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Eagle Creek Trail #501, OR

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,002 feet
Elevation Gain -540 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,156 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.58
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Preferred   Aug, Jul, Sep, Jun
Sun  7:40am - 4:26pm
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Overview
Eagle Creek Trail #501 is a 6.8 mile round trip hike with 1,156 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles east-southeast of Portland Oregon. August and July are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Alongside Eagle Creek in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness passing through old-growth Douglas fir, western hemlock and western red cedar forest.


This trail is relatively flat as it follows Eagle Creek. There are several small creek crossings along the trail. There are several campsites along the trail. The trail ends after 6.4 miles at an Eagle Creek ford that accesses Eagle Creek Cutoff Trail #504.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    From Portland, OR - follow US Hwy 26 for 2.7 miles east of Sandy and take the right fork at SE Firwood Road (Shorty’s Corner). After 0.8 miles, take the third right to stay on SE Firwood Road. Travel another 2.6 miles on SE Firwood and turn right at SE Wildcat Mountain Drive. Travel 4.2 miles on SE Wildcat Mountain Drive and turn left at SE Howlett Road.

    Travel 0.2 miles on SE Howlett Road and continue onto SE Eagle Fern Road. Travel 2.8 miles on SE Eagle Fern Road and continue onto SE George Road. Travel 2.6 miles and turn left to stay on SE George Road Road. Travel 3.4 miles and turn right at SE Harvey Road.

    Travel 1.8 miles to the parking area where the trail begins. The trail heads downhill from here.

    Trailers need to park before trailhead, no place to turn around at trailhead.
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