Badger Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Hood River County and Wasco County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Forest and Badger Creek Wilderness Area. It is 10.2 miles long and begins at 5,224 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 20.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,879 feet.
Badger Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This 24,000-acre wilderness, just east of OR 35 south of Hood River, provides outstanding views of its nationally famous neighbor, Mount Hood. But it’s not just Hood that is visible from the aptly named Lookout Mountain—on a clear day you are treated to vistas spanning a distance from Mount Rainier and Mount Adams in Washington south to the Three Sisters by Bend. Badger Creek Wilderness was created by the Oregon Wilderness Act of 1984. This trail guide contains two trails ranging from 1.25 to 12 miles in length. Three major drainages lie in the wilderness—Badger, Little Badger, and Tygh Creeks. Badger Creek drains Badger Lake and is reputed to have good fishing for rainbow trout. Badger Lake holds both rainbow and brook trout and is stocked annually."
--George Wuerthner, Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide (Westcliffe Publishers).
"A two- to three-day, round-trip backpack in the Badger Creek Wilderness. This 24,000-acre preserve isn’t big as far as wilderness areas go, but it is big on variety. Here, hikers enjoy the flora and fauna characteristic of both sides of the Cascade Mountains, although the preserve rests on the east crest. Special attractions: Solitude; an abundance of bird and animal life, including wild turkeys and 46 species of butterflies."
--Donna Lynn Ikenberry, Hiking Oregon (Ikenberry) (Falcon Guides).
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