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St. Cloud

Southwest Washington


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


Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 50 ft.


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The St. Cloud Day use area features a ½ mile ADA accessible pathway that meanders through an old orchard that was the site of a homestead ranch from the turn of the century.

The short loop meanders through an old apple orchard and open meadow with views across the river to Multnomah Falls and the Oneonta Bluffs.

Several picnic tables and fire rings invite visitors to linger for lunch and short path draws the curious to the river’s edge. (Boaters should note that this site is a listed launch site on the Lower Columbia River Water Trail.)

The St. Cloud day use area is approximately 5 miles downstream from Beacon Rock State Park and about 1 mile downstream from the Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge overlook. The refuge protects a system of river streams and wetlands adjacent to the Columbia that is important habitat for waterfowl, migratory birds and raptors including bald eagles.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The footpath, designed to be accessible to all users, features a compacted gravel footpath that is mostly level. There is also an outhouse that is accessible to wheelchair users.

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Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 45.6013, -122.1111 Open map in new window


Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

St. Cloud (#4410)

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead
  • Accessible toilet

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Getting There

From Vancouver, drive east on Hwy 14. The entrance to the day use area is 0.1 mile west of milepost 30 near the community of Skamania. The site lies inconspicuously across the railroad tracks.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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