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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Hike to Norway Pass

      4.4 mi / 860 ft gain
      Just 96 miles south of Seattle, and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Mt. St. Helens and its wild, rugged beauty awaits you.Starting at the Norway Pass Trailhead parking lot, walk a dusty and sometimes ashy trail through recovering forest, low brush, wildflowers and blown down, sun bleached logs. T...
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    • Hood River, Oregon

      Punchbowl Falls

      4.5
      0.42 mi / 92 ft gain
      Getting to Punchbowl Falls is a super quick hike to a fun cliff-jumping swimming hole and waterfall. Be careful hiking the steep trail to the falls. Make use of the rope. Be VERY careful approaching the edge of the cliff higher up and know your limits when it comes to jumping. Always walk down a...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Camp at Takhlakh Lake

      5.0
      Takhlakh Lake is located 7 miles NW of Mt Adams with a 53 site campground on the west side of the lake as well as a day use picnic area.The campground features a boat ramp and a wheelchair-accessible 1.1 mile flat trail, which encircles the lake, and accesses the Meadows Trail that climbs up to t...
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    • Multnomah County, Oregon

      Multnomah Falls

      4.2
      2.61 mi / 1214 ft gain
      Multnomah Falls is worth a quick stop anytime you're visiting the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon. This waterfall is the tallest in Oregon at 620 feet and the third largest in the Pacific Northwest behind Bridal Veil Falls (1,289 feet) and Green Lake Falls (979 feet) and has a...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Wiesendanger Falls

      3.02 mi / 1591 ft gain
      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 after your hike. Then, follow the crowds to the ...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop

      4.3
      5.11 mi / 2162 ft gain
      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 Multnomah Falls. If you get there early in the morn...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Larch Mountain's Summit

      4.0
      13.28 mi / 4629 ft gain
      Done as a loop or one way shuttle (in summer/fall), the full Larch Mountain experience starts at the large (but still always full) Multnomah Falls parking lot. There you'll have the chance to grab a final snack, use the restroom, and fill water bottles before joining all the "tourist" hikers on t...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Hike to the Summit of Coldwater Peak

      12.2 mi / 2000 ft gain
      While thousands of visitors come to witness the raw power and devastation left behind from Mount St Helens' famous 1980 eruption, few wander past the groomed paths surrounding the Johnston Ridge Observatory. It is beyond these paths where you come across the more commonly designed backcountry tra...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Hike to Coldwater Peak via Boundary Trail

      5.0
      14.8 mi / 2700 ft gain
      The Boundary trail is amazing. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. You can climb various peaks and viewpoints right off the trail, but this trip report is for climbing Coldwater Peak and hiking up to Harry's Ridge Viewpoint on the way. H...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Wahkeena Falls

      4.0
      0.48 mi / 427 ft gain
      This Waterfall is located along the Colombia River Gorge and is surrounded by many other, much more trafficked waterfalls so it gets a lot fewer visitors. This is a beautiful spot to relax at, take photos, and get away from some of the crowds. The bottom of the falls end right at the parking lot ...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Fairy Falls

      4.8
      2.02 mi / 1293 ft gain
      Fairy Falls sits in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, not much more than a mile from the Wahkeena Trailhead. The parking lot is right off the Old Columbia River Highway and will be packed with cars in the summer. Head up the trail towards Wahkeena Falls, which is not far up the hill. This f...
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    • Washougal, Washington

      Cape Horn Trail

      4.3
      6.76 mi / 1795 ft gain
      The Cape Horn Trail is great for those who are short on time, but still want to get outside for something close by with great views. Located just 35 min east of Portland, the Cape Horn Trail offers a few different possibilities for you to hike. The whole loop (lower section is closed from Feb 1s...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Loowit Viewpoint

      5.0
      From roughly May to September, both star gazers and photographers alike travel to the darkest locations in order to capture something truly magnificent- the galactic core of the milky way. The Loowit Viewpoint is unlike any around due to the perfect combination of it's remote location, higher ele...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Climb Mount Adams North Cleaver Route

      5.0
      17 mi / 7800 ft gain
      Mt Adams is the second tallest volcano in the Cascades and is one of the easiest to climb. There are two main nontechnical routes up Mt Adams, the well-known and crowded route on the south face, and the lesser traveled north cleaver route. The north cleaver offers solitude, views of Rainier, high...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Hike to Adams Glacier Meadows

      7.5 mi / 1800 ft gain
      For the most of the hike, the mountain is hidden behind the firs that surround the hiker as they gain elevation. Because of the dense forest the trail is remains in for most of the hike, it is nicely shaded and pleasant to wander through. At about 2 miles in, the trail leads the hiker into variou...
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    • White Salmon, Washington

      Coyote Wall Loop

      3.5
      6.29 mi / 1962 ft gain
      Coyote Wall is a relatively uncrowded trail system in the Columbia River Gorge that provides outstanding views of the Columbia River. The trail system is made up primarily of user-created mountain biking trails, allowing hikers a choose-your-own-adventure approach to exploring the area. Start o...
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