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Cliff Creek Trail - No. 1885

Contact Info
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
650 Glen Cheek Dr
Cape Canaveral, OR 97828

Phone:
541-426-4978
Basics
Length:
23.6 miles round trip
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
Multi-Day
Trailhead Elevation:
5916 feet
Elevation Range:
5916 feet to 8040 feet
Elevation Change:
2124 feet
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

The Cliff Creek trail takes you to beautiful Crater Lake. There are views of spectacular peaks and mountains with meadows filled with wildflowers in early summer. This trail also accesses Cornucopia trail, Pine Lakes trail, and Little Kettle Creek trail for alternate backpack trips.

Trail Park Passes are required at Summit Point Trailhead.

The Cliff Creek trail is a more difficult trail, but with no major streams to cross. There are no toilets available at Summit Point Trailhead, only at McBride Campground. There is parking available at the trailhead along with stock loading ramps, and hitch rails. Be prepared to take your own drinking water. Well signed at the trailhead, boundaries and junctions.

Details

Length:
23.6 miles round trip
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
Multi-Day
Trailhead Elevation:
5916
Elevation Range:
5916 feet to 8040
Elevation Change:
2124
Season:
Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From State Highway No. 86 (top of Richland grade between Halfway and Richland) take Forest Road No. 77. Follow Forest Road No. 77 approximately 11 miles. Turn right on Forest Road No. 7715 at McBride Campground. It is 5 miles up Forest Road No. 7715 to Summit Point Trailhead. The last mile and a half of the road is rough.


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