Mount Defiance Trail

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Mount Defiance Trail is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cascade Locks, OR that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.1 miles 4783 feet Loop

dogs on leash


trail running





wild flowers

old growth


Hike to the highest point of the Columbia Gorge with amazing views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St Helens, and Mt. Adams Many consider this hike Oregon's hardest trail. As you climb this six million year old shield volcano, you will find breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St Helens. While the top is marred by a bunch of communication equipment, you will still find one of the best views of Mt Hood.