Eagle Creek Trail, Wachlella Falls And Others Reopen After 2017 Eagle Creek Fire

Wahclella Falls in 2014, several years before the Eagle Creek Fire. Photo by David Kingham via Flickr CC2.

In 2017 a large portion of the Columbia River Gorge was damaged during the Eagle Creek Fire, a 49 thousand acre fire caused by firecrackers thrown by a 15-year-old boy.  The fire was incredibly destructive and caused long term closures to popular scenic hiking trails.  Some of those trails, including the Eagle Creek Trail have finally reopened just in time to go hiking in 2021.

The Eagle Creek Trail is a well loved, heavily trafficked trail not far from Cascade Locks.  It’s a cliffside hike which overlooks Eagle Creek, has pretty

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