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Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Southwest Washington

Location

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR
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Length

4.3 miles, one-way

Elevation

Gain: 50 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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This mostly level trail passes through sagebrush flats and follows the John Day River with basalt cliffs lining the canyon and scenic views of the rolling hills. Apparently the largest herd of bighorn sheep in Oregon live in the park. Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, coyotes, and pronghorn are other animals living here.

 

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 45.4688, -120.4266 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

Oregon State Parks

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Getting There

Take I-84 east to exit 104, turn right for Wasco/Bend. Follow HWY 97 for a little over 7 miles and make a left for Wasco. Drive for about 2 miles and then go right on Clark St. Go left onto HWY 206E and Cottonwood Canyon SP. In another 15 miles make a right into the park. Follow the road all the way to the end by the campsite area where the TH parking is located.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Cottonwood Canyon State Park

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