White Bluffs North Slope Trail

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White Bluffs North Slope Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Othello, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.5 miles
869 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Just past milepost 63 on SR 24 turn right onto the gated gravel road. After 4 miles turn right at the 4-way intersection onto the paved road (continuing straight leads to the South Slope trail after 4 more miles) Drive 1.4 miles to the trail-head which is located on the right side of the road just before a creek crossing and a few trees. There is no parking lot, just an arched turn off

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1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Hidden gem. I would highly recommend. Fairly easy hike overall. Amazing views.

2 months ago

The day was perfect weather wise. This hike was absolutely beautiful and it never ceases to amaze me how beautiful our area of the state is. Made this hike into a loop and walked near the river on our way back. It was just a bit muddy and slick in spots which made for an interesting hike. Lol
Took the dogs and they enjoyed it as well. Ran into a porcupine and also seen a big beaver doin its thing. Good times had by all;) btw my mileage is inaccurate on this post. I accidentally stop the recording at one point...

10 months ago

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

This was an amazingly beautiful trail. In the first half mile or so there was a steady incline. But, once on top it all leveled out and you walk along the ridge. You can see all along the Hanford site and view many of the cocooned reactors. The trail ends at sand dunes where we sat, staring at the river and a number of elk feeding on its grass. Once we were finished, we walked down to the boat dock and put our feet in the river to cool off. Perfect.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

This hike is definitely different than a typical winter mountain trail. Instead of snowshoeing in a winter wonderland this trail is "sandshoeing" through the desert and no trees. I got to White Bluffs at sunrise and opted for the North Slope trail which was very moderate and suitable for any age. The trail can be a tad difficult to follow once you get up near the dunes but you can see for miles and you are hiking along a river bluff so it is impossible to get lost. The barren landscape was interesting and I had a lot of fun running around on the gorgeous white sand dunes - who wouldn't? The colors along the Columbia River bluff combined with the ripples in the sand provides a great backdrop for taking photos of nature. I'm guessing that because it was in the middle of winter that there was no one else out there. I drove down to the South Slope trailhead on the way out and I saw one car parked there. Overall I liked the trail and enjoyed the contrast in scenery.