Wyeth Trail (#411)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Wyeth Trailhead.

Hikers will find delightful views and majestic old growth Douglas firs along this trail through the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. It can be combined with a number of other trails for a backpacking a long loop. 

Beginning in Wyeth Campground in the Columbia River Gorge, this 7.3-mile trail enters Mark O Hatfield Wilderness at about mile 1.0 south and continues within the National Scenic Area's boundaries for the first 5.0 miles before crossing the boundary into Mt. Hood National Forest and connecting with a number of other trails.

To the east, Mount Defiance Trail (#413) skirts the edge of the wilderness boundary before heading back into the National Scenic Area and down to the trailhead which connects with the HCRH - Mitchell Creek segment. To the west, it  and ends past North Lake, at the Mount Defiance South Trailhead

Several nice fishing spots can be found along the trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Expect snow and ice. Cleared of logs for 2016.
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited.
  • Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Passes: Recreation Pass or $5 day use fee required. From May to October, envelopes are available at the trailhead but the fee must be paid at Wyeth Campground.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information

Directions:

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to Wyeth exit #51. Turn right at the stop sign at the end of the off ramp and another right onto Wyeth Road.  Travel about 1/4 mile on Wyeth Road. Turn left into the campground and stay right past the first two campground loop roads to the Wyeth / Gorton Creek Trailhead.

From Hood River, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 to Wyeth exit #51. Turn right at the stop sign at the end of the off ramp and another right onto Wyeth Road.  Travel about 1/4 mile on Wyeth Road. Turn left into the campground and stay right past the first two campground loop roads to the Wyeth / Gorton Creek Trailhead.


Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

This trail is best hiked with an overnight trip. The trail can also be combined with other trails for a more extensive backpacking trip.  Please consult a good, up to date map when planning a backpacking trip. 

Day Hiking

Hiking the entire length of this trail in one day might be a bit ambitious, but a shorter there and back trip can be very enjoyable. 

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
7.3

  Elevation : 
100' - 4100'