Nesmith Point Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
this a good work out hike. the view at the top is a ok, mostly blocked. but still all in all it's nice, its steep. got the heart going. small parking lot at the trail head as there are other trails off this trail head.
it's longer , steeper and higher than Dog its a good training mountain I would rate it better than 3 stars but it's 90% forest with little pay out at the end 2 hrs 15 min up and 1 hr 28 min down
Fantastic training hike that is moderate to difficult for the experienced hiker. A lot of switchbacking, some scattered rock/shingles and at some points the trail gets pretty narrow. That combined with heavy vegetation made it a bit difficult with trekking poles as they would get snagged on innocent ferns! Portland hikers guide advised about 2 miles of continuous climbing, but I think the trail was about 80% climbing. I went on a Sunday and hit the trailhead at exactly 10 am, parking lot was full (only about 10-12 spots at the John B Yeon TH) but the road 10 feet away had plenty of shoulder parking. Great views of the gorge and Mt. Adams. I only encountered about 7 people total in the 6 hours I was there, and met some really cool folks! Jason - if you see this, glad you got the AT app I recommended! A definite must do for the Gorge trail blazer!