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Chinook

South Cascades

Location

South Cascades

Length

300.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

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The Chinook Trail is a vision and work in progress. Once completed it will be a 300+ mile rim-to-rim loop encircling the Columbia River Gorge across both southern Washington and Oregon. To date the Chinook Trail Association (CTA) has completed a 30 mile stretch northeast of Vancouver that received National Recreation Trail status in 2005.

On the Oregon side many existing trails between Angels Rest and Starvation Creek approximate the vision for the Chinook Trail. However, the original route proposed by co-founders Ed Robertson and Don Cannard, would stick to the highest ground following the rim top east all the way to the crossing at Hwy 97 near Maryhill, WA.

The following trails comprise a 30 mile segment beginning near Yacolt, continuing over the summit of Silver Star Mt. and ending approximately 8 miles from the the juncition of the Three Corner Rock and Pacific Crest Trail:
-Lucia Falls
-Bells Mt.
-Tarbell
-Kloochman Butte
-Ed's Trail
-Bluff Mt.
-Bluff Mt.

 

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South Cascades

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