View from Starvation Creek trail (photographer: Kate Lindberg)
Trail Description Driving Directions
Trail Alert, Jul 12, 2018: Starvation Ridge Cut-off trail (#414B) is closed due to a washout on the trail. View map.
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.
- Hike descriptions were collaboratively written with the generous support of oregonhikers.org.
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:
- Hole-in-the-Wall Falls
- Lancaster Falls
- Mount Defiance
- Starvation Creek Falls
- Starvation Creek Ridge Loop
- Type: Out and back
- Distance: 11 miles round trip
- Elevation Gain: 4000 feet
- Difficulty: Expert
- Family Friendly: No
- Restrooms: Yes
- Trailhead Pass: No
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