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Top Hiking Spots in and near Wasco

  • Centerville, Washington

    Hike through Dalles Mountain Ranch

    4.5
    5 mi / 480 ft gain
    Just north of The Dalles lies a park most have never heard of despite it's astounding 3,338 acres in size... Columbia Hills Historical State Park. A large park comprised of many smaller ones, the outdoor lover may come here to enjoy kayaking or fishing on the 90 acre lake, rock climb the ragged o...
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  • Condon, Oregon

    Hike Cottonwood Canyons Pinnacle Trail

    5.0
    8.6 mi / 50 ft gain
    Starting near the entrance to the fee-free Cottonwood Canyon State Park, which is one of Oregon's newest state Parks, find the large sign for the start of the Pinnacles Trail.  This park was formerly a ranch, and this largely flat trail runs along an erstwhile ranch road that follows the John Day...
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  • Lyle, Washington

    Hike Lyle Cherry Orchard

    5.0
    5 mi / 1100 ft gain
    This hike is actually on a nature preserve owned by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. It's fairly unknown and you can enjoy amazing views of the Gorge, wildflowers during the springtime, and a trek through an old oak forest. The hike begins at an unm...
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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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  • Maupin, Oregon

    White River Falls

    4.4
    0.78 mi / 177 ft gain
    White River Falls is perfect for those looking for an easy hike with great rewards. From the parking lot, it is a brisk walk to a view point, where you can immediately take in the gorgeous falls! To get down to the bottom of the falls, turn left and begin walking down the trail. You will cross a...
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  • Maupin, Oregon

    Explore White River Falls State Park

    White River Falls is located 35 miles south of The Dalles and 4.5 miles east of Tygh Valley. With only a short walk from the parking area to the viewing area and trails leading down to the water.White River Falls, which is the furthest upstream, drops about 75 feet with multiple channels, and at ...
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  • 498 Old Highway 8, Washington

    Hike the Labyrinth-Coyote Wall Loop

    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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  • Mosier, Oregon

    Hike Mosier Plateau Trail

    3.5 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't...
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  • White Salmon, Washington

    Hike Coyote Wall

    3.5
    7.5 mi / 800 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 out...
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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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  • 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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  • Hood River, Oregon

    Hike and Swim at Punchbowl Falls

    4.5
    0.5 mi
    It's a super quick hike to a fun cliff jumping swimming hole and waterfall. Be careful hiking the steep trail to the falls. Make use of the rope. Be VERY careful approaching the edge of the cliff higher up and no your limits when it comes to jumping. Always walk down and swim where you plan to ju...
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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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  • Cook, Washington

    Spirit Falls

    4.0
    1.5 mi / 516 ft gain
    NOTE: Access to this hike is currently closed. A Part of this hike goes through private land. At this time, the landowner is not granting access to hikers. There are no signs or trail head for the falls, but it's a popular spot for kayakers and photographers, so look for a faint boot path direct...
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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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