Ruckel Creek


9.6 miles round trip

3700 feet elevation gain

Open April through November

The challenging Ruckel Creek Trail climbs nearly 4000 feet to the forested Benson Plateau. The path approaches Ruckel Creek only twice, instead visiting Indian-dug pits, a clifftop viewpoint, and meadowed slopes dotted with late spring wildflowers.

From Portland, take Interstate …

Other Options The hardiest of adventurers can turn this hike into a loop by starting out on …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.