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French Pete Creek Trail

Easy hike through along French Pete Creek, through old growth timber.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  The French Pete Creek trail is in an old-growth forest valley in the Three Sisters Wilderness. French Pete Creek flows beside the... more »

Tips:  Head East of Eugene/Springfield on Highway 126 for about 40 miles to Cougar Reservoir (Forest Road 19). Keep right on Aufderheide Dr ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

There are restrooms located here.
You will need to fill out a free permit for Three Sisters Wilderness at the trailhead.

2. Yankee Creek

The trail crosses Yankee Creek, and there isn't a bridge. Can be a bit difficult to cross in the Winter/Spring when water flows are up.

3. Doodle Creek

This creek is similar to Yankee Creek in that it can be difficult to cross when water flows are high.

4. First Bridge Out

The trail crosses French Creek here, but there isn't a bridge. In the summer skilled rock hoppers can get across dry, in the winter/spring when water flows are up that will be impossible.

There is another trail that stays on this side of the show to the right, but it's not an official trail, and I didn't take it so I cannot vouch for it.

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