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

Did this on Mother’s Day. Great hike, beautiful views. Not great for our big dog—hike has no shade and rocks were too hot for his paws. Take care with dogs.

Worth the view, many different paths to choose from. Wasn’t too busy on a Sunday.

Gorgeous views from the top

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14 days ago

We saw a coyote on another trail. The last mile is pretty uphill. Exposed - wear sunscreen. We made homemade tick repellent and were totally fine. No rattlesnakes but incredibly windy.

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15 days ago

Hiked yesterday! Great hike and some awesome views. Third time here and it never gets old. Have a nice YouTube video of the second hike and another one coming within the next few days

Worth it, but it is hard. I’m a mediocre hiker, getting in shape, and building cardio, I was able to complete the loop. You’ll be walking uphill mostly, but the view is worth all the work. Did see a rattlesnake cross the trail, so be aware when walking around.

Lovely but crowded with people and a few rattlesnakes.

Great hike - thought about mtn biking it but glad I did the hike.instead— we walked out along the entry path and took the east side loop and returned on the west side along the bluff. Couple of steep pitches but not bad at all. Amazing terrain. Felt like 4 different hikes // open grassy, labyrinth of Rocky agate, vistas beyond belief, meadows and then up on top.a Forrest. Beautiful. Did not see waterfall. I guess next time. Flowers past season.
Great workout and not as hard as I thought it would be.
All trails map helped navigate the various paths-pretty easy.
Will go again for sure earlier next year.

Great hike! Not too hard. Just a couple steep inclines. I would categorize it as moderate. Warning thought!! Check yourself for ticks! Ran into a bunch of blacklegged ticks yesterday.

great hike! great views! love it!

hiking
1 month ago

Went to do this beautiful hike, but was really turned off by how windy it was. I almost lost my hat 4x and even my dog was blowing over. The loop at the top isn’t well marked and we couldn’t find the part that scaled along the wall. The lower hike area reminds me of SF hiking and it was gorgeous, but tons of poison oak around so be careful.

Overall, not a very hard hike. I’d rate it as medium since the middle to top area is where you are really climbing, but it’s not for that long. The top is flat and the bottom is a steady incline. Nothing too hard though.

Great hike, checked it off the list, may do this again years from now. For now, that wind was enough for me!

My favorite hike so far. It’s a MUST DO! Man was it hard! Don’t forget sunscreen as you are exposed the whole time and only put in one earbud as you’ll need to listen for rattle snakes. But the pain was so worth it. The loop is hard to follow and not well defined but there were SO many helpful people along the way. And printing a map was a good idea. There is everything you could want on this trail, waterfalls, flowers, the view!!!! Don’t be intimidated by the “hard” category. It was freaking hard! But I took lots of breaks (watch out for poison oak everywhere) and I made it in about 3.5-4 hours. So worth it!

The views are amazing. In a clear day you can see Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge for miles. The hike it’s not hard but if it windy it’s gonna be a lot harder. A really nice hike even for beginners, only like 4 hours to do the whole hike.

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1 month ago

Did this May 27, wildflowers are gone. I am fairly new to hiking so I rate this hard if you are not used to very steep inclines. Should have started before 10:30 as it got hot fast! I am used to hiking in the forest so I did not enjoy this as much but if you seek a challenge, it still has great views and the hawks at the top were amazing to watch hover in the wind. I think we did something wrong as it ended up being 7.8 miles. I didn't find parking difficult - you just have to park closer to the hwy if the lot is full and there is a vault toilet at the trailhead.

Hiked on May 5, 2018. Beautiful wildflowers at the top. Flowing stream for dogs to cool off in. Not covered in trees so important to bring sunscreen and extra water. Parking was very limited.

Great rocky/dirt trail. Starts out on an actual road & you have a couple of trail options. I took the 2nd trail up to the left & saw the waterfall & amazing views. Took my dog up this morning & saw only a handful of people. Will do again.

on Nestor Peak Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Edited:
First off.. the last two miles of the road to get the trailhead are rough... starts out as gravel then turns to uneven pavement with tons of deep pot holes. Not the smartest thing I’ve done by myself in a tiny car. I actually said a prayer! Lol. Also, I am shocked this is rated as moderate. I had to remind myself a time or two that I don’t give up on things while on this one. To put it easy - it’s 4 miles of incline and then 4 miles of decline, appreciate the flat parts. Wildflowers, butterflies and a hummingbird made it worth the ass kicking.
BEWARE OF TICKS. Now that it’s been 3 days since this hike, my dog has now been to the vet - 1 tick turned to 23 ticks very quick. 28 days of antibiotics and now a preventive pills every 90. Careful with your dogs out here

Beautiful hike. Some of the view points looking at the wall are unbelievable. At the top loop, do a full body check for ticks if you decide to do it. Husband had 4 ticks chowing down. Loads of poison oak as well, ended up taking a Tecnu bath in the Walmart parking lot in Hood River after. Highly recommend not doing the last little loop due to the ticks and poison oak. Hopefully we got it in time! But seriously, beautiful hike.

Ticks and poison oak! Only made it a mile in (hiking with a three year old), and my dog had two ticks on him before we made it back to our car. Huge buggers, might I add. We all had bug spray on us as well, and this apparently did not deter them. I will not be returning to finish the hike like I had hoped.

Amazing hike!! Wild flowers are out and rattle snake too so watch out and stay on the trail!!!

Great close in hike. Watch for rattlers, it is a bit crowded and poles are useful for the upper lower loop!

Signage was not great but I think most could figure it out. The last mile and change are brutal. Don't give up because the view is worth it. The flowers are just starting to bloom too

loved it! Place is stacked poison oak enough to definitely give you a complex. Really enjoyed the fur baby sasquatches also.

This trail is beautiful. I love the landscape and view! There is tons of poison oak and it comes right up to the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

The wildflowers and the view were both amazing.

I am giving this hike 5 stars only because of the stunning rolling hills covered with yellow wildflowers “Carey’s Balsamroot”. Signs to get to the actual trail were not the best... we ended up getting a little lost and driving to what it looked like something out of the set of “Pet Cemetery”
We started the trail from India creek instead of Sandborn Rd not by choice but bc that is what “All Trails” had us do,
Overall a fun hike with my friends, sun and a little drizzle at the end.

We arrived at the back entrance via Indian Creek road. Take note of the entrance — it’s a farm gate that is closed on the Right. You have gone too far if you hit the cemetery.
Go towards the gate and Go around it. It is not well marked at all. Trust your map.
The road starts out on a “Fire Road” and brings you to the start of the trail begins about 600 yards up in R . Turn Right - you’ll see a Little sign.

The start of the hike is expected , but lovely. Old oak treats and grassy hillsides.

You will get a great great surprise as you come out of this part of the path to a hillside. You will enter into a cornucopia of “Carey’s Balsam Root” flowers all over the hillside —- Just unbelievably gorgeous!

Continue on and enjoy. Breathtaking. - Make your way all the way to the start of the trail at the intersection of Sandborn Road .

High recommend d when the flowers are blooming.

Trails could use better signs. At the trail head you start on asphalt and we continued on asphalt until hitting a dead end. We missed the entry onto a dirt trail and had to double back. Parking was full even at 10am on a Tuesday. Scenery was stunning. We only hiked about 2.5 miles in. It is a strenuous hike. Lots of steep switchbacks and jagged rock on the trail. Bring trekking poles! Lots of poison oak so take care to stay in the trail. No ticks or mosquitoes (yet). There is a good amount of unshaded trail so be prepared for sunburn and higher temperatures than you see around the falls.

Signs are awful. Crowded. But amazing views

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