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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

7 Hikes

South Cascades > White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

 
26.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 6463 ft.
Highest Point: 5275 ft.
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  • Lakes
Overgrown, rugged and likely difficult to navigate at times, the Klickitat Loop Trail links together multiple trails (including the eponymous trail itself) to create a large loop just outside of the Goat Rocks Wilderness.
 
 

South Cascades > White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

 
17.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5500 ft.
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4.60
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Ridges/passes
A former Native American route into the high country of the South Cascades, the Klickitat Trail traverses a ridgetop between Kilborn Creek to Elk Peak. Views of Mount Adams and the south Cascades are breathtaking on clear days. From the ridgeline, hikers can spot Castle Butte, Jackpot Lake, St. Michaels Lake, and St. John Lake.
 
 

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 825 ft.
Highest Point: 825 ft.
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  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
This hike is a nice, long road walk leading to a trail, a good alternate to the Klickitat Rail Trail for a change of scenery.
 
 

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
13.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 1550 ft.
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2.67
(3 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

The Swale Canyon section (Wahkiakus to Harms Road) of the Klickitat Rail Trail is closed until late October due to a high fire hazard rating.

The Klickitat Rail Trail is a 31-mile rails-to-trails conversion managed by Columbia Hills State Park. This linear park goes from Lyle to Warwick (on the Lyle-Centerville Highway) with several access points along the way. Swale Canyon lies on the eastern end of the trail and offers a quiet canyon, a burbly creek, wildflowers and solitude.
 
 

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
0.75 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
A short, paved loop trail just outside the town of Lyle that offers excellent bird-watching and a quiet walk in the east side of the Gorge.
 
 

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
10.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 350 ft.
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4.00
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
The Klickitat Trail is a 31-mile rails-to-trails conversion managed by Columbia Hills State Park. This linear park goes from Lyle to Warwick (on the Lyle-Centerville Highway) with several access points along the way. This Hiking Guide entry describes the route between Lyle and Pitt Road.
 
 

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
31.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1550 ft.
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Hop aboard for an early-season wildflower bloom amid remote terrain and open air. At a healthy clip or a slow meander, this rail trail is fun at any speed!