|400px|Park by the side of the road at the East Crater Trailhead ''(bobcat)'']]
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[[Image:New East Crater Trailhead, Indian Heaven.jpg|thumb|400px|The large new gravel parking area at the East Crater Trailhead ''(bobcat)'']]
 
[[Image:EastCraterTrhd2.jpg|thumb|160px|Mountain hemlock drilled by sapsuckers at the East Crater Trailhead ''(bobcat)'']]
 
[[Image:EastCraterTrhd2.jpg|thumb|160px|Mountain hemlock drilled by sapsuckers at the East Crater Trailhead ''(bobcat)'']]
  
 
{{maplinkinfo|latitude=45.98032|longitude=-121.75946}}
 
{{maplinkinfo|latitude=45.98032|longitude=-121.75946}}
{{Elevation|4085 feet}}
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* Elevation: 4085 feet
 
{{Driving Time|110 minutes}}
 
{{Driving Time|110 minutes}}
  
 
=== Hikes starting here ===
 
=== Hikes starting here ===
*{{hike ring|trailhead=East Crater Trailhead|hike=Junction Lake Hike|log=Junction Lake Hike/Log|previous=East Crater Trailhead|next=Junction Lake}}
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*{{hike ring|trailhead=East Crater Trailhead|hike=Junction Lake Hike|log=Junction Lake Hike/Log|previous=East Crater Trailhead|next=Pacific Crest-East Crater Trail Junction}}
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*{{hike ring|trailhead=East Crater Trailhead|hike=Junction Lake-Bear Lake Loop Hike|log=Junction Lake-Bear Lake Loop Hike/Log|previous=East Crater Trailhead|next=Pacific Crest-East Crater Trail Junction}}
  
 
=== Driving Directions ===
 
=== Driving Directions ===
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From this turn, wind around to the toll booth for the Bridge of the Gods ($2), cross the Columbia River and come to the intersection with Highway 14, a total of 1.7 miles.  
 
From this turn, wind around to the toll booth for the Bridge of the Gods ($2), cross the Columbia River and come to the intersection with Highway 14, a total of 1.7 miles.  
  
Turn right onto Highway 14E for Stevenson and Kennewick. Drive 5.9 miles through Stevenson and make a left for Carson and the Wind River Recreation Area.  
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Turn right onto Highway 14E for Stevenson and Kennewick. Drive 5.9 miles through Stevenson, and make a left at a roundabout for Carson and the Wind River Recreation Area.  
  
 
Drive 5.8 miles on the Wind River Road, and make a right onto Old State Road.  
 
Drive 5.8 miles on the Wind River Road, and make a right onto Old State Road.  
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In another 1.5 miles, turn left onto FR 6030 for East Crater and Forlorn Lakes.  
 
In another 1.5 miles, turn left onto FR 6030 for East Crater and Forlorn Lakes.  
  
Drive 0.2 miles and turn left onto FR fr 6035 for East Crater and Forlorn Lakes.  
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Drive 0.2 miles and turn left onto FR 6035 for East Crater and Forlorn Lakes.  
  
 
In 1.9 miles, come to the junction with FR 6040 and keep straight on 6035 for the East Crater Trail #48.  
 
In 1.9 miles, come to the junction with FR 6040 and keep straight on 6035 for the East Crater Trail #48.  
  
Drive 2.2 miles and pull off to the right at the East Crater Trailhead. (NOTE: As of 2017 there is a very rough washout 1.5 miles before the trailhead that is not passable in a low clearance vehicle)
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Drive 2.2 miles and turn right into a large gravel parking area at the East Crater Trailhead.  
  
 
=== Fees, Regulations, etc. ===
 
=== Fees, Regulations, etc. ===

Latest revision as of 20:59, 10 November 2019

The large new gravel parking area at the East Crater Trailhead (bobcat)
Mountain hemlock drilled by sapsuckers at the East Crater Trailhead (bobcat)

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Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-84 east and take Exit 44 for Cascade Locks and Stevenson. Drive 0.4 miles from the freeway and make a right for the Bridge of the Gods and Stevenson.

From this turn, wind around to the toll booth for the Bridge of the Gods ($2), cross the Columbia River and come to the intersection with Highway 14, a total of 1.7 miles.

Turn right onto Highway 14E for Stevenson and Kennewick. Drive 5.9 miles through Stevenson, and make a left at a roundabout for Carson and the Wind River Recreation Area.

Drive 5.8 miles on the Wind River Road, and make a right onto Old State Road.

After 0.1 miles make a left onto Panther Creek Road, which becomes FR 65.

Drive 11.0 miles, some of it narrow and winding, to the Four Corners crossroads.

At Four Corners, go right on FR 60 for Crest Camp, Goose Lake, and Trout Lake.

After 7.1 miles on this gravel road, and 0.5 miles after passing the Goose Lake Campground, keep straight on FR 60 at a four-way junction.

In another 1.5 miles, turn left onto FR 6030 for East Crater and Forlorn Lakes.

Drive 0.2 miles and turn left onto FR 6035 for East Crater and Forlorn Lakes.

In 1.9 miles, come to the junction with FR 6040 and keep straight on 6035 for the East Crater Trail #48.

Drive 2.2 miles and turn right into a large gravel parking area at the East Crater Trailhead.

Fees, Regulations, etc.


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