Herman Creek to Whiskey Creek, OR


Sunday, May 10, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Expert: 11.6 miles | 2,200-ft elevation gain (Members-only)

Follow wildflower enthusiast and hike leader Paul Freeman into the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness for beautiful old-growth cedars, blooming forest wildflowers, and occasional views. We'll hike at a moderate pace, walking through areas of mosaic-burned forest for an excellent opportunity to view the progress of recovery as the third post-fire growing season peaks. Once we get to our destination, Whiskey Creek, we’ll be out of the area affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. This is a members-only outing.

Note: There will be several stream crossings that require rock-hopping or getting your feet wet. This is a full day hike; the elevation gain is mostly gradual for the 5.6 miles out one-way.

Wear sturdy hike boots/shoes, and bring your daypack with plenty of food for snacks and lunch, water, and layers for protection against the elements. Hiking poles highly recommended. View the recommended 10+ Essentials List to help you pack.

Before this outing, make sure you understand our Hike Program Information & Guidelines.