Hiking Project Logo

Eagle Tanner Trail #433

Intermediate

Trail

4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,228' 679 m
Descent: -141' -43 m
High: 3,679' 1,121 m
Low: 1,592' 485 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A good trail for solitude in the upper reaches of Eagle Creek.

Bruce Hope

Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek

This trail is in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and the usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here; practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics, camp 100 feet from fragile areas, bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually closed by snow between November and May.

Description

This remote trail deep in the wilderness offers solitude and old-growth forest, as well as a connection between Tanner Butte and Eagle Creek.

The lower end of this trail is at the junction with the Eagle Creek Trail #440 at 2,560 feet. From there, the trail starts uphill in heavy timber, crosses a couple small streams and reaches Eagle Creek after 0.9 miles. There is no bridge, so crossing Eagle Creek will require wading or rock hopping. During the spring runoff, the water may be too high and fast for a safe crossing. There is a small campsite here.

Once across the creek, the #433 climbs more steeply through the forest for about 1.9 miles, then levels off some and contours for 1.4 miles to Big Cedar Springs at 2,960 feet. Big Cedar Springs offers 2-3 small, but nice, campsites with a nearby source of water. It is nestled among cedars, some of which are over eight feet around and may be 500 years old.

Past Big Cedar Springs, the trail does a steep 0.4 miles climb to Thrush Pond, bushy and weedy but a source of water if you need it. A little further (0.4 miles) uphill to the northwest, the #433 ends at the junction with the Tanner Butte Trail #401 at 3,680 feet.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#26054

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#888

in Oregon

#26,054

Overall
4 Views Last Month
36 Since Feb 25, 2018
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Mount Hood from the #433
Feb 25, 2018 near Cascade…, OR
Camping at Big Cedar Springs
Feb 25, 2018 near Cascade…, OR
Crossing upper Eagle Creek (no bridge)
Feb 25, 2018 near Cascade…, OR
Near Thrush Pond - the trail is on cut logs
Feb 25, 2018 near Cascade…, OR
Along the #433 deep in a primordial forest
Feb 25, 2018 near Cascade…, OR

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking