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Eagle Creek Trail, Cascade Locks

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Eagle Creek is a creek in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. The creek drains into the Columbia River in Multnomah County, with its outlet on the Columbia River Gorge. It is in the Mount Hood National Forest. The Eagle Creek Trail – the most popular trail in the Gorge – follows the creek.Tunnel Falls and Punch Bowl Falls, located on Eagle Creek, are remote and scenic waterfalls along the creek. The Historic Columbia River Highway crosses the creek's outlet to the Columbia River. A substantial hike through some occasionally rough terrain is required to get to the creek's namesake waterfall.Eagle Creek Trail was built by the CCC and WPA in the 1930s for the Pacific Crest Trail, probably to cross the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam. The PCT was rerouted to its current route some 1.5mi further east sometime by the early 1970s to connect with the Bridge of the Gods across the Columbia River.
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  • July 27, 2017
    My son and I hiked up to the Punch Bowl Falls. There was a wild fire nearby, so some of the upper part of the Eagle Creek trail was closed near Tunnel Falls, so we decided just to do the lower part of...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Really glad we did this hike, even if it was just up to Punchbowl fall. Easy parking, wide trail but with narrow points. And steep down, should not be too afraid of heights. The quietness and the scen...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    You should be sure to the tunnel falls hiking... the route is approximately 20 kilometres long. Pictures of waterfall not nearly as impressive is like in reality. Sturdy footwear is recommended. The trail is mostly narrow and not very demanding. He also crosses a few bridges. We started relatively early on a Saturday morning. It was a fairly warm day. We didn't have trouble finding a free parking space. When we came back after the walk to the parking lot, was very very busy. Most people walked up to the Punchbowl falls. We were worried to the permit in an REI in Seattle. You can pull permits but also on a machine at the parking lot.
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