Best trails in Cascade Locks, Oregon

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Looking for a great trail near Cascade Locks, Oregon? AllTrails has 41 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 (41)
#1 - Dry Creek Falls via PCT
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 47 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 - Wahclella Falls Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
A NW forest pass is needed or $5 for fee.Show more
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
This is a trail which involves both steep ascents and descents. There are a few nice viewpoints of the Columbia Gorge with Mount Hood and other regional peaks in sight. Users do report that the parking area is subject to closures due to extreme wind and weather. For more information, please review the park's website. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions.Show more
#5 - Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 21 m
This trail includes beautiful views of the waterfalls, and is best used in the winter and fall months for best waterfall viewing. Users have reported that the route may include plenty of of rocks on the trail, so it is recommended to wear proper footwear. This trail is narrow and uneven, so users have reported that it may be busy on weekends. For more information, please review the park website. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/crgnsa/recarea/?recid=29934Show more
#6 - Larch Mountain Crater Loop
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
NOTE: The road leading to this trailhead closes seasonally during winter. If the road is closed, hikers must walk roughly 3.5 miles to reach this trailhead. Please see the park websites for up to date 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
#7 - 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
#8 - 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
#9 - Herman Creek Trail
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness
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Length: 19.8 mi • Est. 11 h 27 m
Herman Creek Trail is well kept, with nice waterfalls. Steep in places, but certainly manageable for most people, even some dogs. Good options for doing a loop with Indian Point, Nick Eaton Trail, Casey Creek. Parking is available along the Frontage/Forest Lane Road allowing you to hike in to the trailhead & trail. For updates, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions.Show more
#10 - Sherrard Point via Larch Mountain Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Roads leading to this trailhead are subject to seasonal closure. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/crgnsa/recarea/?recid=29942.Show more
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