Eagle Creek

Portland, Oregon

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Built in 1915, the Eagle Creek Trail opened in conjunction with the Historic Columbia River Highway. The trail leads through one of the most sensational canyons in the entire Columbia Gorge. Along the way you’ll travel a path that was blasted out of basalt cliffs, visit numerous waterfalls, and cross bridges that offer spectacular views of chasms below. The trail is well kept, often wide, and gently graded, making it a great option for novices. There are, however, a couple of sections where the trail is narrow and exposed. Cabling is provided in these sections to help ease your mind, but you still might want to proceed with caution.
Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon

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Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon

by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

Built in 1915, the Eagle Creek Trail opened in conjunction with the Historic Columbia River Highway. The trail leads through one of the most sensational canyons in the entire Columbia Gorge.

Along the way you’ll travel a path that was blasted out of basalt cliffs, visit numerous waterfalls, and cross bridges that offer spectacular views of chasms below. The trail is well kept, often wide, and gently graded, making it a great option for novices. There are, however, a couple of sections where the trail is narrow and exposed. Cabling is provided in these sections to help ease your mind, but you still might want to proceed with caution.

© 2014 Adam Sawyer/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 13.5
Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2-8 hours
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, (800) 551-6949, oregonstateparks.org
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Oregon, page 24, E2
Driving Directions: Directions to Eagle Creek

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