Still Creek Cheat Sheet
Hiking Distance: 3.2 Miles
Elevation Gain: 300′
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Bikes Allowed: No
Horses Allowed: No
Parking Fee: None
Bathrooms: Pit toilets at campground
Features: Old-growth Forest, Creek, Solitude
Distance from Burnside Bridge: 49 Miles
This little-known hike is a lovely and quiet stroll through an old-growth forest. It is a great choice of you have kids or if you want to take a walk in nature without pushing yourself too hard.
You’ll walk along Camp Creek only briefly at the beginning of the hike and Still Creek briefly at the turnaround point, but can hear rushing water often throughout the hike. There aren’t any fancy views or waterfalls, but the quiet and solitude of this hike make it feel special.
After hiking for about a mile and a half you’ll reach a road. Cross the road and walk down to the creek for a nice place to sit or have a picnic. This is your turnaround point.
Here’s a link to the Still Creek Trail Map.
Notes for getting there: The Still Creek Trail can be tricky to find. It begins at the Camp Creek Campground, which is 22.4 miles east of Sandy, off of U.S. Hwy 26. If heading east, the campground sign will be on your right. After pulling off of 26 into the campground, take a left at the first fork and a right at the second. Park across the road from the pedestrian bridge.
Here’s a link to the Still Creek trailhead location.