Check out some of our favorite Columbia Gorge area hikes – we’ve got it all!
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The Klickitat Trail
Take a hike beside the Klickitat River following 31 miles of an old railroad corridor linking the towns of Lyle and Goldendale. The Klickitat Trail offers spectacular river and canyon views throughout its length and is a great site for birds and wildflowers.
Catherine Creek Trail and Natural Arch
Open year round, Catherine Creek is showcases a stunning variety of 90 species of wildflowers and many Gorge views. Three trail options allow hikers to choose between leisurely and challenging hiking.
Mt. Adams Country Driving Tour
See the Pacific Northwest at its best with a tour through the Mt. Adams area of Klickitat County.
See whitewater along the White Salmon River, through miles of orchards,and stop in towns of the Gorge along the way.
Hike up Beacon Rock, the exposed core of an ancient volcano, at the edge of the Columbia River. At the top you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the entire Gorge. After your hike, explore the nature trail.
Mt. Adams Lava Beds
The Big Lava Bed loop will give you a real feel for the back country of Gifford Pinchot forest near Mt. Adams. Interesting formations including cracks, crevasses, towering rock piles, short caves, and lava creations are present throughout the area.
Weldon Wagon Trail
A lovely hike above Indian Creek and the White Salmon River Valley. This early wagon road was
developed in the early 1900s during the White Salmon valley “apple boom.”
Lyle Cherry Orchard Hike
Bird Creek Meadows Loop
Mostly a moderate stroll but steady incline from the banks of Bird Lake up through meadows, crossing streams, viewing waterfalls, and listening to dozens of birds to one of the most breathtaking viewpoints in the Cascades: the Hellroaring Meadows Overlook.
Ice Caves & Natural Bridges
The Ice Cave was discovered at least 100 y ears ago. The Cave has four sections, separated by
three collapsed sinks. The Natural Bridges is a lava cave that has partially collapsed leaving two bridges and a small canyon about a mile long.
Dog Mountain Trail
Conveniently located with a trailhead on Hwy 14, Dog Mountain is your destination for wildflowers and breathtaking view of the Gorge, Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens.
Petroglyphs & Pictographs at Columbia Hills State Park
The collection of petroglyphs is bordered by a paved trail for easy public viewing and is less than a mile from the flooded Petroglyph Canyon.