Trout Creek Climbing Area
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.