Eastern Gorge, Washington
Hiking the Weldon Wagon Trail (photographer: Micheal Drewry)
Out and back
5 miles round trip
WildflowersBeautiful ViewsCultural HistoryBird Viewing
The 2.5-mile historic wagon road built in the early 1900's to transport apples from the upper farmlands to the White Salmon River for transporting to markets. It is now a year-round trail with a wildflower show in the spring and great colors of vine maples and oak woodlands in autumn. To find the trailhead, walk 0.15 mile up a 4x4 road to a well marked sign for Weldon Wagon Trail. At 1.5 miles, the trail takes you into the White Salmon Oak Natural Conservation Area (note: no dogs allowed here). Return the way you came. At the end of the wagon road you'll find old rusted farm equipment left there to capture a feel for the past. This trail also makes for great mountain biking.