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    • Cougar, Washington

      June Lake

      2.47 mi / 0 ft gain
      June Lake, is a beautiful mountain lake located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington. The out-and-back trail starts at the June Lake Trailhead and parking area. This hike is family-friendly at just under 2.5 miles to June Lake. Dogs are permitted on the trail on their leash.  This park...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Gorton Creek Falls

      4.7
      1.01 mi / 361 ft gain
      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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    • Cougar, Washington

      Mount St. Helens Summit via Worm Flows

      4.8
      10.53 mi / 5725 ft gain
      The Worm Flow Route, starting at Marble Mountain Sno Park, is the most direct winter route up to the summit. You'll start at around 2,700 feet and begin a steady walk along the trail for 2 miles. Although the trail is fairly well marked well above the snow, you'll want to pay attention to the arr...
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    • Cougar, Washington

      June Lake Loop via Pine Martin Trail

      5.0
      5.93 mi / 1079 ft gain
      In the winter you will need to start at Marble Mt. Snowpark and purchase a snow park permit. The hike starts here on the eastern side. Follow the Pine Ski Trail for about 1 mile along NF-83 Road. Then follow the June Lake Trailhead up to June Lake for about 1.5 miles. You will come to June Lake a...
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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

      Emerald Falls

      2.0
      0.65 mi / 308 ft gain
      Start at the Wyreth Campground day-use area. If it's closed, park on the side of the road and walk in from the roadway. You'll see an 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 rea...
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    • Cougar, Washington

      Explore the Ape Caves

      4.0
      As if erupting volcanoes weren't awesome enough, ancient lava flows also left behind these giant, hollow tubes as they cooled. Spend all day exploring deep underground in this 2.5 mile cave.To get there, head to the SOUTH side of Mount Saint Helens. You must pass through the town of Cougar to get...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Dog Mountain via Dog Mountain Trail

      4.5
      6.53 mi / 2858 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 ...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Dog Mountain: The Steeper Route

      4.5
      5.55 mi / 2858 ft gain
      If you know the Columbia Gorge, you know Dog Mountain. It's the ever-rewarding, incredibly challenging, insanely popular, calf-burning 6.5-mile hike that attracts hundreds of people every weekend, especially during May and June when the wildflowers are in full bloom.  If you're like me and you h...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Dry Creek Falls via PCT

      4.3
      4.44 mi / 1191 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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    • 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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    • Cougar, Washington

      Mount St. Helens Summit via Monitor Ridge

      4.4
      8.64 mi / 4652 ft gain
      Monitor Ridge is the "easiest" of the routes one can take in order to claim that they have stood on top of the sleeping giant better known as Mount St. Helens. This route is heavily favored over Worm Flows as the starting elevation is not only an additional 1,000 feet higher but the overall asce...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Mount Defiance

      3.7
      12.55 mi / 5167 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

      Lower Starvation Ridge Loop

      3.7
      2.69 mi / 1001 ft gain
      Starvation Creek Falls is an impressive 190 ft. waterfall just a few feet from the parking lot. If you don't know it's there, you'll miss it. Keep walking past the restrooms, away from the trail head to see this beautiful two-tiered waterfall. There are a couple of picnic tables near the creek to...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Warren and Lancaster Falls

      4.5
      1.89 mi / 571 ft gain
      The hike along Mt. Defiance Trail to Warren and Lancaster Falls is great if you want to get away from some of the more crowded destinations in the gorge, or just want to catch some shade during the summer. The trail is fairly easygoing, though the last 1/4th of a mile to Lancaster Falls is a bit ...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Starvation Creek Falls

      3.5
      The Starvation Creek Falls drops 141ft down into a naturally formed bowl, cascading past a wooded picnic area and onto the Columbia River. The falls are one of the easiest falls to access in the Columbia River Gorge along with Multnomah Falls, but are far less Crowded. The short 300ft walk from t...
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