- 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.