Top Adventures in Cascade Locks

  • Hike to the Dry Creek Falls

    This is a 4.4 mile out and back hike with only 710 feet in elevation gain. From the parking area at the Bridge of The Gods Trailhead, make your way across the road to the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs parallel with I-84. Shortly you'll run int...

    4.4 miles 710 ft gain

  • Hike Herman Creek to the Pinnacles

    From the trailhead, hike up the trail for a little over a half mile until you reach the junction with the Herman Bridge Trail. At the junction, make a right and head down to the Herman Creek Bridge. Once you make it to the bridge, the trail climbs...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to Indian Point

    Park at the Herman Creek Trailhead in Cascade Locks 2 miles from the exit. Remember to bring your Northwest Forest pass or a $5 payment to park. Start ascending on the Herman Creek trail a little over a mile until you hit a three way junction for ...

    7.8 miles 2800 ft gain

  • Explore Government Cove

    From downtown Portland follow I-84 East for about 50 miles until you reach mile marker 51. Get back on the highway but Westbound until you reach mile marker 47 pull off and take a right over the train tracks and you're there.Beautiful scenery all...

  • Hike to Mossy Grotto Falls

    This newly discovered waterfall has become a favorite for photographers – even so, it has yet to receive an official name. The waterfall is located just 300 feet off the Ruckel Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge, but it can be quite challengi...

    1.6 miles

  • Hike to Metlako & Punchbowl Falls

    *Currently Closed, find out more info hereThis is a fairly short hike. 2 miles in to Punchbowl Falls (past Metlako Falls) and then 2 miles out. I’ve done it in all sorts of conditions from 95 degree sunny summer days to a trip in a deep freeze whe...

    4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Tunnel Falls

    *Currently Closed, find out more info hereThis hike begins at the Eagle Creek Trailhead. This is the same trailhead that goes to popular Punchbowl Falls. The trail to reach Tunnel Falls is 12 miles roundtrip on an out and back trail. If you contin...

    12 miles 1640 ft gain

  • Backpack the Mark. O Hatfield Wilderness Via Eagle Creek

    This is a somewhat incomplete report because we did not venture too far into the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. The sky had been threatening us with rain for the duration of our hike along Eagle Creek and we did not want to push our luck too far sin...

    26 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Photograph Ruckel Creek Falls

    Park at the Eagle Creek Trailhead, and backtrack out towards the highway. Take the path to the right and walk alongside the highway for nearly a half mile. Stop when you are on the bridge and see the Ruckel Creek Trail to your right. If you look l...

    0.5 miles 50 ft gain

  • Backpack Ruckel Ridge

    This ridge is one of the lesser known paths from the Eagle Creek Trailhead. Instead of taking Ruckel Creek Trail, find the trail leading up Ruckel Ridge. It is a far more difficult hike of about 7 miles leading up to Benson Plateau. Along the way ...

    9 miles 3700 ft gain

  • Hike Munra Point

    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 h...

    5.8 miles 1870 ft gain

  • Hike to Wahclella Falls

    This is a very short and fairly easy, 1 mile in – 1 mile out, hike with a little bit of elevation gain. I took my time hiking and enjoying the scenery with the intention of this being a photo heavy trip. When I got to the end I spent at least an h...

    2 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Cascade Locks / Portland East Koa

    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Eagle Creek Overlook Grp Site

      Overview Eagle Creek Overlook Group Site is set on a forested bluff above the Columbia River, providing an ideal setting for family gatherings and group events.Developed by the Civilian Conservatio...

    • Carson, Washington

      Panther Creek Campground

      Overview The Campground sits along Panther Creek at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail. Driving on FR65, 4.7 miles upstream from the campground, visitors can enjoy an easy hike to Panthe...

    • Lakeshore Trail #656

      Lost Lake Resort And Campground

      Overview Lost Lake Campground is couched between beautiful Lost Lake and Mount Hood. From Lost Lake Butte, the valley view is breathtaking, and from the viewpoint, guests can revel in the most maj...

    • Carson, Washington

      Beaver Campground

      Overview Beaver Campground is nestled among large, old maple and sycamore trees, offering a quiet and private family camping experience. Its location along the Wind River provides opportunities for...

    • Cook, Washington

      Moss Creek Campground

      Overview Located in the southeast corner of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and close to Columbia River Gorge, Moss Creek Campground sits alongside the Little White Salmon River. At an elevatio...

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