Grassy Knoll Trail is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until October.
Directions from Carson: Travel north on the Wind River Highway (County Route 30) to Forest Route 6808. Follow 6808 east towards Triangle Pass and past Bear Creek. Pick up 68 near Triangle Pass and follow it north for approximately two miles to the trailhead.
Ok. Figured it out. The sign indicates it's 4.5 miles to the PCT. Not a bad hike at all. 9 miles to PCT and back.
Ok. To clear things up, it's only about 2.2 miles to grassy knoll. Not sure why it lists 4.5 except the sign at the trailhead indicates 4.5. We went beyond grassy knoll to a new coined "knoll" and overnighted. Great view of Hood and out of the wind. Worth every effort of the drive and climb.
Long drive up the gravel road. Watch out for speedy drivers. Not a lot of turnouts.
The trail makes the drive well worth it! Awesome views, clean, not crowded and a great workout. Someone recently cut all the downed trees blocking the trail. Nice and smooth the whole way.
This trail was amazing. The drive up is a rough gravel road but in April we were able to make it fine. We turned around at the first main overlook after seeing Hood and Adams at the ridge line making it about 4 miles round trip. There is a beautiful stop at the top for a lunch break. Lots of downed trees but we were able to see the trail clearly.
What a great hike! We backpacked in to the spring and camp at 3.9 miles and hiked the next couple to Huckleberry Mt. Fabulous views of Adams and Hood along the way. Beautiful wildflowers. Not quite sure of the 9 miles listed. It is about 5.4 to Huckleberry Mt. and 2.2 to Grassy Knoll. The camp is nice with a great little spring. If you aren't planning to go all the way to Huckleberry Mt. stop at about 3 miles, a little past Grassy Knoll, as there isn't much of interest past the last semi open ridge at about 3 miles until you get to Huckleberry Mt. at 6 miles. If you are using Romano's "Day hiking the Columbia River Gorge" (2011) be sure you look at the little piece of paper that corrects the directions to drive to the trail head. Either that or use a map because the instructions in the book are wrong but the supplement paper included in my book were correct.
One of the easiest trails to a phenomenal view. After just 2.2 miles and 900 ft elevation gain emerge to a cliff side view of the western flank of Mt Adams. Enjoy the wildflowers and 'Big Lava Bed' 1000ft below.