Indian Point Loop via Gorton Creek Trail #408

3 reviews #341 hike out of 406 in
8.7 mi
Distance
3 hrs 53 min
Time
terrain
2,795 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult loop trail to Indian Point in Mount Hood National Forest.

This trail goes by Columbia River.


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    2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Hiked on 8/8/20. Trailhead still closed. Started from Wyeth street. Gravel forest road. Then Off to the right, is a path that will get you to the trail. From car to split of loop is about 1.5miles or so. Clocked about 11 (23,000 steps anyway lol) miles RT. Did a lot of “lookouts”. I did the little peak and also climbed to the top of Indian point. Just be careful. Went right at the split. Took me 3.5hrs to get to “top”, including the 3100 peak. Could t get through the deadman part of loop. Trail is overgrown. But way overgrown there. Pretty views. The route back down was way less steep. Or more gradual anyway. Ran back to car. Took me an hour. Only saw 1 other person.
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Tried to go further up Nick Eaton, but it was extremely overgrown. Recommend sticking to the smaller loop.
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    2 years ago
    We did this about a year after the fire at Eagle Creek and had a good look at the damage done as well as how the forest is recovering. The trails showed evidence of maintenance and there was only one small tree on the trail to go over. It was impressive how far up the tree the fire went yet how many of the larger trees survived.
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