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    Top Spots in and near Skamania County

    • Toutle, Washington

      Mount Margaret's Ridge Camp via Coldwater Trailhead

      3.5
      7.12 mi / 1634 ft gain
      The hike is relatively easy. I'd say intermediate due to the incline at the beginning. Also intermediate due to it being an backpacking camp adventure. A friend of mine and I backpacked in to shoot the sunset and sunrise. We went a little early in the season so it was also to scout for future ad...
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    • Bridal Veil, Oregon

      Angel's Rest

      4.3
      4.45 mi / 1568 ft gain
      The Columbia River Gorge is absolutely full of incredible hikes - that said, this is one of the best and requires less time and energy than some of the others. Starting at a paved parking lot right off the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway (note: it's a very popular trail so arrive early or ...
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    • Bridal Veil, Oregon

      Devil's Rest-Wahkeena Falls Loop

      4.0
      9.82 mi / 2779 ft gain
      This loop takes advantage of the western Columbia River Gorge's vast network of trails - hidden behind the roadside waterfalls - to allow you to visit several popular attractions without fighting traffic along the historic highway. All told, the loop hits 3 named waterfalls (Coopey Falls, Fairy F...
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    • 498 Old Highway 8, Washington

      Hike the Labyrinth-Coyote Wall Loop

      Sadly because of the devastating Eagle Creek fire on the Oregon side of the Gorge, most of the trails are closed for restoration. As a result more hikers are heading to the Washington side and heading further east for Gorge day hikes. Heading east gets you some sunnier skies and prime wildflower ...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Hike the Hummocks Trail

      2.4 mi / 0 ft gain
      The trail has a number of ups and downs as you pass the many ponds and ash/rock/mud hills (hummocks) on your way towards the North Fork Toutle River. There is abundant wildlife in the area including birds, beaver and elk.This is also a great place to park and extend your day of hiking on the Boun...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Hike to Upper Bridal Veil Falls

      5.0
      0.5 mi
      At the parking lot for Angel's Rest, turn left uphill on to Palmer Mill Road. Drive for about a mile, and park right past a tributary stream/small waterfall (pictured above) on your left that flows through a small pipe under the road. You will see a small space to park on the right. Park here and...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Backpack to Snow Lake by Mt. Whittier

      5.0
      16 mi / 2700 ft gain
      The Coldwater Lake Recreation Area has restrooms, telephones, and a picnic area. Make sure you have already acquired your permits for camping in the Mt. Margaret back country.Follow trail #211, which runs along the entire 4.5 mile length of Coldwater Lake. It is a beautiful and fairly flat hike w...
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    • Mosier, Oregon

      Hike Mosier Plateau Trail

      3.5 mi / 600 ft gain
      The Columbia River Gorge is full of hidden gems, especially for new folks like me. I just found out about this little trail right in the middle of Mosier Oregon.  The trail is great for new hikers, and if you have some friends visiting this would be the perfect trail to take them on if they don't...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Bridal Veil Falls

      4.1
      0.54 mi / 144 ft gain
      The trailhead for this short hike is right off of the Columbia River Highway just west of Multnomah Falls. You can't miss the parking lot for it; there is a sign for Bridal Veil and the parking lot is visible from the road. The hike is only 0.6 miles and has hardly any elevation gain (70 feet). ...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Explore Lavender Valley

      4.0
      Lavender Valley is a beautiful 6 acre hidden gem just 30 minutes south of Hood River, Oregon. Drive south on Hwy 35 for 12.6 miles to Woodworth Rd. Turn right/west onto Woodworth Rd. Take Woodworth Rd for 1.5 miles to Alexander Rd. Turn right/north onto Alexander Rd. Take Alexander Rd for 1 mile ...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Camp at Lost Lake

      4.7
      When the temperature starts to creep up in the summer, Lost Lake is the perfect escape. The campground provides you with everything you could want – miles of scenic hiking, a multitude of water activities, and even a general store for anything you might have forgotten at home.The lakeside tent ca...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Lost Lake Butte Trail

      3.5
      3.51 mi / 1302 ft gain
      This is a great hike for those who are visiting Lost Lake. There's a steady 1200ft elevation climb all the way to the summit, so the hike will give you a good workout, but is worth it in the end. To begin this hike, make your way to the Lost Lake Campground Amphitheater Stage (off of NF Dev RD ...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Latourell Falls Loop

      4.7
      2.4 mi / 520 ft gain
      Latourell Falls is a beautiful and unique waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. This amazing waterfall is just a few hundred yards from the road and parking lot. Once you park, there is a viewpoint for the falls that is straight ahead. The view from there isn't that great compared to ...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Climb Rooster Rock

      5.0
      Head to Rooster Rock State Park off exit 25 on I-84 E in the Columbia River Gorge. Park at the west end of the park.There are multiple paths at the west end of the park heading south to I-84. If you go too far west, you will hit water. Pick one of these paths which lead to the edge of the freeway...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Night Sky Shooting at Vista House

      3.0
      The Vista House located in the Columbia River Gorge offers those looking to photograph the night sky without traveling long distance from Portland the opportunity to do so. Vista House is just far enough away from Portland's light pollution to allow you to capture enough stars on a clear night.T...
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    • Woodland, Washington

      Explore the Cedar Grist Mill

      3.6
      After parking in the lot near the mill, walk across the bridge. This is the first good viewpoint for photography. Next, I recommend walking under the bridge, this is my favorite spot for taking photos. The whole area is free to walk around, you can even walk in the mill and then walk up stream do...
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