#15 Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek trail and Punchbowl Falls

Eagle creek trail, Metlako falls

The Eagle Creek trail is the Gorge’s most famed trail. Don’t miss it!

Metlako Falls, summertime flow

Metlako Falls, wintertime flow

Loowit Falls, up near High Bridge

Eagle Creek in November



Eagle Creek bridge with November salmon below it


Eagle Creek petrified Stump


Hikers examining the petrified stump


Styx 2 1973 album cover featuring a painting of Eagle Creek's Punchbowl Falls


Eagle Creek trail rock inscription , most likely from the builders of the trail. For directions to it, check Appendix #1, "Poems in Stone"


Eagle Creek's hidden rock inscription from the 1915 builders of the trail

5 Responses to “#15 Eagle Creek”

  1. Betty Barkley Says:

    Hi Scott,
    Well, since I saw you in person, I decided to go check out the salmon return and Eagle Creek Trail. I have never seen the salmon at Eagle Creek before. It was very exciting. We also checked out the fish hatchery close by. Amazing, the amount of fish they have in each of their pools (30,000). It is hard to see them at first, but when you do it is awesome.
    Eagle Creek Trail is gorgeous. So we had a lovely day. I am anxious to go on my next Gorge trip, thanks to you.
    A quote: “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out until sundown: for going out I found, was really going in.” John Muir
    How true. Thanks again, Scott.

  2. NickW Says:

    Please help. I can’t seem to figure this one out. I tried to google “album cover styz 2 1973”. And what i found was the cover had a photo inside the word STYX for the 1973 album. Nothing like Punchbowl Falls. Whats up with that?

    • curiousgorgeguidebook Says:

      Nick, Google “Styx 1973 album cover”. Methinks you really didn’t try that hard. Did you?

  3. Andrew O'Shea Says:

    Didnt mean to send that quite yet
    Just picked up a new edition – I revisited an old favorite the other day-
    Ruckel ridge up – ruckel creek down
    By far the best loop hike in the gorge for those looking for a difficult outing
    With a winter like this – gotta embrace the hiking !
    Nice work on the updated book

  4. Florie Rogers Says:

    Eagle Creek – June 2014. Second week of June – interested in any comments. Thanks!

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