Wahtum Lake to Chinidere Mountain

MODERATE 11 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.

3.5 miles
1125 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers

Short and sweet hike

1 day 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.

23 days ago

It’s closed because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

1 month ago

Road has been closed 4 miles from the trailhead the past couple weekends I’ve driven up (4/21/18 & 5/5/18), but there’s no signs at the fork from Lost Lake Road. Bummer to get all the way there for it to be closed with no notice before. Not sure why or when it’s open again.

10 months ago

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!

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

8 months ago

11 months ago

Monday, May 29, 2017