Hike to Gillette Lake

Bonneville Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Hannah Kemp

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.


5.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

180 ft Gain


Backpacking, Hiking

Dog Friendly

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Short and sweet hike ;)

This is a short and sweet hike. Hidden gem!!! Make sure you dip in that aqua blue water !!! So refreshing ;)

Rayn Kelly

about 2 years ago


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


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