Klickitat Trail: Milepost 16-13

EASY 6 reviews

Klickitat Trail: Milepost 16-13 is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lyle, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
18 days ago

BEWARE the bridge is out and has been for some time, with no planned replacement. So this is an out-and-back hike from the Wahkiacus trailhead, and the trail is fading and being taken over by vegetation west of the old water plant at Klickitat Springs. That said, it is a very fine hike from about mid-April to mid-May, when the wildflowers are at their peak. The shrub diversity is especially high, the herbs are abundant, and there's a reasonable diversity of habitats from exposed grassy headlands to oak woodlands to Douglas-fir/maple forests to ponderosa pine woodlands to ruderal areas around the water plant. The water was bottled as a health tonic and when we were there at least one spring was still flowing, staining the grass and mud a bright rusty orange color. Since the trail follows a north-facing slope it is a bit cooler than in the main Columbia River Gorge. The river is deep and fast and it isn't really a good trail for getting down to the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, but short and easy, walk along the Klickitat river...We spotted an huge River otter. Amazing creature, beautiful too watch. On a sunny day this trail be much more fun.

3 months ago

Ticks like you wouldn’t believe! Our dogs had ticks all over them!

hiking
2 months ago

recorded Klikitat Mineral Springs

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago