Mitchell Point Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews

Mitchell Point Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
951 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Good hike but steep over lots of loose rock. Beware of ticks and poison oak.

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked May 11: well marked trail, wear hiking boots/shoes because sections of trail have large pit run rocks. This is not moderate- should be rated hard. It’s quite steep within a short distance. A few old growth trees, wildflowers and stunning gorge views at the top. Bathrooms at trailhead, plenty of parking too.

22 days ago

For a “vacation hiker” without proper hiking equipment, this is On the tougher side of moderate. At points, scaling completely loose rock. Lots of loose gravel in other parts. Steep incline at the summit, not bad to go up, but loose gravel on the way down. Awesome view and great hike - just wish we hadn’t been wearing sneakers. It’s a cardio hike on the way up. We loved it but we thought we should leave a review as we under estimated this trail from previous reviews!

hiking
26 days ago

Trail was tougher than we anticipated, but definitely worth it. My pup did great on the way up, but was nervous in the areas with slippery rip rap on the way down.. I might have been a little nervous, too.

hiking
29 days ago

Great cardio workout. Often windy on top but it is refreshing on a hot day. One of my favorites in the gorge.

1 month ago

The trail is sometimes ambiguous and has some rock slides covering some trail portions. The view is good however. The trail is moderately steep and moderately muddy.

hiking
1 month ago

Mitchell Point is officially open as of Sunday, April 1st, 2018.

Also there are a ton of bugs at the summit.

1 month ago

Finally got to go back on Monday 4/9/18 and it was gorgeous, the trail is in prime condition! No closed sign on freeway exit, bathrooms are open and plenty of people enjoying this beautiful trail!

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike but my knees felt it on the initial descent.

hiking
9 months ago

A quick, but heart pumping hike! Good to fit in on your drive along the Gorge. Nothing really to see until you get to the top. Don't underestimate it like I did and wear Chacos! Going down it's too steep and lots of lose dirt and little rocks to slip on!

10 months ago

Fun little hike to stretch your legs on your drive through the gorge!

hiking
10 months ago

Trail was well maintained and the grade was more reasonable than I expected. Some riprap used to stabilize erosion on the trail can be tricky. The wind was extra strong in the Gorge during this hike. I was solo and concerned about my general lack of balance added with the wind, so I wasn't able to summit. I turned around about 30yds from the tippy top. Even at this distance I could tell the view was outstanding. Will definitely be back to try again on a less blustery day!

11 months ago

such an amazing trail! Felt like Lara Croft climbing over rocks and tree chunks. The worse part was probably the ticks....so many ticks
but definitely worth it!!

hiking
11 months ago

Absolutely great hike, intense climb but well worth it in the end

hiking
11 months ago

Short, tough, great views.

Friday, May 19, 2017

great and challenging quick trail! make sure to wear sturdy shoes - the trail is very rocky and can be slippery. beautiful views and definitely worth doing!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Not too long a hike but challenging in parts. Worth it for the view!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

great hike. not super long but has steep parts. the view is all worth it. love it.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

An incredible way to get your heart and adrenaline pumping!! Push through your fear, it is so worth it!

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ass kicker!

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Steep, rocky and by times slippery, but oh so worth it! Be prepared for 1300f elevation in only 1.3m. The summit has an awesome 360 degrees view and especially a gorgeous view on the Columbia River Gorge. My dog and I really enjoyed this hike!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Worth it. Very steep and rocky. The history of the place is unsettling. A beautiful hand dug tunnel blasted in the 60s for the name of progress. Typical of the generation. What a wasted era.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Short and steep with some great views at the top. Lots of poison oak alongside the trails, but we didn't see another person on the trail the whole time (relatively early on a Monday morning in August). Several steep spots through loose rocks that makes for tough footing.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Just finished hiking this trail. Great short trail with a few parts that require some good hiking shoes to maintain grip. However the view from the top is breathtaking and worth every bit of the trail.

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

it's a real quick hike takes me about 20 minutes to get to the top pretty steep but the view at the point is amazing

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Worth the great views!

hiking
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

overall good experience for a part-time (vacation only) hiker like myself. i was the only one on trail maybe due to overcast weather. hiking poles would help if i had planned. parts of the steep trail are tricky with loose gravel, but i never slipped because i had good hiking boots and took my time to make sure steps were secure while taking plenty of photos. short section with loose rocks also tricky but can be navigated if you can see which trail to take,

hiking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

the view was fantastic; and just a few others were on the trail. hiking through the rock patch that others have mentioned is difficult - but it's worth it.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

This was a great hike! The pay off for the intense incline is well worth it. Took us 1:20 to make it to the top and back with 10mins. to take in the view from the top. It's spectacular!

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