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The Best Hiking in Cascade Locks

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Top hiking spots in and near Cascade Locks

  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike to the Dry Creek Falls

    4.2
    4.4 mi / 710 ft gain
    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 into a street that goes under I-84. Make your way up...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike Herman Creek to the Pinnacles

    4.5
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    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, and can get a little steep as you head toward th...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike to Indian Point

    5.0
    7.8 mi / 2800 ft gain
    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 Gorton Creek Trail #408, Trail #400 and Herman Cre...
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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

    Herman Creek to Wyeth Traverse

    8.96 mi / 1640 ft gain
    Herman Creek to Wyeth Traverse is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Cascade Locks, Oregon.
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Herman Creek Trail

    20.25 mi / 5131 ft gain
    Herman Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cascade Locks, Oregon.
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Wauna Viewpoint Trail

    3.26 mi / 1086 ft gain
    Wauna Viewpoint Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Cascade Locks, Oregon.
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike to Mossy Grotto Falls

    2.7
    1.6 mi
    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 challenging to access. The rewards are well worth the slipp...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Metlako & Punchbowl Falls

    4.7
    5.46 mi / 1030 ft gain
    Note: The overlook at Metlako Falls is closed. Find out more info here. This 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 where I got in my wets...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike to Tunnel Falls

    4.4
    12 mi / 1640 ft gain
    *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 continue another 0.5 miles on the trail after Tunnel Fal...
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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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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Photograph Ruckel Creek Falls

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    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 left, you will notice a waterfall dropping below yo...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Munra Point

    4.9
    4.12 mi / 1870 ft gain
    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 Tr...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Snow Hike to Wahclella Falls

    4.0
    2 mi
    The wooden bridges, Munra Falls, beautiful canyon walls, and the mossy grotto at the end of the canyon itself would be enough of a draw for this hike, but you round the last corner and 65 foot Wahclella Falls comes in full view.The big snow covered river rocks looked like giant marshmallows, and ...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Wahclella Falls

    4.7
    1.74 mi / 410 ft gain
    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 hour shooting from every angle I saw fit. Once you ...
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