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Gorge River Trail #400 to Tanner Creek [CLOSED]

MODERATE 12 reviews

Gorge River Trail #400 to Tanner Creek [CLOSED] is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,341 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers



Sat Oct 15 2016

Nice uphill hike with a lovely lookout option (must do!). Highway noise from below subsides about 1/2 way up.

Thu Aug 18 2016

the car/truck/train noises really took a lot away from the hike. if you like back country hiking, you don't want to do this trail. it was fine for hiking with my 11 yr old.

Sun Aug 07 2016

A couple things you should know: The signs for this trail are "400 Gorge Trail", and are much smaller than other signs. This trail is long, mostly flat, and has the freeway roaring away next to it for 90% of the trail, BUT, you can take it all the way (3.5 miles) to an EPIC waterfall, OR you can turn off onto an unmarked trail that goes pretty much straight up the mountains and turns into a very technical climb with amazing views. Do depending on what you decide to do, this could be a 2 star trail or a 5 star, up to you.

Sun Jan 20 2008

You have two options on this trail, head east to Elowah Falls or head south on Gorge Trail 400. We did a bit of both. Gorge Trail 400 heading south from the split is fairly challenging and steep with a couple of switchbacks. It has the benefit of heading away from the freeway sounds, though, and is very peaceful and quiet the majority of the way. We did end up getting stymied by a stream that had to be crossed by hopping across small, slippery stones and we ended up heading back the way we came. We then headed east to Elowah Falls at the split. This trail is somewhat less challenging initially, although the trail is littered with embedded stones that will give your feet a nice massage and prevent you from looking anywhere but at your feet for a long while. The freeway noise is fairly constant on this leg of the trail. Towards the end of the trail, as you near the falls, a number of extreme switchbacks greets you as you descend down the hill to the base of the falls, and can make the last part of the trip a bit challenging. But the view of the falls is worth it in the end. There's no restrooms/portable toilets at this trailhead, so be prepared!

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