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https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd560885.pdf Columbia River Gorge is recovering from a fire and many trails are closed. Please see above link for up to date trail closure info A year-round recreational area offering the best of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, biking, golf, whitewater rafting and kayaking, windsurfing and kiteboarding, boating, bird watching, photography, downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing – the list is endless. Just taking a drive through the Columbia River Gorge is an experience in itself as you will be in awe of this spectacular geological wonder. The Columbia River is the second largest river in North America, starting in northern Idaho and southeastern British Columbia, and traveling over 1,200 miles to the ocean. Through millenniums of geologic events, waterfalls have found their home in the Columbia River Gorge. A visit to the area is not complete without a visit to the breathtaking waterfalls.

Very easy trail surrounded by beautiful mother nature.

I did this hike today, but I didn't follow the map. I followed a different route I found elsewhere and I recommend it! Go past where this map has you turn left off hwy 8 and turn left at the next turn instead. It winds up to Labyrinth Falls, which was like a tiny Lava Canyon.
Then keep following the trail up past the falls. When you come to a fence, keep left up the hill. Follow the trail up and around several view points and groups of oaks. Turn left when you come to the cross roads. Follow the Old Farm Road back down the hill. The next time you come to a fence, go right and up the hill to the top of Coyote Wall, then back down and through the fence.
Follow the Little Maui Trail back down to hwy 8. It has some more cool waterfalls.

Get up there early or you'll feel like your on the I-5 during rush hour... Otherwise it's a pretty decent view from the top which, after so many times I try not to take for granted.

I loved how open it was and the different options of trails. Great views the whole time.

Hiked on 01/14/18. Night hike.

The trail was closed due for safety concerns so we weren’t able to go past the gift shop. Hopefully it opens again soon but it wasn’t worth the drive to see the falls through a chained gate at the bottom of the trail.

quick and easy trail that was extremely crowded when I went. parking was also difficult.

Hiked this trail on July 2017. Unfortunately we could not get to the tunnel falls trail due to the fires. Anyways it didnt matter since the trail is so beautiful and there is so much to see. We stopped and had lunch on a little cave by the punch bowel falls and it was magic. The path does get narrow, sometimes wet. Be mindful that you will walk alongside of a cliff but it is doable. A tree branch will definitely help.

Main viewpoint is closed due to fire damage

Lots of different paths so it’s easy to stay out there forever! Also watch out for mountain bikers!! So pretty and a great view of the river and if you get high enough you can see the top of hood!

A little icy towards the top but not too bad. A little rime on the weeds and trees but not enough to make any worthwhile photos; maybe next week! Still a good workout though.

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19 days ago

Beautiful hike. Went up the “more difficult” trail and back down on the Augspurger trail. Trails iced over in spots, especially on Augspurger.

Very steep, excellently maintained trail. Snow is building near the summit and trail is muddy in places. Beautiful hike.

Closed until September of 2018

Awesome snow hike with easy parking and a choose-your-own-adventure network of trails. We didn’t get much of a view of the Columbia river due to low visibility but imagine it would be beautiful on a clear day. This trail is exposed to the elements so check wind and weather conditions before going.

Any season, this hike is great.

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1 month ago

Oregon is such a beautiful state. Amazing hike and also easy. We even had dinner near the falls at a little restraunt from the bottom of the hike. So gorgeous and the scenery was worth seeing. recommended for all people!

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1 month ago

Very cold and windy on top, wear windproof clothing with hat and face protection. Microspikes would have been helpful, also. It's a straight up climb and a knee buster coming down. Trekking poles were a must for me.

This was definitely a hard hike but worth it. We did this one knowing we probably wouldn’t have a good view at the top but with over a foot of snow, it was still super fun to trek around the top! The 40mph winds were pretty sketch at times so we couldn’t take the scenic way.

A few things to note:
- Like others mentioned, we approached this trail head from the power line access down the road from the hot springs. Go the power line access until you hit a cross road - turn right and go down the hill. Once you see the hot springs buildings you should see the trailhead on the left.
- It’s not marked very well so we ended up being on the PCT most the time but you get to table mountain either way.
- Heartbreak is rough... but worth it! Especially with the snow right now! Just beautiful!
- We has two huge elk attempt to approach us on the trail which was frightening, no bears though!

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1 month ago

This is defiantly a hard hike! Ass kicker the whole way up but so worth it. Amazing views but it was COLD at the top. Snow on the trees and hard wind blowing this time of year.

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