Top Adventures in Skamania

  • Hike To The Summit of Beacon Rock

    Beacon Rock is one of the most recognizable landmarks along the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a 848-foot basalt monolith (singular piece of rock) that was once the core of an ancient volcano. To access the rock, park in a developed parking area at th...

    1.8 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike Hamilton Mountain

    Hamilton Mountain has one of the best views in the Columbia Gorge. The hike starts out with a gradual uphill climb through an old-growth forest. After about a half-mile in you will come to a clearing where you can see the ridge line going up to th...

    7.5 miles 2100 ft gain

  • Hike to Hardy and Rodney Falls

    Located on the Hamilton Mountain Trail, the Hardy and Rodney falls out and back hike is a good alternative for those looking for a shorter hike compared to the 7.6 mile hike to the top of Hamilton Mountain.From the Hamilton Mountain Trailhead you ...

    3.5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to Ponytail Falls

    Ponytail Falls is an easy 0.8 mile hike located in the gorge that begins at Horsetail Falls. After hiking up mild switchbacks, continue to your right at the first trailhead intersection. The path levels out before coming around the mountain and op...

  • Hike the Horsetail Falls Loop

    Start off on this loop from Horsetail Falls Trailhead. It never hurts to start a hike with a view of Horsetail Falls. This 2.5 mile loop will start you off on Gorge trail #400 up Horsetail Falls Trail. You’ll encounter a few switchbacks before the...

    2.6 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike to Elowah Falls

    Multnomah Falls, which is about 5 miles from Elowah takes a large portion of the crowd due to its visibility from the highway. With that said, you may get a much more deserted Elowah Falls if you decide to take the 15 minute hike to its base.When ...

    1.4 miles 280 ft gain

  • Hike to Upper McCord Creek Falls

    Starting at the John B Yeon Trailhead parking lot, begin to walk into the forest. After a little more than a quarter mile, you will see a fork in the road, with one way leading to Elowah Falls, and the other way leading to Upper McCord Creek Falls...

    2.2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike Oneonta Gorge

    *Currently closed (except a small portion of the upper trail between Multnomah Spur and Trail #444 on Larch Mountain)...here This hike is very short (1 mile roundtrip) but does take some time to do. The trail leads down from the road into a stream...

    1 miles

  • Hike to Triple Falls

    This hike, starting at the Oneonta Trailhead is a 3.2 mile roundtrip. You will gain approximately 600 feet in elevation as the trail often switches from moderate flat easy hiking to more difficult elevation gain and even a little bit of downhill. ...

    3.2 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike Up Table Mountain

    Hike up into the forest (take the right path, not the one going left), and follow it all the way until you get to "Carpenter Lake" (which always seems to be just an empty, marshy field). Keep going and do not take the right path at the first Y spl...

    16 miles 3350 ft gain

  • Hike to Wiesendanger Falls

    You can get on the trail in about 45 minutes from Portland and 35 minutes from Hood River via I-84. Once you get out of your car in the Multnomah Falls parking lot, head over to the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge. This is a neat place to check out...

    2.8 miles 950 ft gain

  • Hike the Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop

    The Multnomah-Wahkeena loop is a classic hike in the Columbia Gorge. Few hikes take you by as many waterfalls, and the tree cover makes it a great hike in the rain.Starting at the Multnomah Falls Parking Area, head to the main viewing area of Mult...

    4.8 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Eagle Creek Overlook Grp Site

      Overview Eagle Creek Overlook Group Site is set on a forested bluff above the Columbia River, providing an ideal setting for family gatherings and group events.Developed by the Civilian Conservatio...

    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA

    • Lakeshore Trail #656

      Lost Lake Resort And Campground

      Overview Lost Lake Campground is couched between beautiful Lost Lake and Mount Hood. From Lost Lake Butte, the valley view is breathtaking, and from the viewpoint, guests can revel in the most maj...

    • Carson, Washington

      Panther Creek Campground

      Overview The Campground sits along Panther Creek at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail. Driving on FR65, 4.7 miles upstream from the campground, visitors can enjoy an easy hike to Panthe...

    • Yacolt, Washington

      Sunset Camp

      Overview Sunset Campground is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Visitors enjoy scenic views of the river and a waterfall within the campground. The campground is open all year. Recrea...

    • Carson, Washington

      Beaver Campground

      Overview Beaver Campground is nestled among large, old maple and sycamore trees, offering a quiet and private family camping experience. Its location along the Wind River provides opportunities for...

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