East Shore

Total Miles


488.2 ft


0.4 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

East Shore is an easy road that any vehicle can do, it takes you along the Hill Creek Lake, which has plenty of camping spots. The views are amazing as you drive you will see the water peaking through the trees, and in certain spots the forest clears and you get a large opening to view the lake. This is a one-lane road, with pull-offs. There is one section that has been slightly dug out due to people trying to make it up the hill during wet conditions with 2wd vehicles or heavy trailers, it will catch you off guard if you are driving fast. I know it caught me off guard! There is little to no cellphone service in this area. If you need reception, the Dairy Queen near Chevron offers wifi, a stop for breakfast, or a full menu all day. Please remember to pack it in, pack it out, this area is known to be busy and people do tend to leave trash, clean up and keep our trails open!


Little to no difficulty, however, there is one section of the road that is getting dug out due to vehicles trying to make it up the hill during wet conditions. The road is typically unmaintained during winter and can be subject to closures.

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Access Description

From Oakridge, Turn left onto OR-58 E. Continue on Hills Creek Rd/Kitson Springs Road. Drive to NF-2118. Turn right onto Hills Creek Road/Kitson Springs Road. Turn right onto Hills Creek Crossing Bridge. Turn right onto NF-2118, and continue straight onto East Shore Road.