Lyle Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Newly developed at the mouth of the Wild and Scenic Klickitat River, the Lyle Trailhead provides access to the Klickitat Trail (a Rails to Trails project) that runs along the scenic Klickitat River.

Klickitat River Map by Klickitat Trail Conservancy.Select image to view a downloadable vicinity map

The Klickitat Trail begins at the Lyle Trailhead and goes through Klickitat, WA. It continues another 18 miles to near Centerville, WA on State Parks jurisdiction. Swale Canyon section is seasonally closed (June-Oct.) due to fire danger.

For more information, visit the Klickitat Trail Conservancy website.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for day use
Fees No Fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lyle, WA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush Toilets (May-Oct); Accessible Porta Potty (Oct-April)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information



From Bingen/White Salmon, WA: Travel east on Washington State Highway approximately 9.5 miles. Take the first left after crossing the Wild and Scenic Klickitat River and another left into the trailhead parking area.

From The Dalles, OR: Travel north on US Highway 197 to Washington State Highway 14. Turn left onto Highway 14 and travel approximately 7.5 miles to Lyle. Travel through town and take a right on State Highway 142.  Take the first left into the trailhead parking area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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