Wauna Viewpoint Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1007 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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 14, 2016

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016