Vista Point Trail (#419)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Just a little more than a mile up Wahkeena Trail #420 near Fairy Falls is the junction of Vista Point Trail #419.  As its name implies, this 0.9 mile trail takes hikers to a great viewpoint.  Vista Point Trail rejoins Wahkeena Trail just before Wahkeena’s junction with Devil's Rest Trail #420C.

For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Expect snow and ice. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes along trail. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains.
Open Season: Year round - snow dependent
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Troutdale, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information

Directions:

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to exit #28, Bridal Veil. Turn left from the off ramp onto the Historic Columbia River Highway. Travel 2 1/2 miles east to the Wahkeena Falls Day Use/Trailhead parking area along the north side of the Highway.  The trail starts about 1.2 miles up Wahkeena Trail.

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 to exit #35, Ainsworth State Park.  Follow the Historic Highway west 4.5 miles to the Wahkeena Falls Day Use/Trailhead parking area along the north side of the Highway.  The trail starts about 1.2 miles up Wahkeena Trail


Accessibility:

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Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

This short loop can be added onto any backpacking trip.  Please consult a good, up to date map when planning backpacking trips. 

Day Hiking

This short loop can be combined with any day hiking trip in the area. 


Nature Viewing

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