Eagle Creek Fire Hiking Update July 4, 2018

· Which hiking trails are open or still closed from the Eagle Creek Fire of 2017? ·

  • Paul Gerald
  • July 4, 2018
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From the saddle next to Indian Point -- back open for business!

From the saddle next to Indian Point. This is from before the fire, but the trail is back open for business!

I have just updated my Eagle Creek Fire Page with all I could track down. But the biggest news of late has been these developments:

  • The Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls is now open — but the old highway is still closed. The interstate parking lot fills up every weekend and many weekdays. You’ll have to take the bus to get there.
  • The Pacific Crest Trail is open!
  • Herman Creek and all those trails around there — Gorton Creek, Nick Eaton Way, etc. — are open

These biggies are still closed:

  • Angels Rest — should open sometime this year, we think
  • Wahkeena Falls
  • Horsetail / Triple Falls
  • Larch Mountain Trail above Benson Bridge (to top of Multnomah Falls)

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Paul Gerald

I am the author of several books on hiking, camping, eating breakfast and chilling out. I am also a freelance travel writer, publisher, hiker, and inveterate traveler.