Discover Skamania's Three On-Property Hiking Trails
The trail system at Skamania Lodge offers over four miles of nature trails on the property with magnificent views of the surrounding Columbia River Gorge and Cascade Mountains.
Lake Loop Trail
The Creek Loop Trail is a picturesque walk in the woods and is a great path for a trail run. Keep an eye out for local wild life such as birds, frogs, turtles, rabbits and deer while crossing through a beautiful section of forest, a long footbridge and a wetland bog.
Creek Loop Trail: 1.5 Miles
Hike Level: Moderate
Creek Loop Trail
The Lake Loop Trail provides beautiful views of Wy’east Lake, Lily Pad Lake and the Red Bluff Mountains. Winding through beautiful sections of forest and passing two on-property lakes, this trail winds behind Skamania's golf course and taking you back to the main Lodge.
Lake Loop Trail: 1.75 Miles
Hike Level: Moderate
Gorge Loop Fitness Trail
The Gorge Loop Fitness Trail is our most challenging and most exciting! With fitness stations and 17 activities this trail is perfect for outdoor fitness enthusiasts looking for full-body workout.
Gorge Loop Fitness Trail: 0.9 Mile Fitness Course
Hike Level: Challenging
Our Favorite Hikes of the Season
Hiking in the Columbia River Gorge is not just a summertime activity - it's a lifestyle year round. So in order to recommend you the very best trails to explore, we've asked our employees "What's your favorite hike this season in the Gorge?"
Here's what they recommend!
Alyssa's Favorite Spring Hike
While preparing for a busy and exciting wedding season at Skamania Lodge, Catering Sales Manager Alyssa loves to recharge with her favorite spring hike - Coyote Wall.
"Coyote Wall is a great family hike with plenty of flexibility to hike the full trail or make a short loop."
Coyote Wall, located on the Washington side of the Columbia River is a beautiful 7.7 mile loop that boasts stunning views year round. Also referred to as The Labryinth Loop, this trail weaves through a diverse landscape of tall oaks, cascading waterfalls, dramatic basalt outcroppings and vibrant wildflowers in the spring time.
Photo captured by Melissa Peterson
Trish's Favorite Summer Hike
As Conceirge, Trish recommends adventures to Skamania's guests each and every day. So it was a no brainer to ask Trish (an expert on the Gorge) about her favorite summertime hike - Wind Mountain.
"Wind Mountain is fabulous in the summertime. It's the perfect hike if you're looking for a bit of a challenge and spectacular views of the river."
Wind Mountain is a 2.5 mile round trip hike that climbs to incredible views overlooking the Columbia River Gorge from the Washington side of the river. It's a moderately difficult out & back hike, but the views from the top are a worthy reward.
Photo captured by Sara Hendrickson
Explore The Nation's Largest National Scenic Area
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is renowed for it's spectacular beauty, rich culture, and geologic history. Stretching 293,000 acres, the Columbia Gorge is a playground for adventurists and haven for those seeking to reconnect with nature. Sprinkled throughout, you'll discover rushing waterfalls, scenic peaks, lushes forests and the trails to take you there. Whether you're embarking on a casual summer hike or an epic winter trek, the Columbia River Gorge offers a vast array of the world's best hiking for all levels.
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL MAP AND FEATURED HIKES
Pacific Crest Trail Association is proud to announce a new map brochure of the Pacific Crest Trail specifically for the Columbia River Gorge area. It recommends day trips and provides information about local trail-friendly amenities and tips on how to be prepared, leave no trace and support the trail near Portland, Oregon.