Catherine Creek Day Use Area/Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A paved trail winds through a small stand of oaks.

Provides access toCatherine Creek Trail #4400 which is a one mile paved trail with great views of the Columbia River on the south side of the county road. On the north side of the county road are trails which make for longer hikes and more great wildflower and bird viewing. Some individuals with disabilities may need assistance on the Catherine Creek Trail #4400.

It is the premier place to visit in early spring for wildflower viewing and scenery. Use caution when crossing the county road to access the paved trails on the south side of the county road. This is part of the Burdoin/Coyote Wall/Catherine Creek Recreation Area.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/24/2015: Pay attention to signs regarding horse use, bike use and dogs on leash. Portable toilet on site mid January- early June only.
Fees No Fee
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Dogs on leash in Catherine Creek planning area year round. Dogs on leash in Coyote/Bourdian planning areas December 1st through June 30th. Horses may use Coyote/Bourdian planning areas May 1st through November 30th. Horse party size can't exceed 8 horses. Catherine Creek planning area closed to mountain bikes. Mountain bikes and horses must stay on designated trails.
Closest Towns: Bingen, WA; Lyle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Yes, Mid January - early June accessible portable toilet.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


From Bingen, WA: Travel east on Washington State Highway 14 approximately 4.6 miles to mile post 71 and the junction with Old Highway 8 (County Road 1230) on the left. Turn left onto County Road 1230 at Rowland Lake and follow it 1.4 miles to the Catherine Creek parking lot on the north side of the road.

From Lyle, WA: Travel west on Washington State Highway 14 approximately 1/4 mile and take a right onto Old Hwy 8 (County Road 1230). It is an immediate right after crossing the Klickitat River. Follow Old Hwy 8 for approximately 4.8 miles to the Catherine Creek parking lot on the north side of the road.


Parking is undeveloped gravel on the county right of way.  Please park in an organized manner and do not park so that any part of your vehicle blocks others or impedes the flow of traffic.

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