The Eagle Creek fire has closed most trails from Cascade Locks to Troutdale.

Strawberry Island Loop

Western Gorge, Washington

Strawberry Island Loop
Strawberry Island (Friends' archive)

Trail Features

  • WildflowersWildflowers
  • Beautiful ViewsBeautiful Views
  • Bird ViewingBird Viewing

Trail Description Driving Directions

Hikers can enjoy an easy hike around Strawberry/Hamilton Island, which is accessible from a trailhead just west of Bonneville Dam on the Washington side. The trail meanders through woods and open meadows, and features beautiful wildflowers in the spring. Strawberry Island was named by William Clark as he walked the island and noted wild strawberries growing here. This hike is great to pair with the Fort Cascade Trail, just down the road. + Read More

Trail Details

  • Type: Loop
  • Distance: 4 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms: No
  • Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: No

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Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

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54°40' Brewing Company

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54°40' Brewing Company
Washougal, WA


Driving Directions

Strawberry Island Trailhead:  Cross Bridge of the Gods ($2 toll). Take a left and travel west on WA Hwy 14 for about 2.5 miles. Turn left at Bonneville Drive (marked by North Bonneville City entrance sign and Chevron gas station). Then turn right onto West Cascade Drive. Next turn left onto Portage Drive. Portage Drive dead ends at the baseball field and a parking lot with 25 spots. Park here. 

Coming from Vancouver: Find your way to State Hwy 14 and head east continuing past Camas/Washougal. Turn right at the main city entrance, at milepost #38, where you'll find a Chevron gas station. Turn right onto West Cascade Drive. Next turn left onto Portage Drive. Portage Drive dead ends at the baseball field and a parking lot with 25 spots. Park here.  + Read More

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