Wahtum Lake to Chinidere Mountain

MODERATE 15 reviews

Wahtum Lake to Chinidere Mountain is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hood River, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

TEMPORARILY CLOSED Closed indefinitely due to Eagle Creek Fire. Please check with park for most up-to-date trail and road status information.

3 days ago

Beautiful! Camped here the night before and noticed that the sign on the board at the campground listed this hike as now open. Loved getting to walk around the lake and before enjoying the view from the top. Looking out over Eagle Creek and the burn area was interesting, too.

1 month ago

I haven’t hiked it yet but the hiking Facebook group I follow posted pics of their recent hike to it and said it was open.

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2 months ago

It’s closed because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Decent challenge on the way up, but the trail is in really good condition until you hit the shale. What a view at the top!. The walk around the lake is awesome, and flat enough for almost anyone to get out and enjoy. The only tough part for some are the steps at the end.

If you fancy camping here, there are 5-6 developed camps at the top with tables, fire pits, and (the most decent smelling around) outhouse. $15/night for spots, $5/day for parking.

Would love to bring my mtn bike here!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Trail is mostly snow free but very wet and muddy. Some signs are down or missing. Multiple trails in the area make it easy to get disoriented. Trail near summit is blocked by downed trees but new a trail through the talus is forming. The view from the summit was incredible as always. Still a personal favorite.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Beautiful but still all snow (everal inches in spots) as of memorial day weekend. not many campsites available of you were hoping to camp like we were

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