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Catherine Creek Loop

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA
45.7105, -121.3621 Map & Directions
5.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1424 feet
Highest Point
1332 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Mount Hood from Catherine Creek. Photo by Anna Roth. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers

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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. Continue reading

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Hiking Catherine Creek Loop

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!

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Catherine Creek Loop

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 45.7105, -121.3621 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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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Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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