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The Best Hiking in Skamania County

Looking for the best hiking in Skamania County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Skamania County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Skamania County

  • Skamania County, Washington

    Falls Creek Falls

    4.8
    5.82 mi / 1512 ft gain
    The trail to Falls Creek Falls is well maintained with a few short moderately steep areas. The trail hugs the creek for the first mile, and takes you through old growth trees for the second mile. Once the falls are in sight, make sure to stop and look up to see the top tier through the trees. It'...
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  • Skamania County, Washington

    Indian Heaven to Blue Lake

    4.5
    6.71 mi / 997 ft gain
    Crowds and mosquitoes were nonexistent as we went a bit early in the season. The trails were all covered in snow, but we were able to do some way finding with a GPS and topo map. 3.5 miles in we found a dry spot next to Blue Lake and set up shop. After dropping off our gear we climbed up Gifford...
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  • Carson, Washington

    Hike to Panther Creek Falls

    4.6
    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    This hidden beauty is just north of Carson, Washington. Watch for Panther Creek campground signs and follow the twisting road about 7 miles to a rock quarry and park there. The trail begins just off the road about 50 yards back - keep an eye out for signs for the trailhead and listen for the fall...
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  • Skamania County, Washington

    Hike to McClellan Falls

    1.0
    0.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    The trail begins at the end of Forest Service Road 5110. Find the faint path and follow it downstream. A side trail takes you to the 30 ft. Upper Curly Creek Falls. Follow along the steep canyon another 500 yards and you'll hear the falls. Once you've established where they are, backtrack a bit ...
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  • Skamania County, Washington

    Camp Forlorn Lakes & Explore Guler Ice Cave

    Camp at scenic and easily-accessible Forlorn Lakes, where the 25 campsites ($10/night) are both isolated and roomy. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring and provide access to the series of lakes, as well as the East Crater Trailhead which leads into the Indian Heaven Wilderness.Nearby, explore...
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  • Carson, Washington

    Zig Zag Lake Trail

    0.84 mi / 525 ft gain
    Zig Zag Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stevenson, Washington.
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  • Amboy, Washington

    Backpack the Siouxon Trail

    5.0
    12 mi / 500 ft gain
    When you park at the top of the trail, all you see is layers and layers of emerald trees and ground clear of any underbrush.Once on the trail, you start on a rapid decline that brings you to the first of the many streams along this hike. Cross the bridge made out of logs and head towards the main...
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  • Skamania County, Washington

    Spencer Butte Trail

    6.27 mi / 1542 ft gain
    Spencer Butte Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Cougar, Washington.
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  • Skamania County, Washington

    Hike to Lewis River Falls

    4.3
    Distance: 5.4 milesElevation Change: 500ftThis Lewis River hike starts at Lower Falls then follows the Lewis River Trail #31, detours up to Copper Creek, before returning back to the main trail for the magnificent Upper Falls. Enticing views of the crystalline water in the Lewis River will make y...
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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Climb Three Corner Rock

    4.0
    Begin the short hike to Three Corner Rock by heading south on the Pacific Crest Trail from its crossing of Road CG 2090. After a steady 1.5 mile climb of roughly 600 feet, look for a large fallen sign marking the junction to Three Corner Rock. Shortly after, another older sign invites Pacific Cre...
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  • Skamania County, Washington

    Steamboat Mountain Trail

    1.23 mi / 433 ft gain
    Steamboat Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Trout Lake, Washington.
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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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  • Cougar, Washington

    Hike the Lava Canyon

    3.0
    6.5 mi
    Starting at the Lava Canyon Trailhead, you will walk on a paved trail down a few switchbacks until you reach the river, where you can go right or left. Either way takes you to the suspension bridge, but I recommend going right if you are following this guide. It will make more sense in a moment.A...
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  • Cougar, Washington

    Hike to Ape Canyon

    9.6 mi / 1650 ft gain
    Not to be confused with the ever so popular Ape Caves, the Ape Canyon is a moderately challenging hike that remains above ground, climbing a total of 1650 feet in elevation parallel to the Muddy River.  Although originally designed as a hiking trail, this route has become increasingly popular wit...
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  • 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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