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Chinook Trail

Southwest Washington


Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA
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2.4 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 1340 ft.
Highest Point: 3780 ft.


4.00 out of 5

WTA worked here: 2013

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Northwest Forest Pass

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.


Chinook Trail

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Co-ordinates: 45.7737, -122.2774 Open map in new window


Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

Chinook Trail (#180B)

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Mounument

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