Weldon Wagon
Eastern Gorge, Washington
Hiking the Weldon Wagon Trail (photographer: Micheal Drewry)
Hike Details
Type:
Out and back
Distance:
5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
1340 feet
Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail Features
Family Friendly:
No
Restrooms:
Yes
Trailhead Pass:
No
Trail Details
WildflowersBeautiful ViewsCultural HistoryCultural 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. 

Driving Directions

Weldon Wagon Trailhead:  Cross the Hood River Bridge ($2 toll). Head west onto WA Hwy 14. Drive 1.6 miles and turn right onto Highway 141 ALT. Continue 2.2 miles and turn left onto Highway 141. Go 4 miles to Husum. Turn right, before crossing over Rattlesnake Creek/Bridge, onto a gravel Indian Creek Rd. Drive 0.6 miles. Bear left onto Indian Cemetery Rd. Then continue for 0.3 miles to a 4x4 road and sign marking the Weldon Wagon Trail.