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Deschutes River

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - OR
45.6342, -120.9085 Map & Directions
Length
4.6 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
650 feet
Highest Point
750 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Deschutes River from the rail trail. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The loop trail combines three of the four trails in the park and takes you along the river a short distance before hiking up the canyon's slopes with increasing views to the 750 foot highpoint. Continue reading

Rating
4.00 out of 5

Hiking Deschutes River

This loop trail combines three of the four trails in the park and takes you along the river a short distance before hiking up the canyon's slopes with increasing views to the 750 foot high point.

From the parking lot, walk 0.2 miles across a grassy lawn to the trailhead sign. You will return on the Riverview Trail to the left. At a little more than half a mile, reach a gauging station and a connecting trail to the Riverview Trail.

From the Riverview Trail hike to the Rail Trail then go right until you see the sign for the South trailhead for Ferry Springs. In 0.8 miles, arrive at the 750 foot high point, where you climb over a barbed-wire fence via stairs and then begin your descent of 0.9 miles down to the North trailhead of the Ferry Springs Trail.

From here find the spur trail that takes you to the Riverview Trail and your return to your vehicle.

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Deschutes River

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.6342, -120.9085 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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 Portland, follow I-84 east to exit 97. Then follow SR 206 east for 3 miles. After crossing the Deschutes River turn right into the Deschutes River State Recreation Area.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - OR

Oregon State Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge - (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails Columbia River Gorge East #432S

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