Columbia River Gorge Car Camp

Day hike to multiple spectacular waterfalls in the magnificent Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, camping Saturday night at historic Eagle Creek Campground.
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We will meet at Noon on Saturday May 6, 2017 at the entrance to Eagle Creek Campground, located  near Cascade Locks, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge.   Driving from Seattle, take I-5 and I-205 southbound, then east on I-84, exiting at Exit 41.  After setting up camp and having a camp lunch on Saturday, we will hike south on the Pacific Crest Trail, starting at Cascade Locks, to Dry Creek Falls (4 miles RT, 800 feet gain).  Then we will hike to Wahclella Falls (2 miles RT, 300 feet gain) from the trailhead  a short distance west of Eagle Creek.  Saturday night we have a camp dinner followed by smores around the campfire.  In the event of inclement weather, dinner at a restaurant in Cascade Locks is an option.

Sunday morning we have a camp breakfast, pack up camp, drive to the Eagle Creek Trailhead and begin hiking at 8:30 AM to Tunnel Falls (12 miles RT, 1200 feet gain), where we have a trail lunch and return by the same route.  Tunnel Falls is named after a tunnel behind the falls that the trail passes through.

Following the Tunnel Falls hike, we drive home, with an optional meal stop at Troutdale.  Driving time from Seattle to Eagle Creek Campground is about four hours.   Three individual campsites have been reserved for the night of May 6 at Eagle Creek Campground.  Campsite fees will be shared by the participants.  Estimated cost per participant is $15.  A Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent must be displayed by each car parked at each trailhead.  We will drive from the campground to each trailhead.