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Angel's Rest, OR

 
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
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

 
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

 
Moderate: 6.4 miles | 840 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls, OR

 
Easy: 3.8 miles | 500 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls, OR

 
Strenuous: 12 miles | 1640 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake, OR

 
Expert: 26.5 miles | 5310 ft.
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflowers

Elowah Falls, OR

Elowah Falls alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
Access to Elowah Falls is temporarily closed due to a complete washout of the trail right after it splits to Upper McCord Creek. The trails to Upper McCord Falls and Nesmith Point are open for use.
 
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

Larch Mountain Crater Loop alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
11/23/16: Seasonal closure - the upper section of Larch Mountain Road will close for the winter season. Every autumn the county closes upper Larch Mountain Road by installing a snow gate near mile post 10. The closure protects the traveling public from adverse weather conditions and reduces maintenance costs associated with snow removal. The gate is opened each spring.  
 
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

Multnomah - Wahkeena Falls Loop alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
Take caution: Hazardous winter conditions make this trail unsafe. Snow and ice still cover a good portion of the trail.
 
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

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

 
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

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Gibbons Creek, WA

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Gibbons Creek alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
10/1/16: Seasonal trail closure - the northern (eastern) portion of the Gibbons Creek Art Trail is closed October 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017. The trail will reopen on May 1, 2017.
 
Easy: 2.2 miles | 0 ft.
  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing
  • Ice Age Floods

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

Tom McCall Nature Preserve alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
11/1/16: Seasonal trail closure - this trail is now closed and will reopen on May 1, 2017.

The McCall Point trail, leading south from the Rowena overlook,is seasonally closed due the erodible nature of the ash-based soils which comprise the trail tread on much of the trail. The wet conditions often encountered in winter and spring result in saturated soils and when combined with human foot traffic result in severe damage to the trail tread. Hikers using the trail when the tread is saturated create ruts (or secondary trails) which, over time, funnel water down the trail rather than allowing it to drain across the trail, thus increasing erosion.


 
 
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

Wahclella Falls Loop alert Trail Alert. Click here for more info
Wahclella Falls Trail is closed until further notice. Crews are currently working to remove a large root wad blocking the trail, and saturated soils and ongoing slides have created unstable conditions, which is causing delays. 
 
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