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The Best Backpacking in Cascade Locks

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Top backpacking spots in and near Cascade Locks

  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Gorge Trail 400: Bridge of the Gods Trailhead to Wyeth

    9.49 mi / 994 ft gain
    Gorge Trail 400: Bridge of the Gods Trailhead to Wyeth is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cascade Locks, Oregon.
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  • North Bonneville, Washington

    Tamanous Trail to PCT & Gillette Lake

    6.84 mi / 1089 ft gain
    Tamanous Trail to PCT & Gillette Lake is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near North Bonneville, Washington.
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Ruckel Ridge Loop

    5.0
    8.08 mi / 3730 ft gain
    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 there are beautiful lookout points for Mount Hood,...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Backpack the Mark. O Hatfield Wilderness Via Eagle Creek

    1.0
    26 mi / 2300 ft gain
    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 since we were hoping for an early start on our drive ...
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  • North Bonneville, Washington

    Table Mountain via Aldrich Butte Trailhead

    4.7
    16 mi / 3350 ft gain
    Hike up into the forest (take the right path, not the one going left), and follow it all the way until you get to "Carpenter Lake" (which always seems to be just an empty, marshy field). Keep going and do not take the right path at the first Y split off. Instead, stay left, until you come to anot...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    North Lake via Wyeth Trail

    1.0
    12.36 mi / 4505 ft gain
    Park at the Wyeth Trailhead parking lot and start hiking south along the old road bed. At the junction with the Gorge-Wyeth Trail, bear left and follow the Wyeth Trail as it goes beneath several power lines. Follow the trail as it goes back into the woods and crosses Harphan Creek. Continue on an...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Tomlike Mountain

    4.0
    7.65 mi / 1198 ft gain
    Beginning at the Wahtum Lake trailhead, follow the Wahtum Lake Express trail down to the shore and head east (right) around the lake. At the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail, follow the Herman Creek Trail to the east (right, again). You'll begin your ascent out of the Wahtum Lake bowl and to...
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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Climb Three Corner Rock

    4.0
    Begin the short hike to Three Corner Rock by heading south on the Pacific Crest Trail from its crossing of Road CG 2090. After a steady 1.5 mile climb of roughly 600 feet, look for a large fallen sign marking the junction to Three Corner Rock. Shortly after, another older sign invites Pacific Cre...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Climb to the Top of Mount Defiance, OR

    3.7
    12 mi / 4870 ft gain
    This hike starts at the Starvation Creek Rest Area. After parking, head west back along the shoulder of the freeway, where you’ll see a wooden sign stating “Mt. Defiance Trail.” Continue heading west along the abandoned Columbia River Highway. Keep going west as you pass the junction with the Sta...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Buck Peak via Lakeshore and Huckleberry Mountain Trail

    14.3 mi / 2375 ft gain
    Buck Peak via Lakeshore and Huckleberry Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Hood River, Oregon.
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    McGee Creek Trail #627 to Barrett Spur

    15.38 mi / 4688 ft gain
    McGee Creek Trail #627 to Barrett Spur is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hood River, Oregon.
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  • Yacolt, Washington

    Hike Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista

    4.5
    6 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The Grouse Vista Trailhead is located through the town of Washougal off of highway 14 just past Camas. Once you leave the city, the road will turn to gravel and dirt though it is fairly well maintained until snow arrive and accessible by most cars so long as you're willing to get drive over loose...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Hike McNeil Point

    4.9
    10.5 mi / 2200 ft gain
    The hike to McNeil Point begins at Top Spur Trailhead, in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness. Follow signs for McNeil Point along the Pacific Crest and Timberline Trails heading north. Though there are numerous camping opportunities along the way (most of the route follows the PCT), an old stone sh...
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Yocum Ridge Trail

    18.55 mi / 4370 ft gain
    Yocum Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Cast and Burnt Lake Loop via Cast Creek and Zigzag Mountain Trails

    27.03 mi / 7556 ft gain
    Cast and Burnt Lake Loop via Cast Creek and Zigzag Mountain Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Burnt Lake and Zig Zag Mountain

    5.0
    12.27 mi / 3225 ft gain
    After getting your back country permit from a park ranger, you can park your car and head up zig zag mountain. There's a tiny 'parking lot' (lot of dirt) where you park that's right by the trailhead. The hike up to the campsites is roughly 4 miles, and it is all uphill. Not only are you surround...
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