Wauna Viewpoint Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until August.
trail is currently washed out from an ice avalanche, as well as the other two trail heads near it.
Beautiful trail with a great viewpoint. Good elevation gain, but nothing too difficult. There was still a few inches of snow in most spots today (12/26), but I did it without micro spikes and there was only one tough spot close to the viewpoint where the trail gets narrow. Only saw one other person while I was there, so it was nice and quiet if you can tune out the highway. Definitely recommend, especially in the snow!
Easy, quiet (even on a Saturday!) and short hike with a pretty view. Make sure to go on a (semi) clear day though! The power lines as well as the traffic noise were definitely a bit of a disadvantage. Overall OK, but wouldn't go back.
Best to do on a clear day with little overcast as the view at the top isn't that rewarding with low visibility. A few spots are really steep narrow and rocky. Pretty cool to cross a giant swaying bridge on the way. Some noise pollution from the highway.
Great little hike. Did it in the afternoon. 5ish. Had it all to myself. Passed two couples going down as I was coming up. Awesome views of Mt rainier, bridge of the gods and the gorge. As mentioned by the pervious comment the road noise can be a tad annoying but it's not bad by any means.
You have the highway noise, but for a relatively easy hike you have a fantastic view and lookout!
This is a great hike. The view was beautiful! There was a landslide near the end that ruined the last switchback to the top but we managed to get by climbing over some downed trees and small rocks/boulders. It's a lot steeper than I thought/read, not for anyone with a fear or heights. My 10 year old did it well with a bit of fear and hesitation toward the end. Not crowded.
This hike was amazing. Very steep and a little confusing because there weren't basically any markers, but it was insanely beautiful. I really recommend it.
Two ways to access:
1. Tooth Ridge Trailhead parking lot -- paved road that goes east (less than one mile) -- path on the right labeled "Tanner Butte"
2. Near Eagle Creek Trailhead along the south part there is a bridge labeled "Wauna Viewpoint Trail" which also goes up
This trail was less populated than other nearby trails. We only passed one family. This was a relatively easy/moderate hike with a solid path the entire time. The path became narrow without cushioning trees or weeds off to the sides close to the viewpoint, but it was only for a short distance. Excellent views of Table Mountain, Bridge of the Gods, and the Bonneville Dam from the viewpoint (called "the diving board"). You can also see Mt. Adams on the way up. The viewpoint is the area with the power lines and it's visible from the Tooth Ridge Trailhead parking lot.