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    Top Spots in and near Skamania County

    • Mosier, Oregon

      Hiking McCall Point

      4.0
      The trail begins at the Rowena Overlook on the Old Columbia River Highway between Hood River and the Dalles. Park at the Rowena Overlook, and you find the trail on the south side of the area. Follow the trail to the top of McCall Point. The trail is fairly level at first, but then climbs steeper ...
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    • Mosier, Oregon

      Drive to the Rowena Crest Viewpoint

      4.8
      If you're looking for a minimal effort pit stop on the drive through the Columbia River Gorge with huge bang for your buck, this is the spot. Rowena Crest is an iconic viewpoint that creates a horseshoe curve along the road. This unique shape is one of the most photographed roads in Oregon. It's ...
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    • Camas, Washington

      Kayak Lacamas Lake

      5.0
      Lacamas Lake is popular for all types of water activities with easy access because of it’s dock and free public parking. This area is family and dog friendly and has picnic tables for a place to sit down and have a nice lunch after swimming. Rope swings can be found along the beach if you’re the ...
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    • Camas, Washington

      Explore Camas Pothole Falls

      4.0
      0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
      This is on the Round Lake Loop trail and there’s a free parking area. It’s a relatively in and out hike that is family friendly but does have some downhill scrambles. Be careful when jumping as there has been fatalities in the past but as long as you’re practicing safe swimming you’ll be okay. 
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    • Camas, Washington

      Hike Lacamas Heritage Trail

      5.0
      3.5 mi / 139 ft gain
      Used often for cross country practice, the Lacamas Heritage Trail is a popular gem in Camas, Washington for all citizens. It is family and dog friendly and comes with endless scenic views of the beautiful Lacamas Lake. Parking is free and there are bathrooms at the entrance.
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    • Camas, Washington

      Run the Round Lake Loop at Lacamas Park

      4.2
      6.3 mi / 710 ft gain
      This trail is a great option for people who want to escape the city, without actually leaving. Lacamas Park is located right downtown Camas, Washington and offers over six miles of dirt trails popular for cyclists, pedestrians, and runners.Park off of 3rd avenue at the Lacamas Creek Trailhead to ...
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    • Lyle, Washington

      Hike Lyle Cherry Orchard

      5.0
      5 mi / 1100 ft gain
      This hike is actually on a nature preserve owned by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. It's fairly unknown and you can enjoy amazing views of the Gorge, wildflowers during the springtime, and a trek through an old oak forest. The hike begins at an unm...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Kayak Laurance Lake

      5.0
      This lake is found about 25 miles south of Hood River, Or. $5 for day use and now other passes are accepted, just keep that in mind. There are camping sites all over the lake as well, so if you are thinking of making a weekend out of it.  It wasn't very crowded on a weekend during the summer so y...
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    • Randle, Washington

      Backpack the Snowgrass Flats, Cispus Basin, Nannie Ridge Loop

      4.8
      19.6 mi / 3000 ft gain
      Take three or four nights and check out some of the most epic views in the Pacific Northwest. Though you can do a shorter or faster route, I highly recommend you consider the 19-mile loop from the Snowgrass trailhead through Cispus Basin and Cispus Pass (6400'), and then back down Nannie Ridge. D...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      McNeil Point via Top Spur Trailhead

      4.9
      7.17 mi / 2428 ft gain
      The hike to McNeil Point begins at Top Spur Trailhead, in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness. Follow signs for McNeil Point along the Pacific Crest and Timberline Trails heading north. Though there are numerous camping opportunities along the way (most of the route follows the PCT), an old stone s...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Hike to Sandy Glacier Caves

      4.5
      12.5 mi / 2800 ft gain
      The hike to the caves begins at Top Spur Trailhead. The hike to McNeil Point is 5.4 miles one way, and 2200 feet of elevation gain. The trail starts in the forest, but will eventually open up to views of Mt Hood, as well as St. Helens, Adams and Rainier on a clear day.There is a shortcut up to Mc...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Timberline Loop Trail via the Top Spur Trail

      4.0
      2.26 mi / 627 ft gain
      Starting at the parking area, cross the dirt road to start hiking up from the Top Spur Trailhead. In 0.4 miles you will reach the Pacific Crest Trail intersection, take a right onto the Pacific Crest Trail. In a couple hundred feet you will reach a larger intersection of a bunch of different trai...
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    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Ramona Falls Loop

      4.7
      7.17 mi / 1148 ft gain
      I'd been wanting to do this hike for quite a while, and when I found work taking me to Portland, I made my return trip through the Mt. Hood wilderness area. I started this Hike from the Ramona Falls trailhead, which is the most popular starting point. The easiest way to find the trailhead, is t...
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    • Glenoma, Washington

      Explore Riffe Lake

      I was looking for something a little new. I wasn't quite feeling a hike, and wanted to get some new photos to edit at a new location. After staring at a map of Washington for a little while, Riffe Lake grabbed my attention. This huge lake in the Southern Washington Cascades had been a spot I h...
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    • Randle, Washington

      Hike to Goat Lake, Goat Rocks Wilderness

      3.7
      10.5 mi / 1400 ft gain
      The trip to Goat Lake starts at the Walupt Lake campground parking lot. You will start on the Walupt Lake Trail (#101) and a short distance from the campground, take Trail #98 (Nannie Ridge) as it branches off and climbs steeply northeast onto an open, scenic ridge top.Continue on to Sheep Lake, ...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Cooper Spur

      5.0
      6.87 mi / 3097 ft gain
      Cooper Spur is located on the north east side of Mount Hood. This is the hike to do if you want to get up close and personal with the mountain. To get there you have to drive around 10 miles up a bumpy dirt road, once off the main road. Low-clearance vehicles can make it but high clearance vehic...
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