Klickitat Rail Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Klickitat Rail Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Centerville, Washington that features a waterfall 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.

7.2 miles
295 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers




Flat hike through a small canyon to bedrock pools along an old railroad track. This is a very flat hike that follows an old railway. The bridges along the trail have all been recently renovated with wooden planks (you can still spot some of the rail ties and metal along the trail). The first section goes through cow pastures with several gates you need to pass though. Make sure you close them as you walk through. As you come across the rocks next to the creek be on the lookout for sunning groundhogs and hawks flying overhead. As you go deeper into Swale Canyon you will eventually come across the bedrock pools. For those with a second car, or on mountain bike you can continue down the trail 8 miles further to the town of Wahkiacus.

6 months ago

BEWARE TICKS!!! The trail was fairly uneventful, but had a few nice views and waterfalls. I did like the few train bridges we encountered on the trail. I'm sure other stretches of the rail trail are more interesting than this stretch. The reason for my 2 star rating is that in January this spot was absolutly infested with ticks. Our 2 dogs were covered in them after our hike we removed easily 15 off each dog. Thankfully they are on Bravecto so no tick burrowed too deep.

7 months ago