The Wygant trail -- six miles west of Hood River -- was a gift to Oregon honoring the memory of the Wygant family. This park adjoins two other state parks near Mitchell Point 5 miles west of Hood River on Interstate 84. A trail strikes through the park in a dense, hilly wilderness area that was once the old Oregon Trail and later the Historic Columbia River Highway. The first mile of this trail is on pavement that hasn't had an automobile on it for 50 years (it still has the yellow divider stripe). As it moves into the wilderness, Wygant trail penetrates a dense forest hillside along a gurgling creek. It is an ideal spot for backpackers who are looking for a little solitude.
Tried to do this hike but the trail was in very poor condition. Like Denis M. mentioned the first mile was ok but after that we had a difficult time even locating the trail. Skip this and head up to Mitchell Point, amazing view! Note-tons of poison oak and the dog picked up ticks
first mile of the trail is in good condition. The rest of it is going over fallen trees and the bridge has not been repaired yet so you have to find a way to cross. After the power lines, the trail completely disappears and after making our own trail for about a half a mile, we decided to turn back before we became a newspaper article! It was a beautiful hike nonetheless.
The trail wasn't very nice even before a massive windstorm made it impassible. Large stretches were right above I-84 and poison oak was thick. After the windstorm the trail is said to be impassible but I haven't been up there myself to find out for sure.