Moderate (to Three Spires)
4.8 miles round trip
1020 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Use: hikers, horses
Difficult (to Indian Point)
2600 feet elevation gain
Herman Creek’s huge canyon and nearby Nick Eaton Ridge offer hiking options for nearly everyone. For a relatively easy hike, cross a bridge to a rarely visited little waterfall.
For a more difficult loop, climb to the viewpoint atop Indian Point’s rock pinnacle, returning through the steep wildflower meadows of Nick Eaton Ridge. Mountain goats from Eastern Oregon were reintroduced into this area in 2005. From Portland, take Interstate …
If you continue west on the PCT …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.
Indian Point above Herman Creek