Eagle Creek - Tanner Butte Loop

Loop • 24.2 mi • 5570 ft

The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the gorge.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cascade Locks
Length: 24.2 total miles
Elevation Gain: 5,570 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Overnight
Season: May through October
Trailhead Elevation: 200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,500 feet
Other Uses: Leashed dogs allowed
Local Contacts: Mount Hood National Forest, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055; (503) 668-1700; www.fs.usda.gov/mthood.
Local Maps: USGS Bonneville Dam, Tanner Butte, Wahtum Lake
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8/3/2016

Amazing views and worth the trip, be prepared and fill up at every point you can find water! This trail trip was actually an accident that turned out to be one of the most challenging things I've done in my life physically and mentally. We were with a small group and started out at Eagle creek making our way up to 7 1/2 mile camp for first night. First mistake for beginner hiking adults- don't try to keep up with the teenagers!:) Two of us adults left early to get a head start and missed the fork turn left we were supposed to take. At the creek we found a clearly orange marked stream crossing and that's where it all began- the climbing, that to a novice backpacker made me understand why every ounce in that pack makes a difference. Views are breath taking at Tanner Butte, the down side of trail was smooth and gradual and looking back the preferred route to take for this loop to start at Eagle creek side. Refill at every water source if you're a beginner that makes a wrong turn onto a difficult trail like this and it'll be a joy to reflect on conquering this difficult climb. A memory that will last forever!

5/14/2011

Amazing hike in the spring. The velocity of the water in Punch Bowl Falls is incredible.

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