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Hurricane Creek Trail #1807, OR

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 9.49 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,065 feet
Elevation Gain 2,653 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,653 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 18.33
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, May, Jul
Sun  7:23am - 4:38pm
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The Hurricane Creek trail is a major access point for hikers and horses into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The site has some stock facilities and day-use as well as extended stay parking areas.This trail provides access to the Lakes Basin trails. View massive granite and limestone cliffs, waterfalls, and an abundance of wildflowers along the trail. Gradually climb across subalpine meadows alternating with timbered areas. This route will provide you with panoramic views of Sacajawea, Matterhorn and Eagle Cap Peaks. Cross-country hiking in and around the basin provides spectacular views and photographic opportunities. The trail follows the creek so water is plentiful.

The Hurricane Creek trail also provides access to the Falls Creek and Echo/Billy Jones Lakes trails. The trail that takes you to Falls Creek is an easy side hike. Fishing is good in most lakes. You may see mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer, elk and other smaller mammals. Camping and grazing areas are available but be sure to camp away from the lakes shore in order to protect fragile vegetation. See the special Eagle Cap Wilderness Regulations. Located nearby is the Hurricane Creek Campground.


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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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    Map Drive

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    From Enterprise, Oregon on Main Street (Highway 82) turn right on Hurricane Creek Road/ South River Street and go about 7.5 miles to Hurricane Creek Campground; Continue past Hurricane Creek Campground about 1.5 miles to trailhead.; Entrance is signed on right side of road.

    From Joseph, Oregon go west on Airport Lane for about 1.5 miles and then road becomes Hurricane Creek Road; Continue on Hurricane Creek Road for another 0.5 miles to intersection with Hurricane Creek Grange; Turn left at Grange onto County Road 521 (becomes Forest Road 8205) and go about 3.7 miles to trailhead. Forest road is rough and not recommended for RVs.
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