Eagle Creek Trail closes once again after heavy rains slam the northwest

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The Eagle Creek Trail has closed once again but this time due to heavy rains and landslides. The trail was closed again Jan 14, and according to USDA forest officials, the trails will be closed until further notice. The forest service is working with the Pacific Crest Trail Association,  “to remove large fallen trees, landslides and to address anticipated damages sustained on the Eagle Creek Trail.”

Prior to the recent shutdown, The Eagle Creek Trail had been closed due to the Infamous Eagle Creek Fire that burned 48,861 acres back in 2017. 

The trail opened on Jan 1, 2021, with many hikers heading back once again to enjoy the popular hike. 

The trail had been in great condition prior to the recent closure, although we do advise bringing boots as the trails do get muddy in some areas. 

The trail takes you through many scenic views and small waterfalls leading up to the punch bowl falls. Make sure to arrive early as parking fills up quickly every morning. 

 As the weather starts clearing up, expect the trails to fill up fast.

Visit fs.usda.gov for more updates.



Update: Eagle Creek trail is still closed as of 2/1/21

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