Herman Creek to Casey Creek
Central Gorge, Oregon
On the Herman Creek Trail (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)
Hike Details
Type:
Out and back
Distance:
7.4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
2000 feet
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Trail Features
Family Friendly:
No
Restrooms:
Yes
Trailhead Pass:
Trail Details
Wildflowers
Start your hike at the Herman Creek Trailhead. Head up the trail until you pass the Gordon Creek cutoff and the Nick Eaton Ridge cutoff trails, and then will slowly climb high above Herman Creek. After you enter the Hatfield Wilderness, you will start to pass by streams that have beautiful waterfalls. At about four miles, you will come to the Casey Creek cutoff trail.
 
Please note: Depending on how far you hike from this trailhead, you may be entering the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. Wilderness restrictions apply.

Driving Directions

Herman Creek Trailhead:  From the west, travel on I-84 to Exit #44/Cascade Locks. At the stop sign turn right/east and follow Wa-Na-Pa street through town. Continue under the freeway and turn left/east on Frontage Road (on the south side of the freeway) to the Herman Creek Campground sign. From the east, take Exit #44/Cascade Locks. Immediately turn left and travel under the freeway. Turn left/east onto Frontage Road (on the south side of the freeway) to the Herman Creek Campground sign. Follow the narrow, paved road that goes up to the campground (to the left) and trailhead (to the right). There is room to park at the trailhead, and along the road towards the campground, but don't block the campsites in the campground. Sometimes in the winter the gate is closed but you can park along Frontage Road. Hike up the 1/2 mile paved road to the trailhead.