Trout Creek Climbing Area

Trout Creek Trail, Near Madras, Oregon

Trout Creek Climbing Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Trout Creek Climbing Area has an annual closure to protect nesting golden eagles. The closure runs from January 15 -August 31 each year. During the closure, visitors to the area can use the Trout Creek campground and hike along the trail that follows the Lower Deschutes River to the south; however, they cannot leave the trail and head uphill toward the climbing area. This closure restricts access to all uses including hiking, climbing, or mountain biking.

Trout Creek is located in north-central Oregon, about 45 minutes north of Smith Rock State Park.

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