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The Best Backpacking in Lyle

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Top backpacking spots in and near Lyle

  • 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

    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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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Elk Meadows Loop

    14.07 mi / 3219 ft gain
    Elk Meadows Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon.
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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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  • Dufur, Oregon

    Flag Point

    8.59 mi / 1765 ft gain
    Flag Point is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Dufur, Oregon.
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Tomlike Mountain

    4.0
    7.65 mi / 1198 ft gain
    Beginning at the Wahtum Lake trailhead, follow the Wahtum Lake Express trail down to the shore and head east (right) around the lake. At the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail, follow the Herman Creek Trail to the east (right, again). You'll begin your ascent out of the Wahtum Lake bowl and to...
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  • Tygh Valley, Oregon

    Tygh Creek Trail

    12.68 mi / 3340 ft gain
    Tygh Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dufur, Oregon.
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Buck Peak via Lakeshore and Huckleberry Mountain Trail

    14.3 mi / 2375 ft gain
    Buck Peak via Lakeshore and Huckleberry Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Hood River, Oregon.
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Gorge Trail 400: Bridge of the Gods Trailhead to Wyeth

    9.49 mi / 994 ft gain
    Gorge Trail 400: Bridge of the Gods Trailhead to Wyeth is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cascade Locks, Oregon.
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    McGee Creek Trail #627 to Barrett Spur

    15.38 mi / 4688 ft gain
    McGee Creek Trail #627 to Barrett Spur is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hood River, Oregon.
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Elk Meadows South Trail

    5.55 mi / 1184 ft gain
    Elk Meadows South Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon.
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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    McNeil Point via Top Spur Trailhead

    4.9
    7.17 mi / 2428 ft gain
    The hike to McNeil Point begins at Top Spur Trailhead, in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness. Follow signs for McNeil Point along the Pacific Crest and Timberline Trails heading north. Though there are numerous camping opportunities along the way (most of the route follows the PCT), an old stone s...
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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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