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Sams Walker Nature Trail

Southwest Washington

Location

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA
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Length

1.1 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 100 ft.

Rating

4.00 out of 5

 
WTA worked here: 2019
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

Take a mile-long stroll along a gravelled trail through abandoned farm fields. This trail is barrier free, and trail maintenance WTA is performing will greatly improve it, making it more wheelchair friendly in the future.

At the first fork, take the right-hand trail, which wends through fields set aside for eventual restoration. Just past the fields, head south along the trail to a mossy bench near the river. Luckily, a picnic table nearby is in better shape for a break if you need one.

You'll find an old, moss-encrusted bench near the river and a picnic table that's in much better shape. As you hike along the floodplain, views of the mighty Columbia River and the Oregon side of the Gorge open up. Eventually loop back around and find yourself back at your car.

 

Sams Walker Nature Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.6152, -122.0534 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

Sams Walker Trail (#4402)

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Columbia River Gorge. Craig Romano. Mountaineers Book. 2011.

Buy the Green Trails Columbia Gorge West No. 428S map

Getting There

From Vancouver, drive east on Hwy 14 33 miles to Skamania Landing Road at milepost 32.8. Turn right onto Skamania Landing Road and drive a quarter mile across the railroad tracks to the parking area.

From Hood River, drive west on Hwy 14 to Skamania Landing Road at milepost 32.8. Make a left onto Skamania Landing Road, then drive a quarter mile across the railroad tracks to the parking area.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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