Hike 34
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Wauna Viewpoint Hike
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Length: 3.6 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 850' gain
Season: Year Round
Difficulty:    Moderate
Permit:   NW Forest Pass Required
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Note: Trail was closed in winter of 2014 due to major landslide. Check with the Forest Service of their website before attempting to this this trail.

Delightful little hike with big rewards. Starting at the Eagle Creek fish hatchery parking lot, you cross Eagle Creek on a new suspension bridge. Then you climb to an elevation of about 1000' through a series of switchbacks and through a variety of forest cover. There a many view points along the way, and even though you hike beneath power lines for the last part of the journey, it is more than worth it.



Wauna Viewpoint view
Wauna Viewpoint view

How to get there:

Traveling eastbound on I-84, take Exit #41. At the bottom of the ramp turn right. Go about 1/2 mile to the end of the road. You will go past a footbridge (that takes hikers up to Wauna Viewpoint) as the road narrows to one lane. Continue a short ways to a large parking lot; park only in designated spaces. NW Forest Pass required.

Coming from the east, there is no westbound exit at Exit #41/Eagle Creek. You must continue on I-84 and get off at Exit #40/Bonneville Dam, get back on the interstate and head east for one mile to Exit #41. At the bottom of the ramp turn right. Go about 1/2 mile to the end of the road. You will go past a footbridge (that takes hikers up to Wauna Viewpoint) as the road narrows to one lane. Continue a short ways to a large parking lot; park only in designated spaces. NW Forest Pass required.


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