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    Top Spots in and near Skamania County

    • Yacolt, Washington

      Hike Silver Star Mountain

      4.6
      Silver Star is simply a must-do hike for adventure lovers here in the Northwest!From the parking area, take the main trail up to the first open meadow. Eds Trail splits off here, meeting back up just before the summit. Be warned, Eds Trail is much steeper in sections and is more difficult than th...
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    • North Bonneville, Washington

      Table Mountain via Aldrich Butte Trailhead

      4.7
      16 mi / 3350 ft gain
      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 split off. Instead, stay left, until you come to anot...
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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

      Metlako & Punchbowl Falls

      4.7
      5.46 mi / 1030 ft gain
      Note: The overlook at Metlako Falls is closed. Find out more info here. This is a fairly short hike. 2 miles in to Punchbowl Falls (past Metlako Falls) and then 2 miles out. I’ve done it in all sorts of conditions from 95 degree sunny summer days to a trip in a deep freeze where I got in my wets...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Wahtum Lake via Eagle Creek

      27.23 mi / 5961 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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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Ruckel Creek Falls

      4.0
      1.21 mi / 194 ft gain
      Park at the Eagle Creek Trailhead, and backtrack out towards the highway. Take the path to the right and walk alongside the highway for nearly a half mile. Stop when you are on the bridge and see the Ruckel Creek Trail to your right. If you look left, you will notice a waterfall dropping below yo...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Hike to Mossy Grotto Falls

      2.7
      1.6 mi
      Note: This trail may be closed. Additionally, getting to Mossy Grotto Falls is a very challenging adventure, especially when conditions are muddy.  Before exploring this adventure, consider checking for updates with the Forest Service for the Columbia River Gorge: (541) 308-1700.   This newly di...
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    • Ariel, Washington

      Kayak at Yale Lake

      5.0
      Just 55 miles northeast of Portland lies a body of water so pure you have to see it to believe it...that's right, we're talking about Yale Lake. One of three lakes beneath Washington's ever rumbling Mount St Helens, Yale offers the outdoor lover just about everything they could ask for: calm wat...
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    • Washougal, Washington

      Naked Falls

      5.0
      The family friendly Naked Falls is just 20 minutes outside of Camas, Washington. It is a great introduction to kids of the great Pacific Northwest. It is also a great reminder for cliff jumpers that there are still great spots that aren’t too far from home. A $12 fee per car is required for parki...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Tunnel Falls

      4.4
      11.87 mi / 2874 ft gain
      This hike begins at the Eagle Creek Trailhead. This is the same trailhead that goes to popular Punchbowl Falls. The trail to reach Tunnel Falls is 12 miles roundtrip on an out and back trail. If you continue another 0.5 miles on the trail after Tunnel Falls you will reach Twister Falls. The hike ...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Munra Point

      4.9
      4.12 mi / 1870 ft gain
      This trail is temporarily closed. Please visit the Forest Service website for updates to trails in the Columbia River Gorge. This hike starts at the Wahclella Falls trailhead, but does not use that trail. Instead, walk back towards the freeway and take a left onto the Columbia River Highway Tr...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Snow Hike to Wahclella Falls

      4.0
      2 mi
      The wooden bridges, Munra Falls, beautiful canyon walls, and the mossy grotto at the end of the canyon itself would be enough of a draw for this hike, but you round the last corner and 65 foot Wahclella Falls comes in full view.The big snow covered river rocks looked like giant marshmallows, and ...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Wahclella Falls

      4.7
      1.74 mi / 410 ft gain
      This is a very short and fairly easy, 1 mile in – 1 mile out, hike with a little bit of elevation gain. I took my time hiking and enjoying the scenery with the intention of this being a photo heavy trip. When I got to the end I spent at least an hour shooting from every angle I saw fit. Once you ...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Hamilton Mountain

      4.2
      5.61 mi / 2336 ft gain
      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 the top of Hamilton Mountain. From there you'll pass...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Hardy and Rodney Falls

      4.0
      2.17 mi / 699 ft gain
      Located along 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 will follow the trail through thick trees fo...
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    • Washougal, Washington

      Dougan Falls

      3.5
      Does camping right next to an epic swimming hole sound like a pretty good way to spend a hot summer weekend? If so, you need to add Dougan Creek Campground to your list of weekend getaways. The Dougan Falls area of the Washougal River is packed with at least a dozen deep swimming holes, but the ...
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