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Catherine Creek Loop

Southwest Washington

Location

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA
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Length

5.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

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This route at Catherine Creek takes hikers past a natural arch and into the higher country around the meadows at Catherine Creek.

From the main parking area, head up towards the Natural Arch. Take a trail that goes up and over past the arch, and then continues up the hillside through the open meadows with stellar views of Mount Hood.

Towards the top of the meadow, the trail heads into a grove of oak trees and heads east. Traverse this way for roughly a mile before arriving at a trail that turns you back down towards the river. This route heads back down towards the water, again with gorgeous views of the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, and up close, wildflowers!

 

Catherine Creek Loop

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 45.2045, -117.8474 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Getting There

From Bingen, drive upriver (east) 4.6 miles on Highway 14. Turn left onto Old Highway 8 (County Road 1230) and follow it 1.4 miles to a gravel parking area on the north side of the road. The Catherine Creek Natural Arch and other loop trails begin to the north. On the south side of the road you'll see the start of the Universal Access Trail.

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