Best river trails in Cascade Locks, Oregon

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Explore the most popular river trails near Cascade Locks with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of river trails in Cascade Locks, Oregon
Top trails (25)
#1 - 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
#2 - 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
#3 - Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 21 m
#4 - 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
#5 - Lower Starvation Loop
Starvation Creek State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Note: Starvation Ridge Cut-off trail #1414B, managed by Oregon State Parks, is closed due to a washout on the trail. Starvation Ridge Trail 414 is still accessible via Mt. Defiance Trail #413, but this route can currently only be done as an out and back. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/crgnsa/recarea/?recid=29984#:~:text=Starvation%20Ridge%20Cut%2Doff%20trail,Defiance%20Trail%20%23413.&text=This%20is%20a%20difficult%20and,feet%20in%20just%204%20miles. Paved access to trailhead from parking lot Steep climb to Starvation Ridge trail Viewpoint between Cabin Creek and Warren Creek Two creek crossings (no bridge): Cabin Creek and Warren Creek Short spur off to Lancaster Falls Hole-in-the-Wall Falls at junction with Historic HighwayShow more
#6 - Wauna Viewpoint Trail [CLOSED]
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
Note: As of January 13, 2021 the Eagle Creek Day use area and Eagle Creek Trail #440 are closed due to storm damage. For updates, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions.Show more
#7 - Viento Creek, Historic Columbia River Highway, and Mount Defiance Trail
Viento State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
#8 - Wyeth to Gorge Trail
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
#9 - Eagle Creek Trail [CLOSED]
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 25.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
Note: As of January 12, 2021 the Eagle Creek Day use area and Eagle Creek Trail #440 are closed due to storm damage. For updates, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions. 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
#10 - Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls [CLOSED]
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Note: As of January 12, 2021 the Eagle Creek Day use area and Eagle Creek Trail #440 are closed due to storm damage. 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
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