Best trails in Cascade Locks, Oregon

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Looking for a great trail near Cascade Locks, Oregon? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Beacon Rock State Park or Guy W. Talbot State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area or Moulton Falls Park. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Cascade Locks ranging from 2.3 to 1073.5 miles and from 49 to 6,771 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cascade Locks, Oregon
Top trails (42)
#1 - Dry Creek Falls via PCT
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This is a nice, well marked, easy to follow trail, great for beginners with Dry Creek Falls as a big reward at the end. Hikers comment that they love cooling off in the pool next to the waterfall which is also a perfect picnic spot. It's shady and quiet with a few fallen trees to navigate around. Show more
#2 - Mount Defiance Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 8 h 25 m
Hike to the highest point of the Columbia Gorge with amazing views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St Helens, and Mt. Adams Many consider this hike Oregon's hardest trail. As you climb this six million year old shield volcano, you will find breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St Helens. While the top is marred by a bunch of communication equipment, you will still find one of the best views of Mt Hood.Show more
#3 - Wahclella Falls Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
#4 - Eagle Creek Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 25.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
An amazing gorge hike with several beautiful waterfalls, including one you can walk behind. This trail begins at Eagle Creek Campground and ends at Wahtum Lake. This is a nice out and back hike with great scenery of waterfalls, ferns, and rocky outcroppings. It's quite popular with easy vehicle access at the trailhead, so plan to see a lot of other hikers and is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. This hike is not far from Portland and is best in the spring or early summer to really appreciate the beautiful waterfalls.Show more
#5 - Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
For updates, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions. Spectacular path passing many waterfalls, winding through old-growth forests, and along the edges of cliffs. Mild falling hazard in spots, keep the kids and dogs close, but it is family friendly. Some of the ledges have been blasted and offer great views of the canyon below.Show more
#6 - Indian Point via Herman Creek, Nick Eaton and Gorton Creek Loop
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
Note: As of October 2020, the Herman Creek trailhead is closed due to root rot and hazardous trees. For updates, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions. A pretty decent uphill! A few nice viewpoints of the Gorge with Mt Hood peeking through!Show more
#7 - Elowah and Upper McCord Creek Falls Trail
John B Yeon State Scenic Corridor
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
For updated information, please review the website. https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=114Show more
#8 - Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 21 m
#9 - Larch Mountain Crater Loop
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Please note that the road leading to this trailhead closes annually during winter. See these websites for up to date road closure information: https://multco.us/roads/larch-mountain-road https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/crgnsa/recarea/?recid=29942 This peak with its rocky summit spire will provide you great views of Portland, Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge This loop hike will start off at the top of Larch Mountain at Sherrard Point just over 4,000 feet with fantastic views of 4 major Cascade Volcanoes! Sherrard Point is an easy walk from the parking lot at the top of Larch Mountain Road. This road is not open in the winter so plan accordingly. From here you will then take a loop hike around the crater of Larch Mountain down to Multnomah Creek and up to its headwaters which ultimately feed the famous Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge. Then you will traverse across the bottom of the crater to the Oneonta Trail which will bring you back to the parking lot. Show more
#10 - Cabin Creek & Hole-in-the Wall Falls via Starvation Creek Trail
Starvation Creek State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 52 m
Nice trail and a heck of a work out! There are some nice views along the way to the top. As you’ve read from other reviews the top is developed, but you still get that sense of accomplishment when you finally get there. Right now the mountain is icy/snowy up top. You can do the hike with regular hiking boots, but use caution as it is slick coming down. Dress warm! The wind is no joke up there and it definitely cuts through clothes.Show more
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