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Chinook Trail

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA
45.7737, -122.2774 Map & Directions
Length
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1340 feet
Highest Point
3780 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Fall foliage
  • Ridges/passes

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Northwest Forest Pass

The Chinook Trail #108B is a section of the Chinook Trail System, an yet-to-be-realized 300 mile bi-state loop encircling the Columbia River Gorge. The #108B section connects the Tarbell Trail to the Silver Star Trail. Many still refer to this section as the Kloochman Butte Trail. Continue reading

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Hiking Chinook Trail

Note: The previous name of this trail included the term “sq---” which is considered a derogatory and offensive slur by North American indigenous groups. WTA supports the ongoing efforts to rename the many geographical places that bear this name.

Known by locals as the Kloochman Butte Trail, Beginning at the junction with the Tarbell trail, the route follows an old road grade through young Douglas-fir forests then breaks out into meadows as it climbs a gentle ridge towards Silver Star Mountain. Some of the meadows near the upper trailhead at the junction with the Silver Star Trail are really beautiful and offer great views.

The first 1/2 mile or so is on DNR lands, then the remainder is administered by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

The trails is about 1.2 miles in length, however you can't drive to the trailhead, rather it is combined with a hike originating from a trailhead for the Tarbell Trail. There are several DNR Trailheads that provide access to the Tarbell Trail including the Tarbell Picnic Area, Rock Creek Campground and the Grouse Vista Trailhead.

WTA worked here in 2013!

Chinook Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.7737, -122.2774 Open in Google Maps

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Northwest Forest Pass

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.

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Trailhead

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

Chinook Trail (#180B)

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Mounument

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