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Trip Report

Iron Creek Campground Loop

South Cascades

Trip Report By

WTA Member


Hiked Jun 26, 2019

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free

Wednesday morning of my research trip, I had a lovely little hike around the Iron Creek Campground loop. I was fully expecting it to be overgrown and neglected, but was absolutely thrilled to see it was in excellent shape, aside from a bit of brushing that could stand to be done near campground loop B. 

Aside from some very tall Devil's club though, the trail was a complete delight. I lost myself walking among the enormous trees, and admiring the oxalis and other groundcover. 

It was so tempting to just sit and hang out near the river; and there was lots of real estate to do so. The only area I had some trouble was where the trail heads back into the woods -- there's a pretty obvious trail continuing along the river, but that's not the official route.

When I doubled back to the original junction, I noticed wooden arrows that had been added onto logs to point the correct way. So maybe not as confusing as I thought, but considering how well the rest of the trail was signed it was a surprise.

I saw just a couple of other people on trail, and even though I circumnavigated the campground, I heard a few other campers but didn't really see anyone else.