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Wauna Viewpoint Trail (CLOSED)

MODERATE 29 reviews
#136 of 151 trails in

Wauna Viewpoint Trail (CLOSED) is a 3.2 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
1,017 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers



Monday, May 01, 2017

View is great once your at top. Wouldn't do it again. Landslide has trail partially blocked so we didn't "summit"

Saturday, April 15, 2017

it's a nice, easy going hike. The road noise wasn't too bad, hardly heard anything. I never made it to the top due to a land slide.

Monday, April 03, 2017

As with any trail on the south side of the gorge, there's a fair amount of 84 traffic noise most of the way up. We didn't make it all the way to the top because of rock/landslides, but we found one decent view of the Columbia. Not sure how the view at the top compares to other hikes.

Monday, March 06, 2017


Monday, March 06, 2017


Sunday, January 22, 2017

trail is currently washed out from an ice avalanche, as well as the other two trail heads near it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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!

Monday, November 07, 2016

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.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

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.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

You have the highway noise, but for a relatively easy hike you have a fantastic view and lookout!

Friday, April 08, 2016

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.

Monday, April 04, 2016

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.

Monday, June 17, 2013

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.

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