Gorge 400 (MP 15 - 19.5) John Yeon to Wahclella

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This 5.2 mile section of Gorge Trail #400 traverses through evergreen forests and wildflower blooms. The trail is a nice day hike for people of all ages. Look for calypso orchids in early spring, along with other wildflowers throughout the season. Enjoy the view of the towering basalt cliffs.

This section runs from Wahclella Falls Trailhead (area is unavailable) (Fee site) at Tanner Creek.

(There is a 2.4 mile section of trail missing heading west from John Yeon State Park and Ainsworth Campground.)

Mountain Bikes are allowed on this section of the Gorge Trail #400.

For a complete description of the entire Gorge 400 trail see this chart.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to post-fire hazards and unstable conditions.
Open Season: Year round
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Motor vehicles are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Wahclella Falls Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


Wahclella Falls Trailhead (area is unavailable)

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to Bonneville exit #40 and turn right (south). 

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 to Bonneville exit #40. Turn left (south), pass under the freeway and continue straight to the parking area.

Gorge Trail #400 trailhead is to the left of the parking area.



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