Munra Point

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Distance

4.12 miles

Elevation Gain

1870 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by John Chau

Hike a unique three-ridgeline formation with lush views of the Columbia River Gorge. This hike is only 40 minutes away from Portland, Oregon.

This trail is temporarily closed. Please visit the Forest Service website for updates to trails in the Columbia River Gorge.

This hike starts at the Wahclella Falls trailhead, but does not use that trail. Instead, walk back towards the freeway and take a left onto the Columbia River Highway Trail. Go over the Tanner Creek bridge and take a left onto Trail #400. From here, follow Trail #400 until after the slight drop just before the freeway bridge over Moffett Creek. Here you'll see an unmaintained trail heading to the south. Head up it about 50 feet and you should see a trail sign saying "Trail Not Maintained."

Follow this trail as it steeply heads south, with Moffett Creek burbling in the distance to your right (west). The trail picks up in steepness once you get to a large rock wall to your left. Try not to cut the switchbacks that you will encounter! Eventually you will get to your first lookout that has a vertigo-inducing drop to the west. Stay on the trail and follow it all the way to the summit. After the scramble up to the tri-ridge summit, you'll be rewarded with a view of Table Mountain and Hamilton Mountain directly to your north, and Bonneville Dam and the Bridge of the Gods to your northeast.

Note:

  • There is a $5 fee at the Wahclella trailhead (or buy a $30 Annual Northwest Forest Pass at a place like REI).
  • Do not leave any belongings visible in your car due to numerous car break-ins.
  • Do not attempt this hike during wet weather, since the rocks at the summit are extremely slippery and the runout severe.
  • There is a parking lot, but spaces are limited
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over 1 year ago

Scary but YES

so much fun but bring poles and maybe gloves because some of these scrambles can get a bit scary and some extra support can seriously go a long way.

about 4 years ago

Hike Up Munra Point

Tough, but incredible views!

about 4 years ago

Worth The Effort

Definitely harder than intermediate but totally worth the views!

over 4 years ago

Fun little challenge

I just did this hike yesterday. Aside from being so close to the highway, I loved the hike. I liked that so much of it was a scramble, rather than straight forward hiking. Beautiful hike overall.  If you want more info on the hike itself, a link you can visit is http://allthepassionstrings.com/munra-point/

almost 5 years ago

Amazing view, exhausting hike

Munra Point has the best view of the Gorge I have ever seen, but the hike was absolutely brutal and it is quite easy to find yourself getting lost if you do not remember your way back down. The trail is poorly marked and your legs will be on fire when you get to the top and you will be very sweaty, but bring a camera because the views are amazing! Recommend going in the Spring or Summer.

Explorer

about 5 years ago

Great Hike And Extremely Helpful Adventure Write up

A friend of mine went on this hike back in May, and they had a rough time finding the trail with the poor cell reception along Cascade Locks. I decided to screenshot the adventure write up for this hike from The Outbound app, and it helped tremendously. This hike was pretty strenuous carrying all of my camera gear up the mountain. There are a good of amount of sections on this hike that require both hands to climb up rocks to continue along the trail. I have yet to find a hike in Southern California that offers the views and feeling of being immersed in the wilderness like this one. No waterfall on this hike, but it makes up for it with a unique trail along the top of the mountain that is only about a yard wide. I wouldn't recommend this one for kids as it is pretty dangerous at the top. I'll have to return to explore more of the mountain, but the small amount that I have experienced already made the hike worth it.

about 5 years ago

Fantastic Views And Photo Ops

Fantastic hike but pay close attention to the trail as it can be easy to miss the turn off.

Explorer

about 5 years ago

Please pick up your trash and quit vandalizing this rad spot!

Hey gang, for all future hikers who choose to conquer this scramble, PLEASE pick up your trash and any other trash that you might find out there. It's extremely disheartening to come back to a place that I love and find toilet paper, granola wrappers, and babywipes scattered around. Also, please do not carve your names, slogans, or anything whatsoever into the rocks along the northeastern ridge (or anywhere else for that matter). Thanks! -John Chau

about 5 years ago

Rewarding

I've hiked for many viewpoints at the gorge and this by far has the best view so far. It is extremely rewarding. I wouldn't say the hike is difficult for me since I am pretty fit, but going down really shot my knees a bit. Other than that, it was a fun climb to the top. It's comparable to dog mountain, but not as boring since you actually get to climb some rocks. Be careful though because there are drop offs, so don't go when it's even slightly wet. Also, it is a hike not for dogs if you ever plan on bringing your buddy. You can start at Wahclella Falls and backtrack to Tanner Creek and go from there, then turn left onto trail 400. You will be on trail 400 for a while, parallel with the highway and then there will be another left trail that leads you straight up to Munra Point.

about 5 years ago

Beautiful

It was more of a challenge than o expected, but well worth it. The view was outstanding!

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