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

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 65.8

Waypoints

PCT1306

Location: 45.3325653076172, -121.711036682129

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: 45.3359336853027, -121.721969604492

Continue NW trek at the foot of Mt. Hood

PCT1308

Location: 45.3383674621582, -121.73380279541

Stay straight @ Hidden Lake Trail jct.

PCT1309

Location: 45.3426322937012, -121.751815795898

Continue switchback climb

PCT1310

Location: 45.3440170288086, -121.754203796387

Keep straight, heading N; pass camp with a hitching post

PCT1311

Location: 45.3521003723144, -121.750366210938

Cross Lost Creek

PCT1312

Location: 45.3610496520996, -121.752136230469

Stay straight @ jct. with Paradise Park Loop

PCT1313

Location: 45.3723678588867, -121.777702331543

Great camps on large flats

PCT1314

Location: 45.3754844665527, -121.779602050781

Cross Rushing Creek

PCT1315

Location: 45.3798675537109, -121.784065246582

Cross the Sandy River

PCT1316

Location: 45.3910675048828, -121.807952880859

Turn R @ jct. with Trail #797

PCT1317

Location: 45.3918838500977, -121.806434631348

Mt. Hood Wilderness boundary. Head NE

PCT1318

Location: 45.40478515625, -121.779418945312

Stay L @ jct. with Bald Mtn. Trail

PCT1319

Location: 45.4054832458496, -121.779113769531

Stay L, heading NW

PCT1320

Location: 45.4272003173828, -121.796684265137

Cross Lolo Pass Rd.

PCT1321

Location: 45.4321670532227, -121.798797607422

Cross creek

PCT1322

Location: 45.4672660827637, -121.829048156738

Go straight @ Huckleberry Mtn. Trail

PCT1323

Location: 45.4700317382812, -121.830101013184

Pass spur to Salvation Spring

PCT1324

Location: 45.4996337890625, -121.862350463867

Pass a spring

PCT1325

Location: 45.5578155517578, -121.831649780273

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

PCT1326

Location: 45.556999206543, -121.827003479004

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: 45.5786018371582, -121.84236907959

Stay straight @ jct.

PCT1328

Location: 45.5835494995117, -121.845268249512

Possible campsite

PCT1329

Location: 45.5625991821289, -121.856048583984

Turn R and head N @ Eagle Tanner Trail jct. Trail parallels Eagle Creek

PCT1330

Location: 45.5630302429199, -121.856178283691

Pass camp

PCT1331

Location: 45.584903717041, -121.852020263672

Tunnel Falls: Take time to enjoy incredible, cascading waterfalls.

PCT1332

Location: 45.5889167785644, -121.860298156738

Pass Blue Grouse Campsite

PCT1333

Location: 45.5889511108398, -121.860450744629

Pass camp

PCT1334

Location: 45.590950012207, -121.862785339355

Bear L @ jct., continue heading NW

PCT1335

Location: 45.5921516418457, -121.865684509277

Creek crossing

PCT1336

Location: 45.5940818786621, -121.868064880371

Pass camp

PCT1337

Location: 45.5959510803223, -121.871063232422

Pass Wy'East Campsite on L

PCT1338

Location: 45.5992851257324, -121.877349853516

Pass camp

PCT1339

Location: 45.6002655029297, -121.878036499023

Cross 4 1/2 Mile Bridge

PCT1340

Location: 45.6041984558106, -121.880218505859

Pass camp

PCT1341

Location: 45.6077156066894, -121.882019042969

Pass camp

PCT1342

Location: 45.6082649230957, -121.882598876953

Cross bridge over impressively deep and steep slot

PCT1343

Location: 45.6161842346191, -121.887130737305

Cross bridge over side creek

PCT1344

Location: 45.6216316223144, -121.89331817627

Cross bridge over Tish Creek

PCT1345

Location: 45.6222152709961, -121.894714355469

Pass overlook; continue NW

PCT1346

Location: 45.6270332336426, -121.896781921387

Spur on L to Metlake Falls overlook

PCT1347

Location: 45.6379508972168, -121.919799804688

Stay straight @ Eagle Creek trailhead

PCT1348

Location: 45.641284942627, -121.925003051758

Turn R @ paved road onto the Gorge Lake Trail toward Cascade Locks

PCT1349

Location: 45.6435317993164, -121.923347473145

Follow the bike path NE to Cascade Locks

PCT1350

Location: 45.6627502441406, -121.898017883301

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: 45.6654090881348, -121.895713806152

End @ Cascade Locks. PCT continues over Bridge of the Gods to WA.

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Trail Junction Vista

Location: 45.5574035644531, -121.831390380859

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

Cascade Lock Post Office

Location: 45.6643333435059, -121.896392822266

Hikers outside of the post office during resupply. ©Jack Haskel

Tunnel Falls

Location: 45.5854187011719, -121.852378845215

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

Jack at Tunnel Falls

Location: 45.5845947265625, -121.851760864258

©Jack Haskel

Heading into Eagle Creek

Location: 45.574634552002, -121.852378845215

©Jack Haskel

Timberline Lodge

Location: 45.332462310791, -121.710884094238

©Jack Haskel

Road to Mount Hood

Location: 45.3330764770508, -121.712417602539

©Jack Haskel

Berry Time

Location: 45.3641357421875, -121.756118774414

©Jack Haskel

Berry Picking

Location: 45.3635559082031, -121.758445739746

PCT'ers stop and pick some berries. ©Jack Haskel

Hood through the clouds

Location: 45.3626823425293, -121.75553894043

©Jack Haskel

Mount Hood

Location: 45.4829788208008, -121.848121643066

©Jack Haskel

Hood and valley

Location: 45.5105400085449, -121.868644714355

©Jack Haskel

Tight Ledge

Location: 45.5806083679199, -121.852226257324

A PCT'er walkes on the narrow trail above Eagle Creek. ©Jack Haskel

Waterfall

Location: 45.5782661437988, -121.852226257324

©Jack Haskel

Tunnel

Location: 45.5870590209961, -121.856918334961

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