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Skamania Recreation Male Hiker in Gorge Forest

Hiking the Gorge

At Skamania Lodge
The trail system at Skamania Lodge offers over four miles of nature trails on the property. There are magnificent views of the surrounding Columbia River Gorge and Cascade Mountains. Skamania Lodge offers a splendid opportunity to sample some of the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Choose from Creek Loop Trail, a 1.5 mile trail that follows Foster Creek; Lake Loop Trail a 1.75 mile trail that winds around the Golf Course Lake; or Gorge Loop Trail, a 1 mile fitness trail.


Larch Mountain Loop Trailhead

A nice Columbia River Gorge hike through wooded areas with gradual elevation gains. Expect to see spectacular views of Sheppard Point, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Hood, as well as a good portion of the Columbia Gorge cutting through beneath you. Enjoy this paved trail late spring through the fall. Hazards may include rocky scree slope near the top of the hiking trail, rock and root strewn decent, new water bars can be extremely slick, as well as the several small bridges.
Technical Rating: Difficult
Duration: 2-3.5 hours; 13 miles

Mist Falls Trailhead
This short but very steep Columbia River Gorge hike can be enjoyed year-round and offers passage to the historical ruins site of the 1916 Multnomah Falls Lodge. Hazzards may include loose and falling rocks.
Technical Rating: Moderate
Duration: Less than an hour; 0.6 miles

Multnomah Falls Trailhead
This family-friendly and sometimes crowded hiking trail is one of Oregon's most popular and iconic hiking destinations. Enjoy this trail year-round along with a gift shop, public restrooms, and a restaurant.
Technical Rating: Moderate
Duration: Less than an hour; 2.6 miles

Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the Columbia River into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest just west of Stevenson. Free long distance permits and various short distance permits are available. If long (or short) hikes are to your liking, visit the Pacific Crest Trail Association at Complimentary shuttle service from Skamania Lodge.

Technical Rating: Difficult
Duration: 2.5-4 hours; 16.1 miles

Columbia River Gorge Region Featured Hikes (PDF)
Columbia River Gorge Region Hiking Map (PDF)

Wahkeena Trailhead
Wahkeena Falls, one of the more popular destinations in the Columbia Gorge, has a beauty all its own. It's not a huge, single fall like Multnomah or Latourell, but multiple falls that fall this way and that. Located to the right of Wahkeena Creek Bridge, this partially paved trail can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Technical Rating: Easy
Duration: Less than an hour; 1.4 miles

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Explore over 70 different hikes within the Columbia River Gorge.  Visit Northwest Hiker for information about when and where to explore the extraordinary wildernesses of the great Pacific Northwest. Along with trail information and photos, this site offers current weather information and an excellent webcam selection, so you can see what the weather is like near the place where you want to hike or just travel.

Things to Do at the Lodge

Waterleaf Spa 
Skamania Lodge Golf Course 
Hot Tubs, Indoor Pool, Fitness Center 
Hiking and Biking 
Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball 
Zip Line Tour
Aerial Park

Columbia River Gorge Activities

Brewery & Winery Tours 
Scenic Drives and Fruit Loop Tour 
Mount Hood Railroad 
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Cruise 
Bridge of the Gods

Water and Mountain Activities

Fishing Guides 
Kayak and SUP 
Whitewater Rafting
Kite Boarding 
Mount St. Helens 
Mount Hood

Waterfall Tours

Multnomah Falls 
Wahkeena Falls 
Bridal Veil Falls 
Latourell Falls 
Horsetail Falls 
Shepperds Dell Falls

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