Looking for a great trail near White Salmon, Washington? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash 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 Mayer State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like White Salmon City Park or Jewett Creek Park. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in White Salmon ranging from 2.4 to 8.3 miles and from 98 to 3,133 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
5 days ago

Very cool but steep trail. Make sure you wear proper footwear with good traction. There’s no markers anywhere from start to finish so pay attention to your surroundings. Falls are simply amazing and worth the short but steep hike. Plenty of trees and roots to grab onto if need be.

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

So steep at first I almost turned away. So glad we stuck it out and made the incredibly steep trek down. Highly suggest good traction shoes or boots. Going down was harder for me than coming back up. Use of walking poles or sticks was very helpful. Beautiful falls and dont stop there....continue up the top to find a peaceful bend in the river. absolutely breathtaking views.

hiking
11 days ago

We started early to beat the heat. Nice views to the west when climbing along the ridge line. At the top of the trail it was more in scrub and less views. We followed the forest back then descended along the top of the ridge (not cliff). The views to the east were good now. I would not do the second loop lower down again.

hiking
20 days ago

undermaintained forested out and back with a great 360 deg view at the end.

Amazing views... I’m a little scared of drop off cliffs but definitely a great hike

hiking
28 days ago

This trail was a struggle for me - going down I slipped numerous times (definitely should’ve had shoes with better traction). the trail goes basically directly down a dirt/rock trail/loose rock trail, it’s very dusty and steep so be careful and go slow, especially around the falls area, there are a few spots that looked like a perfect way to end up slipping into the falls. The way back up was much easier for me (slipping wise, I basically climbed) plenty of roots to grab onto and easier to control speed. The view the waterfall gave was unreal and felt pretty isolated, which adds to the magic of it. Don’t recommend for kids, dogs, or anyone who isn’t very agile

This is a great day hike with fantastic views of the Columbia River Gorge, surrounding mountains, and Mt. Hood in the distance. The loop will take at least two to three hours; up hill for the first part and down hill for the second part. I wouldn't take kids on this hike as the trail frequently runs along the edges of precipices. There is a nice paved hiking trail across the street from the trail head, the Catherine Creek Scenic area, for families with children. That's pretty nice too. There is little shade on this hike so wear sunscreen. Treking poles are recommended. There are unmarked trails crossing this loop, so the map on the All Trails app is very useful to avoid confusion. Bring water. Binoculars would be nice, and of course your camera, or a phone with a good camera.

hiking
29 days ago

Not for weenies....This trail is short, but very steep. One could say it is dangerous when going down hill at many spots; easy to slip on the scree, or on packed dirt and tumble down a precipice. TAKE TRECKING POLES! It's worth it, however. There's a beautiful waterfall cascading over a rocky cave, aqua colored water (at least on a clear blue day), and cool breezes coming down the ravine to dry the sweat.

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bugs
private property
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

Trail was STEEP, dusty, bugs everywhere and the signage led me to believe that hiking into the gorge was both frowned upon and on private property. There’s so many other falls on public land in the area, I’m not sure why you’d go through the trouble here for a dinky little waterfall. I’ll be going elsewhere next time.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is no joke - straight down and straight up but the reward: WOW!! Highly encourage sturdy shoes and a walking stick or poles.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Just a few others on this trail on a Saturday afternoon in Mid-August. No wildflowers this time of year, but incredible views and worth it for sure.

running
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Amazing trail with 270° views of the Columbia River. We hiked in August and the waterfall was basically non-existent. Temperature was great - 70° combined with steady winds. Some parts you can run but most are too Rocky or steep and you have to walk.

on Spirit Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

It is a toughie but short! Waterfall is beautiful! Bring trekking poles!

Really fun to explore along the ridge! Like others said, it definitely has a ton of exposure and can get really hot. What I liked about this hike is that it’s very different terrain from a lot of the other gorge hikes so it stands out.

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Too hot without shade cover!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Steep but beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Arrived today at 9am and basically got the place to myself. It was hot and windy and so beautiful with a clear day. I went up the west end for the views and came down the east end. I liked that route because I got so many views on the way up. And it was UP! I would like to come back in May to see more wild flowers. Take lots of water and sunscreen!

hiking
1 month ago

Hell of a short 0.4 mile hike each way but well worth it.

Nice hike with nice views of the gorge to the east mostly. Not hard except for potential heat depending on season and time of day. Due to sun probably an early morning or early evening hike. Old Ranch Road has zero shade. Maui has a few shade trees. Good hike if you just want to get out and get a quick one in.

hiking
no shade
off trail
1 month ago

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