trip reports

December 29, 2019

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

9 miles with 1,800 ft gain

I’m really enjoying hiking in the forests of the Gorge this winter! We started at the Herman Creek trailhead and took the Herman Bridge Trail to the PCT, then stopped for lunch at the Pinnacles before continuing to Dry Creek Falls and back. There is a shorter route to the waterfall that begins near the Bridge of the Gods, but we were looking for a longer hike in the woods. We lucked out and it didn’t rain all day – and while it was cold, the forest protected us from the wind that we could hear howling above us.

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

This section of mossy boulders has been a favorite for a long time.

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

Herman Bridge Trail

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

bridge over Herman Creek

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

Herman Creek

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

A lot of this bright yellow green moss survived the Eagle Creek fire.

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

looking up at mystical formations

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

one of several talus slopes the trail passes through

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

the Pinnacles!

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

PCT sign on Dry Creek bridge

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

Dry Creek Falls

Category: Columbia River Gorge (OR)