Explore the most popular trails near Lewiston with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
1 month ago

The trail is slightly longer than posted on the description. The trail gradually drops 2185 feet over 5.5 miles. It is a comfortable walk down to the river where there is a rocky beach to rest as well as a camping area. It is an “out and back” so...what goes down must come up... 2185 feet to the parking lot. Very pretty hike. I would call the hike out “moderate” for most day hikers. If you have pets with you be aware there are many plants with burrs that can catch in their fur during the fall season.

hiking
4 months ago

great hike but watch out for rattlesnakes..

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5 months ago

Lately I have been hiking this trail daily as morning exercise. The trails can be confusing at first but there is a map available free at the Hells Gate State Park visitor's center which makes things much easier. One of the reviewers said that it is a pay area which is true if you don't have a state parks pass. However, you do not need to enter the park to hike on the trails. If you continue southerly on Tammany Creek Road past the park entrance for less than a mile you will see a parking lot maintained by the Army Corp of Engineers. You can park here and get on the trail called Easy Street about a half a mile up from the trail head in the park. If you hike in the crepuscular hours, which are the only comfortable times to hike in the summer you will see lots of wildlife. I have seen mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, chukars, lots of chukars, valley quail, Hungarian partridge, pheasant, turkey, of course waterfowl and raptors. I have also seen both bull snakes and rattlesnakes but far more bull snakes so don't let rattlesnakes be a deterrent. If you do a full loop I would suggest medium weight hiking or backpacking boots with a heel as opposed to flat soled light trail boots since both Devil's Slide and Kip's Cutoff are steep and loose in places. A walking stick is nice too if you're going that way.

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bugs
no shade
over grown
7 months ago

On arrival there is a map of all the trails,I suggest taking g a photo so you can always look back on it if you decide to change the trail your walking like I did. I started out on Sundown trail,but it was to overgrown,grass more then 5 feet tall in places. I switched to easy street which is as wide as a driveway. All in all it was pretty, mostly no shade but peaceful. I went on the last day if may /2019 and flowers in bloom. I will go back to do the other trails offered.

hiking
7 months ago

Ok, I hike down here pretty often. Lots of people most days. And since it is a pay to use you get similar views from across the river at Swallows park.

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no shade
9 months ago

Great trails for spring. It got lots of use this last Saturday, by groups, horses, and dogs. No snow. A bit of mud but not unusable. Trails are well marked once you’re on them. I added the parks map of trails to the pictures to help get an idea of the trails that are available. I took Sundown, to Rollers, to Charlie’s Peak, to Easy Street, to Gunpowder Ridge and back to parking. It was about 4 miles. Next time I’ll probably try to start on the Powerline/Devils Slide side to get a better feel for that side. I did not have ATT cell service on the far side of the trails.

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10 months ago

Great “near town” trail to get out on and does offer some nice views - can be easy or strenuous just pay attention to obvious trail elevation routes and plan accordingly Popular spot however plenty of area to spread out and only passed a couple of happy folks Even saw a few goats at the end of Charlie’s Peak I made a few recordings of this area that weren’t shown and suggested to be added will continue to add established trails and their names within this area

Thu Dec 20 2018

Pretty nature hike!

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Mon Jul 30 2018

Stopped and hiked a little on this trail passing through. Great trail and beautiful scenery.

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Sat Jun 02 2018

The thing that's great about Hellsgate is the variety; so many different trails to take. I live in lewiston so I spend a lot of time there both hiking and biking. I don't usually go in the summer because by then the weeds are overgrown and the ticks and snakes are out.

on Lewiston Levee Path

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Sat May 12 2018

on Snake River

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on Snake River

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