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    Top Spots in and near Cascade Locks

    • Hood River County, Oregon

      Camp at Elk Meadows

      4.5
      4.5 mi / 1200 ft gain
      This is a great trip for those who are new to backpacking. The hike to the quiet, peaceful Elk Meadows is relatively short, but the Newton Creek crossing presents enough difficulty to make this a fun and challenging adventure.Start at the Hood River Meadows Trailhead parking lot. Though there are...
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    • Clackamas County, Oregon

      Salmon River Trail: Short Option

      7.58 mi / 1706 ft gain
      Salmon River Trail: Short Option is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Frustration Falls

      3.0
      8.26 mi / 1854 ft gain
      The hike and possible rappel to Frustration Falls begins at the Salmon River trailhead right outside of Welches, Oregon. From the trailhead you follow the trail for about 4 miles at which point you reach Canyon View (Shown in pictures 5-6 above). From the main trail this is the only view of Frust...
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    • Clackamas County, Oregon

      Salmon River Trail

      4.5
      4.4 mi / 50 ft gain
      Largely Flat Trail4.4 Miles out and BackOld Growth ForestRiver Scouting Opportunities There are seven trailheads all off to the right of E. Salmon River Road. All are easily accessible under normal conditions. The hike meanders alongside the river, providing ample opportunities to scout the rive...
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    • White River West Sno-Park, Oregon

      Snowshoe Pacific Crest Trail at White River West

      3.4 mi / 800 ft gain
      Park at White River West Sno-Park. Walk to the north end of the parking lot. Start a very brief way up the White River Trail. After 100-200 feet, step off the main trail, to your left, and head into the woods for some solitude. To get to the Pacific Crest Trail, look for the blue diamond trail ma...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Snowshoe Mt. Hood's White River

      5.0
      4 mi / 800 ft gain
      The White River West Sno-Park is a hub of winter activities at Mt. Hood. At 4200', this area is easily accessed directly off of Route 35. The large parking lot fills up quickly on snowy weekends so arrive early to get a spot and make sure that you have an Oregon Sno-Park Permit*.The White River r...
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    • National Forest Development Road 3550, Oregon

      Snowshoe/Ski Bennett Pass Sno Park

      5.1 mi / 900 ft gain
      With easy parking right off Hwy 35 on the east side of Mt Hood, Bennett Pass is a perfect destination for a straightforward lap on cross country skis, snowshoes or accessing easy backcountry terrain for skiers and boarders.  Bennett Pass Road is a well-graded 5.1 mile out-and-back with several tr...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Camp at Trillium Lake

      4.5
      The reflection of Mt. Hood on the lake makes this trip definitely worth the visit.Try to arrive during the day so you can watch the sunset. For photographers, the south side of the lake is an amazing spot to take photos, especially on a windless day. For those looking to kayak or fish, there is a...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski to Trillium Lake

      5.0
      3.6 mi
      Starting at the parking lot for Trillium Lake located right off of Highway 26, go past the locked gate and begin walking downhill. After about a mile, you will see a fork in the road. Either way will eventually take you to the lake, but going left will be much quicker and take you to the best spo...
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    • High Prairie Trailhead, Oregon

      Lookout Mountain via High Prairie Trailhead

      2.69 mi / 531 ft gain
      Lookout Mountain should be the most popular destination in Oregon given its views to effort ratio. Mount Hood seems close enough to reach out and touch from the open, rocky summit, and views extend from the Three Sisters in the south to Mount Rainier to the north. While the hike is popular in the...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Fly Fish Lewis River, Cougar, WA

      2.0
      An 1.5 hour drive NE from Vancouver, WA this section of the Lewis River makes for a perfect day fishing trip.  Heading North on I-5 for approximately 20 miles take the Woodland / HWY 503 exit East and head towards Mt St. Helens.  You'll follow the Lewis River along Hwy 503 (Lewis River Road) the ...
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    • Mosier, Oregon

      Hiking McCall Point

      4.0
      The trail begins at the Rowena Overlook on the Old Columbia River Highway between Hood River and the Dalles. Park at the Rowena Overlook, and you find the trail on the south side of the area. Follow the trail to the top of McCall Point. The trail is fairly level at first, but then climbs steeper ...
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    • Mosier, Oregon

      Drive to the Rowena Crest Viewpoint

      4.8
      If you're looking for a minimal effort pit stop on the drive through the Columbia River Gorge with huge bang for your buck, this is the spot. Rowena Crest is an iconic viewpoint that creates a horseshoe curve along the road. This unique shape is one of the most photographed roads in Oregon. It's ...
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    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Hike Devil's Peak Lookout

      3.0
      3 mi / 660 ft gain
      The Trail:This hike is one of the 2 routes that lead to the lookout, and the shorter of the two. It requires more driving to get to the trailhead than the other, but less walking, so if that sounds appealing to you, you have come to the right place!First, you'll be greeted by a dense forest which...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Trillium Lake

      4.9
      1.89 mi / 108 ft gain
      Trillium Lake is a popular camp spot at the base of Mount Hood. It's known for it's scenery, abundant recreational activities, and is family friendly. Boating, swimming and fishing are quite popular on the 63 acre lake. There is a small boat ramp within the campground and a larger ramp available ...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Veda Lake Trail

      4.0
      2.5 mi / 748 ft gain
      This hike starts at the Fir Tree Trailhead and is an out and back 2.8 mile round trip. It's short, but there's 660 feet of elevation gain. To start, you climb steeply then it's an easy hike to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the lake. The trail descends via switchbacks down to the lake for the ...
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