Starvation Creek to Warren Lake
Central Gorge, Oregon
View from Starvation Creek trail (photographer: Kate Lindberg)
alert Trail Alert, Jul 24, 2020: This trail remains closed due to damage from the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Check the Ready Set Gorge website - - for the latest updates on trail and recreation area closures.

Hike Details
Out and back
11 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
4000 feet
Trail Features
Family Friendly:
Trailhead Pass:
Trail Details
This hike begins by following I-84 for about a mile before climbing a series of switchbacks. It then levels off for a mile or so, giving you a chance to catch your breath before the trail begins to get steep again. About a mile from the top, there is a spur that you can take for a loop that comes from the west of the summit and approaches the top from the south side. Return down the north side and meet up with the trail you hiked up.
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Please note: Depending on how far you hike from this trailhead, you may be entering the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. Wilderness restrictions apply.

Other hikes leading from Starvation Creek Trailhead include:

Directions & Travel Tips

Starvation Creek Trailhead:  Traveling east on I-84, take Exit #55/Starvation Creek State Park and Rest Area (eastbound exit only). Traveling west on I-84, you'll continue past Exit #55 to Exit #51/Wyeth and come back east. The Starvation Ridge and Mt. Defiance trails begin at the west end of the parking lot by walking alongside the freeway. Starvation Creek Falls is east of the restrooms.