Grassy Knoll Trail

HARD 25 reviews

Grassy Knoll Trail is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

Directions from Carson: Travel north on the Wind River Highway (County Route 30) to Forest Route 6808. Follow 6808 east towards Triangle Pass and past Bear Creek. Pick up 68 near Triangle Pass and follow it north for approximately two miles to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Take a capable vehicle to this trailhead. I repeat; take a capable vehicle to this trailhead.
I took a Prius. I thought for sure I was going to wreck my Prius getting there. The road is so bad in places that it looks like a motocross track.
Expect 10ish miles of uneven, overgrown, single lane, gravel roads-- with countless supersize potholes.
By the time I made it to the TH, I noticed a storm rolling in so I got back in my car and left. I didn't even get to do the hike. There was no way I wanted to try driving that road when it's wet and muddy.
The hike seemed lovely. Maybe I'll be back one day when I buy a different car.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was great. There were tons of great views. The road to the trail head was a bit sketch but my 96 honda accord with barely legal bald tires did fine. Not a lot of foot traffic on the trail which was fantastic. The difficulty did not seem to be as hard as advertised.

hiking
3 months ago

Wear pants as the trail isn’t well maintained and had lots of over grown bushes some with thorns! The hike up gets your heart rate going and the view at the top is great on a clear day. Unfortunately clouds covered both Mt. Hood and Adams but the surrounding cascade Mountain View’s are nice. There were still some wildflowers out.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking views! Seeing Adams and Hood from the grassy knoll was totally worth the intense hike up. It is a little hard to find but don’t give up! Keep going on the gravel road all the way and you will finally see a sign for grassy knoll!

3 months ago

Definitely challenging trying to find the hike via the forest roads, and you definitely need a good car to get over those gravel road pot holes. The hike was absolutely gorgeous. Amazing views pretty much the whole way and beautiful wildflowers. Really challenging right off the bat but so worth it

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail 2 days ago - strenuous but worth the effort! Beautiful views of Hood, Adams and St. Helens. The wildflowers provided a pretty landscape and included larkspur, phlox, daisies, and mini glacier lilies. The pot holes are numerous once you leave Bear Creek road and cross the creek. We saw only one snow bank and it was to the side of the trail. Encountered only one other person on the hike. One of our favorites!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike! The gravel road was a bit tough with some major pot holes, so be careful if you are driving a smaller car.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Didn't. See a single person. Beautiful rewarding hike

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Did this on 06/28/17. Windy at the knoll. Wildflower display was rocking. Nice clear views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood along the way and at the knoll itself.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

♥️

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ok. Figured it out. The sign indicates it's 4.5 miles to the PCT. Not a bad hike at all. 9 miles to PCT and back.

backpacking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ok. To clear things up, it's only about 2.2 miles to grassy knoll. Not sure why it lists 4.5 except the sign at the trailhead indicates 4.5. We went beyond grassy knoll to a new coined "knoll" and overnighted. Great view of Hood and out of the wind. Worth every effort of the drive and climb.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Long drive up the gravel road. Watch out for speedy drivers. Not a lot of turnouts.

The trail makes the drive well worth it! Awesome views, clean, not crowded and a great workout. Someone recently cut all the downed trees blocking the trail. Nice and smooth the whole way.

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This trail was amazing. The drive up is a rough gravel road but in April we were able to make it fine. We turned around at the first main overlook after seeing Hood and Adams at the ridge line making it about 4 miles round trip. There is a beautiful stop at the top for a lunch break. Lots of downed trees but we were able to see the trail clearly.

hiking
Sunday, June 30, 2013

What a great hike! We backpacked in to the spring and camp at 3.9 miles and hiked the next couple to Huckleberry Mt. Fabulous views of Adams and Hood along the way. Beautiful wildflowers. Not quite sure of the 9 miles listed. It is about 5.4 to Huckleberry Mt. and 2.2 to Grassy Knoll. The camp is nice with a great little spring. If you aren't planning to go all the way to Huckleberry Mt. stop at about 3 miles, a little past Grassy Knoll, as there isn't much of interest past the last semi open ridge at about 3 miles until you get to Huckleberry Mt. at 6 miles. If you are using Romano's "Day hiking the Columbia River Gorge" (2011) be sure you look at the little piece of paper that corrects the directions to drive to the trail head. Either that or use a map because the instructions in the book are wrong but the supplement paper included in my book were correct.

hiking
Friday, April 30, 2010

One of the easiest trails to a phenomenal view. After just 2.2 miles and 900 ft elevation gain emerge to a cliff side view of the western flank of Mt Adams. Enjoy the wildflowers and 'Big Lava Bed' 1000ft below.

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