- Elevation: 700 feet
- Distance: 4.5 miles RT
- NW Forest Pass required at trail head
Everything about this hike is enjoyable! You can access this by parking just before crossing the Bridge of the Gods on the Oregon side. Display your NW Forest Pass. You can find the trail on the south side of the road. It is kind of a wonky start: you walk in the side of a road, under I-84 and then continue straight up a gravel road where you will soon see a sign for the trail. It is marked "Pacific Crest Trail." Join the trail here and walk through a swampy area. The trail begins to ascend and you'll soon be in a thick forest. The trail hugs next to the side of the mountain. The grade is slight so it is not taxing at all. A mile in you'll come to power lines, stay right and continue on the trail. The next intersection you hit you will take a right up the dirt road. If you go straight (continuing on PCT), you will soon come to a wooden bridge. I haven't explored the trail past this spot. When you take the right, it's the steepest part of the trail which concludes at Dry Creek Falls. It's a good spot for lunch or a beer! There is also a camping spot right next to it.
I moved to the Pacific Northwest in August of 2012. I quickly identified myself as a hiker. I want to document my experiences so that I can refer to them for myself and others to provide the best hiking experience. I also hope to learn more about hiking from others comments and recommendations.