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Weldon Wagon Road

Southwest Washington

Location

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA
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Length

5.4 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 1290 ft.
Highest Point: 1900 ft.

Rating

3.00 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Area Closure: Effective July 23 2021 this area and all lands in Eastern Washington managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources are temporarily closed to the public to prevent the risks associated with wildfires. This area will reopen once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
 
 

Oregon white oak woodlands with open ridgetop meadows, wildflowers, and views of the White Salmon Valley make this a delightful hike that is off the beaten track.

The trail begins on an old road just about 1 mile off of Highway 14, but as it ascends the ridge the mixed forest gives way to open meadows and the trail narrows to a wide foot-path climbing higher and higher up the ridge.

The first couple miles are on private land so stick to the right-of-way on the trail. Another reason to stay on the trail is the abundant poison oak.

The upper most portion of the hike goes through the White Salmon Oak Natural Resources Conservation Area managed by the Department of Natural Resources. The twisting and curvy oaks are like a sculpture garden and the broad sloping meadows are beautiful in springtime. At about 2 1/2 miles the trail ends at the upper trailhead at Sanborn Road.

 

Weldon Wagon Road

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.8001, -121.4707 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge. Craig Romano. The Mountaineer Press

Getting There

From Hood River, cross the Columbia River and turn left on Hwy 14. Go 1.6 miles and turn right onto State Route 141A. Head north for about 2 miles then turn left to continue north on Hwy State Route 141. Go 3.8 miles and turn right onto Indian Creek Road. Follow this gravel road for .6 miles, then go left on Indian Cemetery Road and continue .4 miles further. Look for the unmarked jeep road on your right and a wide spot on the left where you can park.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Area Closure: Effective July 23 2021 this area and all lands in Eastern Washington managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources are temporarily closed to the public to prevent the risks associated with wildfires. This area will reopen once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
 

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