Hike to Gillette Lake

Washington Bonneville Trailhead

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Gorgeous secluded lake on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.

To begin the trail go towards the skinny path, not the gravel road. Soon after you'll see a sign for both the lake and Bridge of the Gods. This is a very, very small portion of the Pacific Crest Trail; there are trail markers everywhere. You'll know if you have strayed away if you stop seeing them. This trip was an easy 5 1/2ish miles in and out.

The trailhead is also known as Tamanous Trailhead. Northwest Forest Passes are honored here, however if you don't have a pass there is a 5 dollar fee.

I went there on a Saturday afternoon and my group and I only saw one person. Great quiet hike.

Pack List

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Dog
  • Camera
  • Northwest Forest Pass
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Activities:

Backpacking, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Distance:

5.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

180 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic

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about 2 months ago

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The lake was the most beautiful color of blue! Such an amazing hike along the PCT.

about 2 months ago

Added by Hannah Kemp

I'm a student, but would rather be outdoors.

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