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Coyote Wall Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near White Salmon, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.8 mi Elevation gain 1,624 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

No shade

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Getting There

Moderate to difficult hike with steep inclines, but gorgeous views and amazing wildflowers to see during spring time. There are many connecting trails and is easy to make into a longer or shorter loop or out and back.

Easy, paved parking. No passes of any sort required. Single composting toilet.

From Portland, just take i-84 east to Hood River, cross the bridge over to WA in Hood River, then head east 4.6 miles on highway 14 and the trailhead sign will be on your left.

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Reviews (660)
Photos (801)
Recordings (526)
Completed (1278)
Kelly Padera
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HikingNo shade

I needed a hike to help defeat the Sunday scaries and especially loved how it wasn’t too crowded. I went around 4pm and lingered long enough to see the sunset and colors change the landscape. Beginning the trail is a bit mediocre, you’ll then hit the steep parts and might be wondering why you’re doing this to yourself aside from cardio benefits, then you get to the top loop (take the loop don’t leave yet) and you now know why you’re there. A beautiful oak grove, gusty warm wind, tree tops, gorge, Mt. Hood in all her glory. Posted some pics of the top and why you should keep going! Unfortunately there was a wildfire near Mt. Hood so you’ll see smoke/water scooper planes doing their thing. Also there’s no shade - only when you get to the top!

Kaye Coad
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Hiking

Loved this hike! Saw the mighty Columbia River the entire way!! No walks through trees, always seeing this River... no shade, so do when not too hot

Austin Crook
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Beautiful views all the way from the bottom to the top! There are some great spots for Instagram photos. Barely any shade so bring plenty of water!

DJ Goodman
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HikingNo shade

This was a good/bad hike for me. It was highly recommended by some locals. We started at the listed trailhead and took the “Little Maui Trail” as shown on this app. It was complete sun exposure with yellow (dead) grass views. As we continued to ascend, I wondered why this was recommended by the locals. After completing the half loop, we ascended towards the wall. The ascent continued and was pretty steep in some sections. After reaching the highest part, we turned left (south) and began our descent. This portion followed the ridge and made up for the ugly views up to this point. The views were absolutely spectacular! You can easily see Mt Hood and Coyote Wall finally comes into view. You’ll also pass an oak grove surrounded in poison oak. The poison oak was very beautiful because it was a vibrant red and green. Look but don’t touch! After leaving the oak grove, we returned and followed the edge of the ridge. It got extremely windy with massive wind gusts so be careful along this section. We continued to descend and finished the hike on the other side if the loop which was a little prettier than “Little Maui”. Enjoy!

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Eric Bomblatus
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Gorgeous day at the wall. We started on the Labyrinth Trail, working our way up, then turned east at the Atwood Rd junction. Take caution there's a ton of poison oak on this stretch. Continuing in this direction, we joined the Old Ranch Road to the Traverse Trail and eventually made our way to the top of the wall. There were some serious wind gusts! The views were breathtaking and it was very clear. The trip back down was very easy. It's definitely one of my favorite Gorge hikes!

Justin McGrath
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Hiking

Fun trail with open views and easy to get to. I didn’t hike to the top but I enjoyed a quick up and down on two occasions. I was lucky enough to be there on Memorial Day when a massive cargo plane buzzed by us. Great experience! This is a delayed review, but I recommend it for those with last second plans and ideally on an overcast day, since there are no trees until the top of the trail. Enjoy the wall!!

Annamaria Panaite
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HikingNo shade

Very open trail ... no shade ... great views! Will do it again in the fall! Bring sunscreen if it is sunny. Plenty parking spaces.

Nick Baron
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Hiking

Hiked this on 7/5/2020. Pretty boring hike going up. Views and hike at the top are good. Going down is nice to look at the Gorge the whole way down. Easy to see mountain bikers coming from far away. Bring sunscreen if it’s a sunny day!

Annie French
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HikingNo shade
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Bashar Haidar
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Great trail with almost desert terrain! If heights are not your thing, you might wanna refrain from the switchbacks, but the main trail is steep! Need to be sure footed and hiking poles might be handy if you are bad at balancing :) Some incredible view points but encountered a scary rattle snake in that rocky area so careful! Nothing scarier than being startled at the edge of a 1000+ ft drop. Enjoy

kaholoas .
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Great views from this hike. It looks like it will be a quick venture from the ground, and the fairly easy switchbacks don’t help challenge those notions. About half way up, the trek gets steep, and the final bit dips into the trees. If you do the looped back marked here, note that the first bit of the way back is on a cliff face! If heights are not your thing, or you’re not sure-footed, go back the way you came. Views are good either way. If you want an additional challenge and like some adrenaline, then do the loop. Hiking poles are helpful, and bring plenty of water/sunscreen on hot days.

Michelle Brin
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Kyndra Eide
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Leilani Olmsted
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HikingNo shadeRocky

I really love this trail and all the views it has to offer! I completed it 6/24/2020. On the hill past the fence line where there are switch backs to make it less steep I had a juvenile rattlesnake cross my path. Just wanted to make note to watch your step and to listen to the surroundings as rattlesnakes are in the area. Also if you are not so great at balance like me; poles will be your friend for keeping you upright on the very dry and loose soil/rocks.

Brendan McGuire
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Soren Moritz
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Hiking

Minimal shade. Bring lots of water if you’re bringing a pup. Great views from start to finish! Easy to get a good burn going on the way up.

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Andrew M.
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Hiking

Very nice views. All uphill on the way there, all downhill on the way back. There’s a part where it changes to forest which is cool

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Brixton Moss
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Unique plant life, jagged cliffs, great birdwatching. One of my favorite trails I’ve ever done! Very unique ecosystem for the area, which is exactly what I like to see... something new. The closest you can get to the desert in Portland! Lots of really cool igneous rock formations. It was a perfect choice for a cool, cloudy, drizzly day. I’m a human furnace, so, I couldn’t do this on a warm and sunny day with the lack of shade. Keep your comfort preferences in mind there, it is very exposed. It was about 60 degrees and windy (aka perfect). The parking is free, no hassles there. Upon my arrival, there were plenty of buzzards by the body of water next to the parking lot and swooping swifts diving from the rocks. I also saw a pair of meadowlarks I think? I actually missed the main trail and went down “old ranch road” and climbed the switchbacks up the middle, not paying much mind to the map. After I reached the top, I think I met up with the main trail and headed down. I never made my way to the cliff edge, it was getting dark. I will definitely go back on another day.

Sarah Leland
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HikingNo shade

Stunning views of the gorge from just about everywhere on this trail! Mt Hood visible across the water, absolutely gorgeous to see. Decent trail but definitely some steep areas to navigate on the way up. Very windy on the ridge and needed a light jacket, even during a warm weather day. We went all the way above the ridge into old growth forest and looped around... Be cautious on the return portion of the loop as the trail is narrow with steep dropoffs.

Hunter Anderson
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