Starvation Ridge Trail (#414)
Starvation Cut-Off Trail closure vicinity map - courtesy of Friends of Columbia Gorge. Starvation Ridge Cut-off trail #1414B, managed by Oregon State Parks, is closed due to a washout on the trail. Starvation Ridge Trail 414 is still accessible via Mt. Defiance Trail #413.
This is a difficult and steep trail, climbing more than 3,000 feet in just 4 miles. The trail junctions with Mitchell Point Trail #417, which leads to Warren Lake, a very nice camping spot for those seeking an overnight trip.
The trail takes off from the Starvation Creek State Park trailhead and heads south, up Starvation Ridge. Much of the trail is in Mark O Hatfield Wilderness.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Only accessible via Mt. Defiance Trail #413 as the old cutoff trail (414A) is now closed.|
|Restrictions:||Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.|
|Closest Towns:||Hood River, OR|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
Access trail via Starvation Creek State Park and via Mt. Defiance Trail #413.
From Portland, OR travel east on Interstate 84 to Starvation Creek exit #56.
From Hood River, OR travel west on Interstate 84 to Wyeth exit #51 (there is no westbound exit #56). Turn left at the end of the off ramp, go under the interstate and turn left again to travel east on Interstate 84 for approximately 5 miles to Starvation Creek exit #56.
Warning sign at Hole in the Wall Falls near Starvation Creek Trailhead.
The Starvation Ridge Trail is rated by many as the most difficult hiking trail in the gorge.
Camping is popular at Warren Lake. The Starvation Ridge Trail can also be combined with other trails to offer a variety of backpacking opportunities. Please consult a good, up to date map when planning trips.