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Sams Walker Nature Trail

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA
45.6152, -122.0534 Map & Directions
Length
1.1 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
50 feet
Highest Point
100 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
The trail at Sam's Walker is wide and inviting. Photo by Ryan Ojerio. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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. Continue reading

Rating
4.00 out of 5

Hiking Sams Walker Nature Trail

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.

WTA worked here in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2015!

Sams Walker Nature Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.6152, -122.0534 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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.

Getting There

driving directions

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.

take transit

Take the bus to the trailhead! Plan your trip by bus using TOTAGO.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

Sams Walker Trail (#4402)

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Guidebooks & Maps

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

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

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Sams Walker Nature Trail

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