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Angel's Rest, OR

Angel's Rest alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
 
Moderate: 5 miles | 1500 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Ice Age Floods

Angel's to Devil's Rest Loop, OR

 
Expert: 10.7 miles | 2770 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Augspurger Mountain, WA

 
Expert: 16 miles | 4400 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Balfour-Klickitat Loop, WA

 
Easy: 0.75 miles | 150 ft.
  • Bird Viewing

Beacon Rock, WA

 
Easy: 1.8 miles | 680 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Cultural History
  • Ice Age Floods

Bell Creek Loop, OR

 
Expert: 14.5 miles | 3330 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Benson Plateau Loop, OR

 
Expert: 16.2 miles | 4080 ft.
  • Wildflowers

Bridal Veil Falls, OR

 
Easy: 0.6 miles | 70 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Cape Horn Loop, WA

Cape Horn Loop alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home. 

From Feb. 1-July 15, the lower section of the Cape Horn trail has a seasonal closure for nesting peregrine falcons. The closed section is located between a point about a half-mile southwest of the west pedestrian underpass/tunnel at SR-14 and the bottom of Cape Horn Rd. Failure to respect the closure can result in as much as a $5,000 fine, and future use of the trail is dependent on hikers respecting this closure.
 
Strenuous: 8.3 miles | 1500 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing
  • Ice Age Floods
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Cape Horn, Upper, WA

Cape Horn, Upper alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home. 
 
Moderate: 5 miles | 1000 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing
  • Ice Age Floods
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Catherine Creek Arch Loop, WA

 
Easy: 1.9 miles | 325 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Cultural History
  • Wildflowers

Catherine Creek Labyrinth, WA

 
Moderate: 5.5 miles | 1000 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Dog Creek Falls, WA

 
Easy: 0.2 miles | 0 ft.
  • Waterfall

Dog Mountain Loop, WA

Dog Mountain Loop alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
From April 15 - June 18, take the shuttle bus to Dog Mountain Trailhead from Skamania County Fairgrounds. This shuttle bus operates only on Saturday & Sundays running every 15-20 minutes for $2 round trip. Historically the parking lot is full by 10 a.m. and it is illegal and unsafe to park on Hwy 14. The balsamroot blooms are expected to be later than usual this year; possibly as late as mid-June. Read press release.
 
Strenuous: 6.9 miles | 2820 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Dry Creek Falls to Herman Creek, OR

 
Easy: 8.6 miles | 750 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Eagle Creek to High Bridge, OR

Eagle Creek to High Bridge alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
 
Moderate: 6.4 miles | 840 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls, OR

Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
 
Easy: 3.8 miles | 500 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls, OR

Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
 
Strenuous: 12 miles | 1640 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake, OR

Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
 
Expert: 26.5 miles | 5310 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Elowah Falls, OR

 
Moderate: 1.5 miles | 260 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Falls Creek Falls, WA

 
Easy: 3.4 miles | 700 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Fort Cascades Loop, WA

 
Easy: 1.5 miles | 0 ft.
  • Cultural History
  • Ice Age Floods

Gillette Lake, WA

 
Moderate: 5.4 miles | 648 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Green Point Ridge, OR

 
Expert: 15 miles | 5000 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Greenleaf Overlook, WA

 
Moderate: 8.8 miles | 800 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

 
Strenuous: 9.4 miles | 2100 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Hardy Ridge Loop, WA

 
Strenuous: 9 miles | 2500 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Herman Creek to Casey Creek, OR

 
Strenuous: 7.4 miles | 2000 ft.
  • Wildflowers

Herman Creek to Mud Lake, OR

 
Expert: 17.8 miles | 3400 ft.
  • Wildflowers

Hole-in-the-Wall Falls , OR

 
Easy: 1.2 miles | 100 ft.
  • Waterfall

Horsetail Falls Loop, OR

 
Easy: 2.3 miles | 440 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Horsetail, Ponytail & Triple Falls, OR

 
Moderate: 4.4 miles | 680 ft.
  • Waterfall

Indian Point Loop, OR

 
Strenuous: 7.6 miles | 2800 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Klickitat Trail - Swale Canyon, WA

 
Moderate: 10.2 miles | 1000 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing
  • Cultural History
  • Wildflowers

Lancaster Falls, OR

 
Easy: 1.6 miles | 100 ft.
  • Waterfall

Larch Mountain Crater Loop, OR

 
Moderate: 6 miles | 1100 ft.
  • Wildflowers

Latourell Falls Loop, OR

 
Easy: 2.4 miles | 520 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Lyle Cherry Orchard, WA

 
Moderate: 5 miles | 1500 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Ice Age Floods
  • Wildflowers

Mitchell Point, OR

 
Strenuous: 2.6 miles | 1270 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Mosier Creek Falls, OR

 
Easy: 0.4 miles | 200 ft.
  • Waterfall

Mosier Plateau, OR

 
Moderate: 3.5 miles | 600 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing
  • Ice Age Floods
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Mosier Twin Tunnels, OR

 
Easy: 14 miles | 300 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Mount Defiance, OR

 
Expert: 12.2 miles | 4900 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Multnomah - Wahkeena Falls Loop, OR

 
Moderate: 4.8 miles | 1540 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Multnomah Falls, OR

 
Easy: 2.6 miles | 700 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall

Multnomah Falls to Devil's Rest, OR

 
Strenuous: 8.4 miles | 2368 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall

Nesmith Point, OR

 
Expert: 10.2 miles | 3700 ft.
  • Wildflowers

Nick Eaton Ridge Loop, OR

 
Expert: 14 miles | 3840 ft.
  • Wildflowers

North Lake, OR

 
Expert: 11.4 miles | 4240 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Oneonta Gorge to Lower Oneonta Falls, OR

Oneonta Gorge to Lower Oneonta Falls alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
Please stay clear of Oneonta Gorge, which is closed for public safety due to flash flood conditions that destabilized the upper canyon and carried rocks, fallen trees, and debris with it. The area is closed to the public until we are able to re-assess the stability of the upper part of the slot canyon and ensure the risk of flash floods has subsided. 
 
Easy: 0.6 miles | 400 ft.
  • Waterfall

Panther Creek Falls, WA

 
Easy: 0.4 miles | 200 ft.
  • Waterfall

River-to-Rock, WA

 
Easy: 1.5 miles | 250 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Cultural History
  • Ice Age Floods

Rooster Rock Loop, OR

 
Easy: 2.25 miles | 50 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Rowena Plateau Loop, OR

 
Easy: 2.5 miles | 250 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Ice Age Floods
  • Wildflowers

Sams Walker Loop, WA

 
Easy: 1.1 miles | 50 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing

Shepperds Dell Falls, OR

 
Easy: 0.2 miles | 0 ft.
  • Waterfall

Silver Star Mountain - Ed's Trail Loop, WA

Silver Star Mountain - Ed's Trail Loop alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
The Forest Service roads up to Ed's Trailhead are in very poor condition this year; much worse than in year's past. You will encounter potholes, boulders, stream channels, and washboarding. A mid to high-clearance car is necessary. 
 
Moderate: 5 miles | 1500 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

St. Cloud Loop, WA

 
Easy: 0.5 miles | 150 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Starvation Creek Falls, OR

 
Easy: 0.1 miles | 0 ft.
  • Waterfall

Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, OR

 
Moderate: 2.5 miles | 700 ft.
  • Waterfall

Starvation Creek to Warren Lake, OR

 
Expert: 11 miles | 4000 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Strawberry Island Loop, WA

 
Moderate: 4 miles | 0 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing
  • Wildflowers

Table Mountain - Heartbreak Ridge Loop, WA

Table Mountain - Heartbreak Ridge Loop alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
This trailhead is no longer accessible. The alternate route to Heartbreak Ridge is by using the Bonneville Trailhead. Please note this doubles the mileage. Learn more and spread the word.
 
Expert: 8 miles | 3200 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Tanner Butte, OR

 
Expert: 17 miles | 4500 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Tanner Ridge to Dublin Lake, OR

 
Expert: 13 miles | 3600 ft.
  • Wildflowers

The Dalles Riverfront Trail, OR

 
Easy: 3 miles | 200 ft.
  • Beautiful Views

Tom McCall Nature Preserve, OR

 
Moderate: 5 miles | 1070 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Wildflowers

Toothrock, OR

 
Moderate: 4 miles | 200 ft.
  • Cultural History

Triple Falls, OR

 
Moderate: 5 miles | 740 ft.
  • Waterfall

Upper McCord Creek Falls, OR

 
Easy: 2.2 miles | 600 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Wahclella Falls Loop, OR

 
Easy: 1.8 miles | 300 ft.
  • Waterfall

Wahkeena Falls, OR

 
Easy: 2.8 miles | 850 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall

Washougal Waterfront Trail, WA

 
Easy: 2 miles | 0 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing

Wauna Point, OR

 
Strenuous: 9.4 miles | 3380 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Waterfall

Weldon Wagon, WA

 
Moderate: 5 miles | 1340 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing
  • Cultural History
  • Wildflowers

Whistle Punk Interpretive Loop, WA

 
Easy: 2.5 miles | 0 ft.
  • Cultural History