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    Top Spots in and near Cascade Locks

    • Hood River, Oregon

      Bike from Hood River to The Dalles

      2.0
      40 mi / 2800 ft gain
      The ride from Hood River to The Dalles is one of the best 20 mile stretches of road biking in Oregon, and arguably the best. The ride starts out in the wonderful town of Hood River - a tourist and adventure destination in its own right - and follows the historic Columbia River Gorge highway (US-3...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Climb Rooster Rock

      5.0
      Head to Rooster Rock State Park off exit 25 on I-84 E in the Columbia River Gorge. Park at the west end of the park.There are multiple paths at the west end of the park heading south to I-84. If you go too far west, you will hit water. Pick one of these paths which lead to the edge of the freeway...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Night Sky Shooting at Vista House

      3.0
      The Vista House located in the Columbia River Gorge offers those looking to photograph the night sky without traveling long distance from Portland the opportunity to do so. Vista House is just far enough away from Portland's light pollution to allow you to capture enough stars on a clear night.T...
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    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Ramona Falls Loop

      4.7
      7.17 mi / 1148 ft gain
      I'd been wanting to do this hike for quite a while, and when I found work taking me to Portland, I made my return trip through the Mt. Hood wilderness area. I started this Hike from the Ramona Falls trailhead, which is the most popular starting point. The easiest way to find the trailhead, is t...
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    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Burnt Lake and Zigzag 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 Zigzag 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 surrounde...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Camp Forlorn Lakes & Explore Guler Ice Cave

      Camp at scenic and easily-accessible Forlorn Lakes, where the 25 campsites ($10/night) are both isolated and roomy. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring and provide access to the series of lakes, as well as the East Crater Trailhead which leads into the Indian Heaven Wilderness.Nearby, explore...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Cooper Spur

      5.0
      6.87 mi / 3097 ft gain
      Cooper Spur is located on the north east side of Mount Hood. This is the hike to do if you want to get up close and personal with the mountain. To get there you have to drive around 10 miles up a bumpy dirt road, once off the main road. Low-clearance vehicles can make it but high clearance vehic...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Snowshoe to the Tilly Jane A-Frame

      5.0
      2.7 mi / 1900 ft gain
      Built in the 1930's, the Tilly Jane A-Frame sits on the North side of Mount Hood at around 6,000ft. The cabin is very popular during winter months as it is located only 1,000ft below the tree line and offers beautiful snowshoeing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding opportunities, yet is also a popul...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Dry Fly Fishing the East Fork of Hood River

      4.0
      This river may be a bit under the radar at the moment but not for long.  This section doesn't have the big fish, that the main fork of the Hood River does but it will keep you busy with modest active trout perfect for a 3 or 5 weight rod in the summer time and a dry fly.   It's a great beginner &...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Indian Heaven to Blue Lake

      4.5
      6.71 mi / 997 ft gain
      Crowds and mosquitoes were nonexistent as we went a bit early in the season. The trails were all covered in snow, but we were able to do some way finding with a GPS and topo map. 3.5 miles in we found a dry spot next to Blue Lake and set up shop. After dropping off our gear we climbed up Gifford...
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    • White Salmon, Washington

      Coyote Wall Loop

      3.5
      6.29 mi / 1962 ft gain
      Coyote Wall is a relatively uncrowded trail system in the Columbia River Gorge that provides outstanding views of the Columbia River. The trail system is made up primarily of user-created mountain biking trails, allowing hikers a choose-your-own-adventure approach to exploring the area. Start o...
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    • Mosier, Oregon

      Mosier Plateau Trail

      2.79 mi / 600 ft gain
      The Columbia River Gorge is full of hidden gems, especially for new folks like me. I just found out about this little trail right in the middle of Mosier Oregon.  The trail is great for new hikers, and if you have some friends visiting this would be the perfect trail to take them on if they don'...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Tamanawas Falls

      4.4
      3.37 mi / 722 ft gain
      This easy trail in the Mt Hood National Forest has a journey just as lovely as the destination. The hike follows closely along the banks of Cold Spring Creek, up through a massive boulder field, and finally arrives at the 150ft tall Tamanawas Hiking directions: Starting at the East Fork- Tamanaw...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Snowshoe to Tamanawas Falls

      4.5
      3.6 mi / 590 ft gain
      Starting at the Sherwood Trailhead, follow the sign towards Tamanwas Falls. You will walk through the woods towards the river, and cross it on the log bridge. After crossing the creek, you will begin to head uphill. Keep going this way through the woods for nearly 2 miles, and you will reach the ...
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    • 498 Old Highway 8, Washington

      Labyrinth-Coyote Wall Loop

      6.42 mi / 1555 ft gain
      Sadly because of the devastating Eagle Creek fire on the Oregon side of the Gorge, most of the trails are closed for restoration. As a result more hikers are heading to the Washington side and heading further east for Gorge day hikes. Heading east gets you some sunnier skies and prime wildflower ...
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    • Amboy, Washington

      Siouxon Trail to 14 Mile Falls

      5.0
      13.03 mi / 2310 ft gain
      When you park at the top of the trail, all you see is layers and layers of emerald trees and ground clear of any underbrush. Once on the trail, you start on a rapid decline that brings you to the first of the many streams along this hike. Cross the bridge made out of logs and head towards the ma...
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