Day Hiking

From short waterfront forays to steep ascents, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers breathtaking views, many of which are perfect for short day hikes. The trails listed here represent the shortest exursions in the Gorge. For longer trails and extended trips, please explore our list of Backpacking trails. 

We hope you enjoy our spectacular scenery, as it is one of the unique resources that we work hard to protect! You can also help us protect natural resources by staying on the trail. Cutting shortcuts (or switchbacks) can damage plants and lead to erosion. 


Day Hiking Areas

  • Angel's Rest Trail (#415)
  • Balfour-Klickitat Area & Trail (#4414)
  • Bonneville Trailhead area description
  • Tamanous Trail (#27)
  • Cape Horn Overlook
  • Cape Horn Trail (#4418)
  • Catherine Creek area description
  • Catherine Creek Interpretive Trail (#4400)
  • Catherine Creek Loop
  • Coyote Wall area description
  • Coyote Wall Trail (#4428)
  • Desert Parsley Trail
  • Labyrinth Trail (#4423)
  • Little Maui Trail (#4425)
  • Little Moab Trail (#4425)
  • Old Ranch Road Trail (#4426)
  • Raptor Trail (#4421)
  • Upper Labyrinth (#4424)
  • Dog Mountain area description
  • Augspurger Trail (#4407)
  • Dog Mountain Trail (#147)
  • Dog-Augspurger Tie Trail
  • Eagle Creek Campground area description
  • Buck Point Trail (#439)
  • Eagle Creek Day Use Area area description
  • Eagle Creek Trailhead & Trail (#440) area description
  • Lower Punch Bowl Trail (#440B)
  • Ruckel Creek Trail (#405)
  • Shady Glen Trail (#402A)
  • Wauna Viewpoint Trail (#402)
  • Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground
  • Gorge 400 Trail area description
  • Gorge 400 (MP 0 - 12.5) Angels Rest to Ainsworth
  • Gorge 400 (MP 15 - 19.5) John Yeon to Wahclella
  • Gorge 400 (MP 19.5 - 22.5) Wahclella to Eagle Crk
  • Gorge 400 (MP 22.5 - 25) Eagle Cr to Cascade Locks
  • Gorge 400 (MP 25 - 35) Cascade Locks to Wyeth
  • Herman Creek Trailhead area description
  • Deadwood Trail (#422)
  • Gorton Creek Trail (#408)
  • Herman Bridge Trail (#406E)
  • Herman Creek Trail (#406)
  • Nick Eaton Trail (#447)
  • Ridge Cutoff Trail (#437)
  • Historic Columbia River Highway area description
  • HCRH State Trail - Cascade Locks to John Yeon area description
  • Moffett Creek Trail (#430)
  • Tanner Butte Trail (#401)
  • Tanner Creek Trail (#431)
  • HCRH State Trail - Lindsey Creek to Viento area description
  • Mount Defiance Trail (#413)
  • Starvation Ridge Trail (#414)
  • HCRH State Trail - Twin Tunnels Segment
  • Horsetail Falls & Trail (#438)
  • Klickitat Trail area description
  • Lyle Trailhead
  • Larch Mountain area description
  • Larch Mountain Trail (#441)
  • Multnomah Creek Way Trail (#444)
  • Sherrard Point Trail (#443)
  • Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness: Columbia Gorge
  • Multnomah Falls area description
  • Nesmith Point Trail (#428)
  • Oneonta Trailhead area description
  • Bell Creek Trail (#459)
  • Franklin Ridge Trail (#427)
  • Horsetail Creek Trail (#425)
  • Oneonta Trail (#424)
  • Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (#2000) area description
  • Bridge Of The Gods Trailhead
  • Pacific Crest Trail #2000 - Oregon
  • Pacific Crest Trail #2000 - Washington
  • River Front Trail (#4406)
  • Sams Walker Day Use Area & Trail (#4402)
  • Sandy River Delta area description
  • Confluence Trail (#4433)
  • Skamania Lodge Information Center
  • St. Cloud Day Use Area & Trail (#4410)
  • Wahclella Falls Trail (#436)
  • Wahkeena Falls area description
  • Devils Rest Trail (#420C)
  • Return Trail (#442)
  • Vista Point Trail (#419)
  • Wahkeena Trail (#420)
  • BZ Launch Site & Trail (#4413)
  • Wyeth Campground area description
  • Wyeth Trail (#411)


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