Take a Hike

The Mt Adams and Columbia River Gorge area is a veritable hikers heaven, with incredibly scenic, easy to challenging trails around nearly every corner. The riotous colors of wildflowers in spring and changing leaves in fall are highlights to the beautifully expansive vistas and hidden shangri-las that draw hikers year-round from around the world. 

Check out some of our favorite hikes below, and use these online resources for an almost unlimited selection of hikes in the area

PLAN YOUR OWN HIKE courtesy of Friends of the Gorge!
 Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area LocalHikes.com
  City of Stevenson Northwest Hiker
Curious Gorge Portland Hikers
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Skamania.com
Gorge Kids Washington Trails Association


Bird Creek Meadows

The Bird Creek Meadows hike is mostly a moderate stroll along a 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 … Read more →

Mt Adams Big Lava Beds

The Big Lava Beds is a volcanic feature, but not a classic volcanic cone. Rather, it is a 20-square-mile basalt flow that oozed out of fissures and cracks some 9000 years ago from a source vent in the north-central part … Read more →

Klickitat Rails to Trails

Take a hike, ride a horse or trail bike beside the Klickitat River following 31 miles of a “rails to trails” converted old railroad corridor linking the towns of Lyle and Goldendale. The Klickitat Trail offers spectacular river and canyon … Read more →

Dog Mountain Trail

With a trailhead conveniently located on Hwy 14 in the Columbia River Gorge, Dog Mountain is a destination for wildflowers and breathtaking views of the Gorge, Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. This popular mountain trail offers wonderful … Read more →

Lyle Cherry Orchard Hike

This relatively short hike through a preserve owned by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge, amazing spring wildflowers, a gnarled old oak forest, and tops out in an old cherry orchard with … Read more →

Beacon Rock

Beacon Rock has been an important landmark since before Lewis and Clark put it on their maps. Now part of a WA State Park it offers both camping and hiking opportunities in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. … Read more →

Weldon Wagon Trail

A lovely, off the beaten track, hike above Indian Creek through Oregon white oak woodlands with open ridgetop meadows, wildflowers, and views of the White Salmon Valley all the way to Mt Hood. This historic wagon road was built in … Read more →