Dutton Creek Trail
Just about any place you find on TravelOregon.com can be added to your own Oregon Roadtrippers Account. Find out how.
Get on the road with Roadtrippers
We’ve partnered with Roadtrippers to provide a great way to plan a trip around Oregon. So start planning your next road trip to here, there or pretty much anywhere in Oregon.
Begin the Dutton Creek Trail from the Discovery Point Trail, where Rim Drive meets the access road for Rim Village. From this point hike southwestward and away from the lake. This is the high point of the hike. The trail descends into the Castle Creek drainage from the trailhead.
The descent is steady along the creek. There are a few stream crossings in the first mile of the hike. The grade lessens approximately one and a half miles from the trailhead, where you’ll find a small tributary to Dutton Creek and a camping area. Beyond this the slow descent continues for another mile. The trail reaches the Pacific Crest Trail in a wet flat area two and a half miles from Rim Drive. At this trail junction is another backcountry camping area.
What’s around here? Location & Nearby Things to See & Do
These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.
Is any of the information on this page incorrect?
A related Trip Idea
At the opening of the book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed writes, The Pacific Crest Trail wasn’t a world to me then. It was an idea, vague and outlandish, full of promise and mystery. Luckily you…