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Hike the Largest National Scenic Area

 

The Columbia River Gorge is a playground for adventurists and haven for those seeking to reconnect with nature inside 293,000 acres of unspoiled wild. 

Discover Three On-Property 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. 

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Lake Loop Trail

Lake 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. 

1.5 Miles

Hike Level: Moderate

Creek Loop Trail

Creek 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. 

 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 five fitness stations and 17 activities, this trail is perfect for the outdoor fitness enthusiast looking for full-body workout.

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0.9 Miles

Hike Level: Challenging 

Our Top 5 Favorite Fall Hikes

Whether you’re looking for a short hike or a difficult trek, here are five of our favorite hikes to see the fall foliage in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Hikes Now Open in the Gorge

Stay up to date with the latest trail openings and temporary closures in the Columbia River Gorge. For a full list of trail status, visit Ready Set GOrge. Click below to see trails open for hiking near Skamania Lodge. 

Which Hikes Are Open Near the Lodge?

WHAT'S OPEN FOR HIKING NEAR THE LODGE?

  • Multnomah Falls is open.
  • Angel's Rest near Corbett, is open.
  • Horsetail Falls is open.
  • Wahclella Falls is open. 
  • Beacon Rock State Park is open. “The Rock” is closed but Pool of Winds, Rodney Falls and Hamilton Mountain are open.
  • Dry Creek Falls, part of the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon, is open. 
  • Panther Creek Falls in Carson, WA is open. 
  • Falls Creek Falls north of Carson, WA is open.
  • Tamawanas Falls near on Hwy 35 near Mt. Hood is open.
  • Twin Tunnels multi-use trail at Mark Hatfield State Park ~ Hood River, OR is open
  • Gillette Lake trail at the Bonneville Dam / WA side is open.
  • Dog Mountain and Wind Mountain are open.
  • Trapper Creek Wilderness area is open, including Observation peak
  • Indian Heaven Wilderness area is open, including Indian Racetrack
  • Mt. St. Helens National Monument is open.

FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKES 

  • Strawberry Island and Ft. Cascade in North Bonneville.
  • Sams Walker Nature Trail in Skamania Landing area

WHAT'S STILL CLOSED?

  • Beacon State park is open. Beacon Rock Trail is closed, but the lower picnic area and River-to-Rock Trail is open.  
  • Eagle Creek Trails are closed. 

Stay up to date with the most current hikes open in the Columbia River Gorge. 

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The Pacific Crest Trail

 

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the country's most scenic terrain. Beginning in Southern California at the Mexican border, the PCT travels a total distance of 2,650 miles crossing through Califonia, Oregon and Washington until reaching the Canadian Border. 

The Bridge of the Gods, an iconic landmark of the PCT creates a passage for travelers to cross the Columbia River from Oregon to Washington. Offering some of the most dramatic and spectacular views, the Columbia River Gorge section of the PCT can be enjoyed as multiple day hikes, including trails like Dry Creek Falls and Herman Creek. 

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