Columbia Hills Historical State Park - Horsethief Lake Petroglyphs
Eastern Gorge, Washington
alert Trail Alert, Mar 27, 2020: Most trails in the Columbia Gorge are now closed to the public due to the social distancing measures enacted by local and state health officials in Oregon and Washington. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is urging all members of the to public to stay local and give Gorge trails a break. If you can get to a neighborhood recreation spot by walking or biking, even better. Check the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department or Washington State Parks websites for additional information and breaking updates.

Hike Details
Type:
Out and back
Distance:
0.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
50 feet
Difficulty:
Easy
Trail Features
Family Friendly
Family Friendly:
Yes
Restrooms
Restrooms:
Yes miles round trip
Trailhead Pass
Trailhead Pass:
Trail Details
WildflowersWildflowersBeautiful ViewsBeautiful ViewsCultural HistoryCultural HistoryIce Age FloodsIce Age Floods
Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers a guided tour of the pictographs and petroglyphs every spring and fall. Or you can call Goldendale State Parks at 509-439-9032 to reserve a spot on their scheduled tours at 10 am on Fridays and Saturdays, April - October. You may want to plan ahead by two to three weeks, as tours fill up fast.

Download a Park Map.

Driving Directions

Horsethief Lake Trailhead:  From Oregon, from I-84 take Exit #87/Highway 197 north (The Dalles Dam bridge). Cross the Columbia River and continue about two miles to WA Hwy 14. and turn right, heading east. Turn right on WA Hwy 14 and drive about a mile to milepost #85 where the park entrance is on your right/south. From Washington, drive east or west on WA Hwy 14 along the Columbia River. The park is located at milepost #85 on the south side of WA Hwy 14.