Blue's Boots

Andrea's adventures on the trail…

Eagle Creek, Columbia Gorge

on March 25, 2013

I only got to hike part way up Eagle Creek this weekend, and after seeing the little bit I did, I definitely want to go back and get all the way to Tunnel Falls sometime this year!

It’s a nice steady grade all the way up the Eagle Creek canyon, with a few fun spots on the trail that have been blasted out of the cliff walls with heavy-duty cable to hold onto if needed. I had my trusty hiking poles and never used the cable, and felt very safe, although very wet after walking through all the water dripping off the canyon walls.

Metlako Falls is nice, but Punchbowl Falls is just beautiful, and of course the photos don’t do it justice at all. Incredible how the water has carved a big bowl out of the riverbed.

I only got as far as High Bridge before turning around, about half-way up the canyon. I’ll get back sometime soon and hike the whole thing, probably make an overnight backpack trip out of it, just for fun 🙂

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