Snow Hike Munra Point

Oregon Wahclella Falls Trail

Added by Hannah Kemp

A hard journey to a beautiful 360 degree view of the Columbia River Gorge.

Please do not attempt this hike if you are not comfortable with hiking in a lot of snow and ice. Many people have been seriously injured in the dry season, making this hike even more difficult in the Winter. This trail is not maintained like many of the other trails in the gorge. Always double check your footing before you make a full step.

You can start this at the John B Yeon trailhead or at Wahclella Falls. I started at Wahclella. You will not go onto the Wahclella Falls Trail though. Leaving the parking lot take a left over the Tanner Creek Bridge, you will then make a left up onto Gorge Trail 400. Follow this trail for a while and eventually you will make another left up into the forest. Some parts of this trail are steep so be prepared. Stay on the trail from here, the trail may be hard to find with the snow. If you feel uncomfortable turn around. You will scramble up rock walls on your way to the summit. Always double check your footing because it may be very icy and one wrong move could result in injury. Do not climb the chimney on the top unless you can do so unassisted.

While this hike is very difficult and not for the faint of heart, the views are well worth it.

For those who want to experience Munra Point more safely, check it out in the Summer.

Pack List

  • Waterproof clothing
  • Food and water
  • NW forest Pass
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking sticks
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Expert

Season:

Winter

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1740 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Forest
River
Scenic

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4 months ago

Awesome Hike

Loved this hike, one of my favorites so far in Oregon. It had less snow than in these pics, and to be honest, I'm kinda glad. Much more and I would have wanted crampons probably. Beautiful views. I had some trouble finding the trail head, just use the directions on oregonhiker.org and you will get there.

4 months ago

Added by Hannah Kemp

I'm a student, but would rather be outdoors.

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