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

Washougal Waterfront Trail

Western Gorge, Washington

Washougal Waterfront Trail
​Fantastic views of Mount Hood and the Columbia River can be enjoyed all along the new trail that was formally a lumber mill and blocked access to the public. (photographer: Mitch Hammontree)

Trail Features

  • Beautiful ViewsBeautiful Views
  • Bird ViewingBird Viewing

Trail Description Driving Directions

Enjoy a walk on the newest trail in the Gorge! Providing stunning views of the Columbia River and Mt Hood this trail is the latest connection of the Gorge Towns to Trails project! This is a one mile, out-and-back, ADA-accessible paved path. Not only is this a gem in the community but it is a significant link in connecting the vision of a 30-mile continuous trail going west to Stevenson and east to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy a grassy park area, a picnic shelter, solar powered restrooms and a non-motorized vehicle launch (kayak, canoe, paddle). This is an excellent hike for families or those looking for a relaxing stroll along the river. 

Read an article about how this trail came to be and its significance to the Gorge Towns to Trails vision.   + Read More

Trail Details

  • Type: Out and back
  • Distance: 2 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
  • Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: No

  • Gorge Trailhead Passes Guide
Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities

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

November 8: Evening of Inspiration

November 8: Evening of Inspiration

Join us for a free event in Portland all about the Preserve the Wonder land campaign.

Ready, Set, GOrge!

Ready, Set, GOrge!

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Driving Directions

East of Washougal: From Hwy 14, take exit 14 and follow the roundabout to the third exit. Then continue to the second roundabout taking the second exit. Continue straight to the stop sign and park here in the parking lot.

West of Washougal: From Hwy 14, take exit 14 and follow the roundabout to the second exit. Continue straight to the second roundabout taking the first exit. Continue straight to the stop sign and park here in the parking lot.
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