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Discover Skamania's Three On-Property Hiking Trails

 

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.

Lake Loop Trail

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

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

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 

Explore Oregon, Wander Washington

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 http://www.pcta.org/. Complimentary shuttle service from Skamania Lodge.

  • Technical Rating: Difficult

  • Duration: 2.5-4 hours; 16.1 miles

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.

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