Herman Creek

  • Moderate (to Three Spires)
  • 4.8 miles round trip
  • 1020 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year
  • Use: hikers, horses


  • Difficult (to Indian Point)
  • 8-mile loop
  • 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 …

Other Options

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