Hike Wind Mountain

Rate this Adventure Washington Wind Mountain Trailhead

Added by Austin Jackson

This is a short, yet steep hike to an excellent view in the Columbia River Gorge that can be done in a couple of hours.

Once you reach the parking lot, walk down the hill and find the trail head, which is easily seen as it is marked. Begin your trek up the trail. The way up is pretty much all uphill, and is a great workout for the legs.

You will walk through forests and over many rocks on the way up. As soon as your legs are burning, you hit the top and see the great views. Walk around on the top and look from both sides. Bring lunch to eat while you are sitting at the top, as the views are magnificent.

After you are done exploring the top, head down the same way you came. This will be hard on the knees in some spots, and if you know you have bad knees, I would recommend trekking poles to help you on your way down.

Pack List

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Lunch
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Trekking Poles
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1171 Feet

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Austin Jackson

Photographer and adventurer living in Portland, Oregon. Contact: austinjamesjackson@hotmail.com

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Green Mountain

Washington / Green Mountain Trailhead, WA

After the long drive down FR 26, turn onto FR 2680. 6 miles down the road, you'll see what slightly resembles a trail to your left.

Bryan Carroll
9 Saves

Snowshoe Kendall Peak Lakes

Washington / Kendall Peak Lakes

This hike starts at the Gold Creek sno-park. You need the sno-park and discover pass for this. Park on the side of the road and start hiking up from there.

Sarina Clark
8 Saves

Snowshoe Mt. Ellinor's Winter Route

Washington / Mount Ellinor Lower Trailhead

You can stat this adventure at one of two trailheads. I suggest using the lower of the two. The start of the trail ascends through a forest of old growth pines with periodic views of Mt Washington.

Tobin Akehurst
13 Saves