Mitchell Point Trail #417

Area Status: Not Cleared

This trail is an easy, lightly used trail that accesses Warren Lake within Mark O Hatfield Wilderness.  Combine this trail with Mount Defiance Trail #413 and Starvation Ridge Trail #414 for a demanding 8.7 mile day hike or backpack loop.  There are several established campsites at Warren Lake.

Starting from the Starvation Creek State Park and trailhead head west along I-84 on Mount Defiance Trail #413 (this begins as an asphalt trail that soon becomes gravel) and travel 0.2 mile to the junction with Starvation Ridge Trail #414.  Turn left (south) onto #414 and head up a very steep climb on a nice trail.  The trail climbs 2.5 miles to the beginning of Mitchell Point Trail #417 (3,280’).  Turn right (west) onto #417 and climb 0.9 mile to the junction with Warren Lake Trail #417A (3,820’).   Continue on the slight downhill 0.3 mile to Warren Lake.  There are several established campsites at the lake.  Leaving Warren Lake, the trail begins climbing again and after 0.7 mile, the trail reaches the junction with Mount Defiance Trail #413 (4,240’).  Visitors can return the same way (8.8 miles) or, to make an 8.7 mile loop, take a right onto #413 and follow it downhill 4.3 miles to the Starvation Creek Rest Trailhead. This trail can also be accessed from Warren Lake Trail #417A

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of 07/2013 Trail has been maintained.
Open Season: May
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information

From Portland, OR - take US Hwy I-84 east of Cascade Locks 10 miles to Starvation Creek and the Trailhead at exit 55.  

Access from Starvation Ridge Trail #414 or Mt. Defiance Trail #413.





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