The trail climbs gradually, generally following Bridge Creek. It passes first through the 1979 Bridge Creek burn, then enters stands of large fir and spruce trees, and finally reaches alpine meadows at the 370 road. One mile in the Swampy Lakes Trail #23 crosses, providing two loop opportunities back to the trailhead, via South Fork Trail #25 or North Fork Trail #24.2. Much longer loops can be made via the Metolious-Windigo Trail #99. Upper portions of this trail usually remain snowbound until midsummer.
*Note: Bridge Creek trail lies entirely within the City of Bend Watershed and is thus closed to dogs, mountain bikes, pack animals, and camping to protect Bend's drinking water. Please register at the watershed boundary permit box upon entry.
Directions: From Bend, Trail begins 13 miles west of Bend, out Skyliner Road, at Tumalo Falls Picnic Area and Trailhead. Start by heading up the North Fork Trail #24.2 for 0.1 mile, then look on the left for the Bridge Creek Trail sign. Northwest Forest Pass required. Watershed Permits, self-issued at the boundary, are also required.
Elevation: 4,950 feet
Elevation Gain: 1,150 feet
Distance: 6.3 miles
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