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Badger Creek

photo: photo courtesy PortlandHikers.org

Length: 11.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Backcountry/Wilderness, In the Mt. Hood National Forest, east of Mt. Hood.
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Wasco
Longitude: -121.39079
Latitude: 45.25738

Driving Directions

Hwy. 26 east to Hwy. 35 north to the junction of Forest Road 48 (White River east of snow park). Proceed east on the 48 road to the Forest Road 4810 (just north of Rock Creek Reservoir). Turn left on 4810 continue for 2 miles. At the junction with Forest Road 4811 turn right for approximately two miles, turning right on the Forest Road 2710 heading to Bonney Crossing Campground. Trailhead is on the left after crossing Badger Creek.


This trail is one of the most popular trails in the Badger Creek Wilderness. It is usually best to hike during the period of June-September. This trail makes an excellent backpack route as there are more than a dozen campsites along the trail; also you come across many different forest types. From oak thickets to sub alpine fir meadows at Badger Lake. Visitors can try to catch small, but feisty rainbow trout in Badger Creek, as it runs along the entire length of the trail. Hikers may also enjoy large natural rock formations along the lower section of this trail.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Portland Hikers Field Guide
Website: USFS - trail information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Mike Tippie
Trail Manager
Mount Hood National Forest
16400 Champion Way
Sandy , OR 97030
(503) 668-1778



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