Backpacker Magazine Pacific Crest Trail: OR Section 11 

TIMBERLINE LODGE to CASCADE LOCKS: Swift creeks, several waterfalls, and long photogenic views near Mt. Hood highlight this 41-mile segment.


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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 11 Dec 2006 11:18:17 AM
Activity: Hiking
State: Oregon (OR)
Distance: 40.87 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 10551 ft
Total Loss: 16460 ft
Net Change: -5909 ft
Difficulty: 8 / 10
Tags: Cascade Locks, Oregon, Pacific Crest Trail, Readers' Choice, Waterfall Hikes
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

TO TRAILHEAD: From Government Camp, OR, go E on US 26. Turn N onto Timberline Rd. and follow 5 mi. to Timberline Lodge. Pick up the PCT behind the lodge

Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

ORPCT10

Distance: 40.87 mi Points: 1534
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
OR PCT TRACK10

Points of Interest

PCT1306

Location: 45.332565, -121.711037
Keep straight. Side trip: Follow spur on L to Timberline Lodge; walk down the path to visit this historic hotel; restaurant and stores inside. Amazing views of Mt. Hood, summer skiing on the glacier; huckleberries all around

PCT1307

Location: 45.335934, -121.721970
Continue NW trek at the foot of Mt. Hood

PCT1308

Location: 45.338367, -121.733803
Stay straight @ Hidden Lake Trail jct.

PCT1309

Location: 45.342632, -121.751816
Continue switchback climb

PCT1310

Location: 45.344017, -121.754204
Keep straight, heading N; pass camp with a hitching post

PCT1311

Location: 45.352100, -121.750366
Cross Lost Creek

PCT1312

Location: 45.361050, -121.752136
Stay straight @ jct. with Paradise Park Loop

PCT1313

Location: 45.372368, -121.777702
Great camps on large flats

PCT1314

Location: 45.375484, -121.779602
Cross Rushing Creek

PCT1315

Location: 45.379868, -121.784065
Cross the Sandy River

PCT1316

Location: 45.391068, -121.807953
Turn R @ jct. with Trail #797

PCT1317

Location: 45.391884, -121.806435
Mt. Hood Wilderness boundary. Head NE

PCT1318

Location: 45.404785, -121.779419
Stay L @ jct. with Bald Mtn. Trail

PCT1319

Location: 45.405483, -121.779114
Stay L, heading NW

PCT1320

Location: 45.427200, -121.796684
Cross Lolo Pass Rd.

PCT1321

Location: 45.432167, -121.798798
Cross creek

PCT1322

Location: 45.467266, -121.829048
Go straight @ Huckleberry Mtn. Trail

PCT1323

Location: 45.470032, -121.830101
Pass spur to Salvation Spring

PCT1324

Location: 45.499634, -121.862350
Pass a spring

PCT1325

Location: 45.557816, -121.831650
Stay straight @ jct. with Indian Mtn. Trail; fantastic views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier

PCT1326

Location: 45.556999, -121.827003
Indian Springs Campground: Campsites on rocky terrain. Follow the Eagle Creek Trail from the picnic table to find a good spring. PCT Detour: The Eagle Creek Trail is a very worthwhile alternate, offering huge waterfalls, great camping and excellent hiking. The first few miles are very steep!

PCT1327

Location: 45.578602, -121.842369
Stay straight @ jct.

PCT1328

Location: 45.583549, -121.845268
Possible campsite

PCT1329

Location: 45.562599, -121.856049
Turn R and head N @ Eagle Tanner Trail jct. Trail parallels Eagle Creek

PCT1330

Location: 45.563030, -121.856178
Pass camp

PCT1331

Location: 45.584904, -121.852020
Tunnel Falls: Take time to enjoy incredible, cascading waterfalls.

PCT1332

Location: 45.588917, -121.860298
Pass Blue Grouse Campsite

PCT1333

Location: 45.588951, -121.860451
Pass camp

PCT1334

Location: 45.590950, -121.862785
Bear L @ jct., continue heading NW

PCT1335

Location: 45.592152, -121.865685
Creek crossing

PCT1336

Location: 45.594082, -121.868065
Pass camp

PCT1337

Location: 45.595951, -121.871063
Pass Wy'East Campsite on L

PCT1338

Location: 45.599285, -121.877350
Pass camp

PCT1339

Location: 45.600266, -121.878036
Cross 4 1/2 Mile Bridge

PCT1340

Location: 45.604198, -121.880219
Pass camp

PCT1341

Location: 45.607716, -121.882019
Pass camp

PCT1342

Location: 45.608265, -121.882599
Cross bridge over impressively deep and steep slot

PCT1343

Location: 45.616184, -121.887131
Cross bridge over side creek

PCT1344

Location: 45.621632, -121.893318
Cross bridge over Tish Creek

PCT1345

Location: 45.622215, -121.894714
Pass overlook; continue NW

PCT1346

Location: 45.627033, -121.896782
Spur on L to Metlake Falls overlook

PCT1347

Location: 45.637951, -121.919800
Stay straight @ Eagle Creek trailhead

PCT1348

Location: 45.641285, -121.925003
Turn R @ paved road onto the Gorge Lake Trail toward Cascade Locks

PCT1349

Location: 45.643532, -121.923347
Follow the bike path NE to Cascade Locks

PCT1350

Location: 45.662750, -121.898018
To continue on the PCT, cross the Columbia River on Bridge of the Gods; turn L @ end of bridge; begin Washington section of the PCT. Optional trip to Cascade Locks: The Char Burger restaurant is a great hiker hangout

PCT1351

Location: 45.665409, -121.895714
End @ Cascade Locks. PCT continues over Bridge of the Gods to WA. <p></p>More PCT: <a href="http://backpacker.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?TripID=29034">Next Section</a> | <a href="http://backpacker.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?TripID=29031">Previous Section</a>

Mount Hood

Location: 45.482979, -121.848122
©Jack Haskel

Hood through the clouds

Location: 45.362682, -121.755539
©Jack Haskel

Berry Picking

Location: 45.363556, -121.758446
PCT'ers stop and pick some berries. ©Jack Haskel

Hood and valley

Location: 45.510540, -121.868645
©Jack Haskel

Tunnel

Location: 45.587059, -121.856918
A PCT'er squeezes through a blasted-out section of trail along Eagle Creek. ©Jack Haskel

Waterfall

Location: 45.578266, -121.852226
©Jack Haskel

Tight Ledge

Location: 45.580608, -121.852226
A PCT'er walkes on the narrow trail above Eagle Creek. ©Jack Haskel

Berry Time

Location: 45.364136, -121.756119
©Jack Haskel

Tunnel Falls

Location: 45.585419, -121.852379
For scale, look at the little red dot--that's Jack. ©Jack Haskel

Cascade Lock Post Office

Location: 45.664333, -121.896393
Hikers outside of the post office during resupply. ©Jack Haskel

Trail Junction Vista

Location: 45.557404, -121.831390
Views of the big peaks of the Washington Cascades: Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier. ©Jack Haskel

Jack at Tunnel Falls

Location: 45.584595, -121.851761
©Jack Haskel

Road to Mount Hood

Location: 45.333076, -121.712418
©Jack Haskel

Timberline Lodge

Location: 45.332462, -121.710884
©Jack Haskel

Heading into Eagle Creek

Location: 45.574635, -121.852379
©Jack Haskel


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