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North Lake

Central Gorge, Oregon

North Lake
View from the North Lake trail (photographer: Kate Harbour)

Trail Features

Trail Description Driving Directions

alert Trail Alert, Dec 14, 2018: This trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017. The Forest Service has reopened the trail, but warns hikers to enter at their own risk because of hazardous conditions, including loose rocks, falling trees and limbs, debris flows, and damaged or blocked trails. Less experienced hikers should consider an alternative to this hike while these conditions exist, and all hikers with dogs or small children should consider safer alternatives.

If you are looking for an endurance challenge, this is an excellent hike. Once you climb 3840 feet in the first four miles, keep left and descend 500 feet before regaining the elevation as you approach North Lake. + Read More

Trail Details

Columbia Gorge Car-Free

Columbia Gorge Car-Free

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Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

These trails and recreation areas in and around the Gorge are open for exploring.

Ready, Set, GOrge!

Ready, Set, GOrge!

When planning your visit to the Gorge, take Ready, Set, GOrge! to heart.

Solstice Woodfire Café

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Solstice Woodfire Café
Hood River, OR


Driving Directions

Wyeth Trailhead:  Take I-84 to Exit #51/Wyeth. Turn south, then right onto Herman Creek Rd for 200 yards. Then turn left into the signed Wyeth campground. Follow trailhead signs to the far back of the campground to the parking lot. + Read More

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