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Mitchell Point Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 944 ft Route type Out & Back

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carissa probst
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HikingRocky

Nice short hike with a steady incline! DEFINITELY WEAR HIKING SHOES! The top is all rocks, it’s quite slippery if you don’t have a good tread! Beautiful, as always! Parking was a breeze, and I saw 4 other people on this hike, on a Saturday afternoon.

Kaye Coad
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HikingScramble

Lots of climbing through fallen rocks, need hiking boots. Vista at the top was a show stopper of the gorge! Glad we went. The top is a bit tough with vertigo so be prepared.

Kristin B
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Hiking

0.85 miles of fairly steep climbing on a narrow trail with some loose dirt and rock-slides each way. The views at the top are magnificent!

Izzy Seal
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HikingRocky

Great hike! I didn’t realize how much steep elevation there would be and went in running shoes and with my dog. I would definitely recommend hiking shoes as there are a few very steep rocky parts that were difficult to get down without good traction. Otherwise, the hike was fun, very windy at the top but enough space and tall rocks around me to hold onto that I felt secure and safe!

jon harris
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HikingRocky

Rad views, rad location, and perfect for sunsets. I've probably done this a couple dozen times now and it never gets old. Be careful with the rock as it can get slippery but even on wet days, it's possible to get up here without much risk.

Faun Corkum
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Hiking

It was a great hike, but very scary at the top ridge if you’re afraid of heights. There was also a lot of poison oak close to the trail so next time I’d wear long pants. The views were incredible!

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Cori Torkum
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HikingOff trailRocky

This trail is not for the faint of heart but it is VERY fun! Beware of poison oak along much of the trail. This hike is the one to get your wanderlust juices flowing! I’m pretty sure I’m ready to hike Everest now

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Carolina Martins
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HikingRocky

Short hike, but definitely steep. Make sure you have good hiking shoes. Worth the view!!!

McKenzie Griffin
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HikingRocky

Great hike if you are looking for something short and steep!! Reminded me of a mini Dog Mountain, but with less flowers and more scree. Very rocky, so I definitely don’t suggest bringing dogs. Also if you afraid of heights, the summit is a little frightening, but definitely worth the views if you can handle being near cliffs/ ledges.

Drew Hamm
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Megan Aeona
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Over grownRocky

I would rate this one on the more difficult side of moderate because of the elevation gain and the rocky, sheer cliff areas. Don't try to attempt this in sneakers, you need hiking boots! Great workout and beautiful views though. I love a challenging hike with a great payout like this one! However, there is quite a lot of poison oak on the trail and the end of the hike is very overgrown. It's shaded almost the entire way up and quite windy.

Megan Clark
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Hiking

Good trail but a bit overgrown in some spots. Steep incline but good workout. A lot of poison oak. Great view!

Megan Vahaviolos
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HikingRockyScramble

Omg! Beautiful! The hike is a straight incline but totally worth the views! Not meant for kids but my 2 year old did it by herself! Very rocky.

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Connor Sweeney
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HikingRocky

This is a good/quick trail if you’re in the Hood River area. Did this hike around 5pm yesterday and didn’t see a single person the entire time. If you’re not a fan of heights, I don’t recommend going all the way out to the end of the point. It is very windy most of the time but if you can get up there on a calm day the views are phenomenal.

Kailin Hu
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Why don't the reviews mention the two sections of SCREE ??! If I had known that, I would have rethought this route prior to bringing my dog. Because of the scree paths, and the steepness of it all, I would not recommend this trail to dog owners. Not to mention, there are overgrown sections I don't want my dog's face blow dozing over. So, when people mention the "rocky parts", now you know this means scree, not simply rocks on the ground. If you have good hiking shoes, this shouldn't be a big deal. I just don't recommend dogs or small children on this hike. The view? Good for morning or afternoon, and not quite as breathtaking as people make it sound if you've been to the Vista House view point.

Eric Moisant
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Lydia Durnil
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HikingOver grownRocky

Wear good hiking boots, watch for poison oak, prepare to get your heart rate up! Definitely mostly straight uphill, very windy on top today which made the ascent a little sketchy. Very overgrown in parts... not quite sure if I ran into poison oak but I guess I'll find out in a few days lol it mentioned it on a sign at the trailhead. Found a driver's license with the last name Yates, left it at the trailhead if that's you :) Overall fun climb and great view of the gorge on a sunny day from the top!

Grace Bubar
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

I didn’t make it all the way to the top because it got way too rocky for me and I wasn’t wearing the correct shoes. Some parts are a little sketchy because of the lack of railing. The incline is steady and will definitely get your heart rate up quickly. There was still a good view partway up.

Steven Surdi
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Hiking

Be ready to get your billy goat on... lol amazing and thrilling view point from the top!

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East Girl West
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Open! Some sheer and rocky bits somewhat tricky. Not for kids. Steady climb, mix of shade and exposure. Wear good shoes and be careful!

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