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Badger Creek

(to creekside boulders)
5.8 miles round trip
400 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Use: hikers, horses

Difficult (to Badger Lake)
21.8 miles round trip
2300 feet elevation gain
Open May to early November

Badger Creek’s wilderness canyon climbs from the sagebrush flats of Central Oregon to the alpine forests of Mt. Hood. In the middle it crosses a strange, mixed zone known as a pine-oak grassland. A short hike along Badger Creek visits this botanically fascinating middle zone, rich with wildflowers from both the high desert and the mountains. If you continue on a longer trek or backpacking trip you can climb to the creek’s headwaters at a high mountain lake.

To drive here from Portland, take Highway...

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