Length: 5.0 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 1700' gain
Season: Spring thru Fall
Difficulty: Very Difficult due to extreme steepness of trail
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
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There are a number of ways to approach the steep climb up Munra Point.
One can either begin at the Wahclella Falls parking lot and hike
west along the freeway, or one can start at the Elowah Falls
trail head and hike east. I show the hike from Wahclella Falls TH.
The trail from Wahclella Falls
trail head is shorter. Some people park along the freeway at
the east end of the Moffett Creek bridge, but I would not advise
that. However you get to the base of the Munra Point climb, be
prepared for one of the steepest climbs anywhere in the gorge.
You ascend almost 1700' in just over a mile.
In places the
trail is barely visible, and you have to climb hand over foot,
clinging to branches of nearby trees to make it up some areas of the
"trail". The top of the point is very narrow and quite
THIS IS NOT A HIKE for wet weather.
on this hike and you could really be injured. REMEMBER, this is
NOT a maintained trail.
Munra Point trail view
How to get there:
Wahclella Falls/Toothrock Trailhead: From I-84, take Exit #40/Bonneville Dam. Turn south at the
stop sign and drive about 100 feet. Stay to the right, taking you to Wahclella Falls trailhead.
Left takes you to Toothrock trailhead.
Park here then walk back towards the freeway a short distance, and you will see an old roadbed
on your left. This is the beginning of the trail to Munra Point. The first part of the hike
is actually on the Gorge 400 trail.