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The Best Hiking in Carson

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Top hiking spots in and near Carson

  • 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

    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

    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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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Wind Mountain Trail

    2.43 mi / 1047 ft gain
    Wind Mountain Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Carson, Washington.
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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Hike Wind Mountain

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 1171 ft gain
    Once you reach the parking lot, walk down the hill and find the trail head, which is easily seen as it is marked. Begin your trek up the trail. The way up is pretty much all uphill, and is a great workout for the legs.You will walk through forests and over many rocks on the way up. As soon as you...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Gorton Creek Falls Hike

    4.7
    The Gorton Creek Falls hike provides an excellent challenge for those who are searching for a bit of adventure. The trailhead starts at the Wyeth Campground day use area, and continues straight at the intersection. The first 2/3rds of the trail are relatively easy to traverse (depsite being rough...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike to Emerald Falls

    2.0
    1 mi
    Start at the Wyreth Campground day use area. If it's closed, park on the side of the road and walk in from the road way. You'll see a intersection with a wooden bridge crossing the river. Take a few pictures and continue straight on the trail. You'll go about 1/2 mile on the trail until you reach...
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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

    Wyeth to Gorge Trail

    3.99 mi / 925 ft gain
    Wyeth to Gorge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Cascade Locks, Oregon.
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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Dog Mountain Hike

    4.5
    7 mi / 2948 ft gain
    The Dog Mountain trailhead is located halfway between Stevenson and Bingen. Look for the big signed parking area just after milepost 53 (Eastbound). The parking lot fills up quickly, especially during peak wildflower season, so if you can go on a weekday that would be better.There are 3 trails to...
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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Hike Dog Mountain: The Steeper Route

    4.5
    6.9 mi / 2800 ft gain
    If you know the Columbia Gorge, you know Dog Mountain. It's the ever-rewarding, incredibly challenging, insanely popular, calf burning 6.9-mile hike that attracts hundreds of people every weekend, especially during May-June when the wildflowers are in full bloom.  If you're like me and you hate h...
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  • 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

    Starvation Ridge and Warren Lake Trail

    11.39 mi / 5121 ft gain
    Starvation Ridge and Warren Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Carson, Washington.
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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

    Mount Defiance Trail

    12.56 mi / 5167 ft gain
    Mount Defiance Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Cascade Locks, Oregon.
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