Hike 25
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Dublin Lake Hike
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Map of Dublin Lake Hike

Length: 11.0 miles RT
Elevation Change: 3700' gain
Season: Late Spring thru Fall until snowfall
Difficulty:    Difficult due to steepness of trail and length of hike
Permit:   NW Forest Pass Required

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This hike begins at the Wahclella Falls parking lot. Just walk a brief distance back toward the freeway and you will see the trail on your right taking off up behind the parking lot.

Follow the trail for about a mile and after crossing under power lines you will come to a service road which you need to follow south upstream for about another mile. You will then come to the Tanner Ridge/Butte Trail head. Follow Trail #401 for about 2.2 miles and 1500' in elevation later you will come to a junction with the Wauna Point Trail #401D.

Bear to your right and continue a more gentle climb up Tanner Ridge. In a little over 2 miles you will come to the junction of Trail #448, which descends back down toward Tanner Creek. You could use this trail as a return loop of sorts. Anyway, continue a bit further on Trail #401 and you will come to the junction for Dublin Lake. Follow Trail #401B down to Dublin Lake. This little jewel is worth the hike and there are a few legal camp areas to be found around the lake.

Dublin Lake
Dublin Lake

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.

As with Munra Point, you need to walk back towards the freeway to the road that heads east to the Toothrock Trailhead. Just as you begin to walk in that direction, you will see the trailhead sign to Tanner Butte. This is the trail you need to get you to Dublin Lake.

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