View from the North Lake trail (photographer: Kate Harbour)
Trail Description Driving Directions
Trail Alert, Dec 14, 2018: This trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017. The Forest Service has reopened the trail, but warns hikers to enter at their own risk because of hazardous conditions, including loose rocks, falling trees and limbs, debris flows, and damaged or blocked trails. Less experienced hikers should consider an alternative to this hike while these conditions exist, and all hikers with dogs or small children should consider safer alternatives.
If you are looking for an endurance challenge, this is an excellent hike. Once you climb 3840 feet in the first four miles, keep left and descend 500 feet before regaining the elevation as you approach North Lake. + Read More
Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities
These trails and recreation areas in and around the Gorge are open for exploring.