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Catherine Creek West Loop [CLOSED] is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near White Salmon, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 1,072 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Closed
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Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.

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Danny Nolan
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Becca Enyeart
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HikingBugs

The trail highlighted from AllTrails was an access road. Very misleading, and disappointing since we drove from Sandy, OR. I’m sure the view is great from the actual trail, but we barely saw anything.

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Michelle DL
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky

The first part of the hike was all uphill and no coverage. Once we reached the bend, we saw a great view of the river and Mt. Hood. The upward climb was so worth that view. The climb down was rough terrain. Our dog was handling it okay but VERY rocky. Bring water and sunscreen!

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Brenna Peters
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grown

Trail is now open. Ended up doing about a 4.5 mile loop. It is essentially straight incline the first half, so I wouldn’t recommend it for those without some decent cardio ability or for kids. Definitely wouldn’t do this on a hot summer day, it was about 75-80 and I felt drained by the end. WOULD NOT recommend if you have a dog. I picked off (no joke) about 40 ticks off my golden. I won’t be doing this one again - but for those looking for a not so pretty trail with a great view this would be decent.

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Gloria Maloney
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I was looking forward to hiking this trail. It was CLOSED !!!!

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Kalie Krueger
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Hiking

Amazing views both way with my multiple routes (some more challenging which is nice) to help disperse the crowd

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Christine Piggott
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Hiking

We took this loop counterclockwise & definitely the way to go. Uphill section in shade & downhill was direct sun. Saw ~.10 differ types flowers including shooting stars. At summit, great view downriver towards Dalles & mt hood to East

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Shelley Hughes
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Hiking

Loose rocks, no trail signs along the way. Not impressed.

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David Coleman
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Hiking

This is a great day hike with fantastic views of the Columbia River Gorge, surrounding mountains, and Mt. Hood in the distance. The loop will take at least two to three hours; up hill for the first part and down hill for the second part. I wouldn't take kids on this hike as the trail frequently runs along the edges of precipices. There is a nice paved hiking trail across the street from the trail head, the Catherine Creek Scenic area, for families with children. That's pretty nice too. There is little shade on this hike so wear sunscreen. Treking poles are recommended. There are unmarked trails crossing this loop, so the map on the All Trails app is very useful to avoid confusion. Bring water. Binoculars would be nice, and of course your camera, or a phone with a good camera.

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Kathleen Hicks
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Too hot without shade cover!

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Katie Bassett
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grownRocky

This trail has amazing views of the Gorge and is really beautiful but there is no shade and no water. I would love to do this area again in the spring when everything is green. It was also VERY rocky, no shade, a lot of bugs and over grown in sections.

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Leif Wisdahl
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Hiking

paved, easy. good views and interp signs.

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Travis Harper
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HikingNo shadeRocky

awesome trails, great views of both the green Western side of the gorge, and the transition to the dry desert region. trails not marked real well at junctions, so bring map or gps. lots of lizards and wildlife throughout. well worth it. the Labrinth trail also cool with all the geological features, i.e devil's fencepost, etc.. lots of poison ivy.

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April Sundine
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Hiking

Hiked Mid-May on a Saturday. First ones in at the trailhead at 7:30am. Hiked up Catherine Creek, hanging to the West on the many choices of trails - all the way to Coyote Wall. Late morning near Coyote Wall saw LOTS of people enjoying the gorgeous day. Worked our way back around to the Catherine Creek trailhead for a total of 9.7 miles. Trails are in great shape, but beware of poison oak and ticks. I won’t bring my pup here, but lots of people do. Beautiful wildflowers in May. Definitely will explore this area again. Parking at the trailhead was packed when we left.

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Christie MacLean
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Hiking

Beautiful views of wildflowers, the gorge and Mt Hood! Only saw a few others out on the trail mid week in the morning.

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Maria Romero
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Hiking

Beautiful views!

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ViviAnne Zirkle DeTorres
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Hiking

Great Easter hike with my mom! The wildflowers were in full bloom. We appreciated the variety of terrain and trails. The hike is more about 3.5 miles, my recording was off due to multiple pictures being taken.

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Megan Elaine
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grown

Good jaunt up hill with some stunning views. Watch out for ticks! I found over ten on my dog after this hike

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