Top Hikes in Columbia River Gorge

There are almost 700 miles of trails in the state of Washington. So why not visit some of them to see what makes them so great? The list below is our top picks for nearby hikes, ordered from easiest to hardest.

Easy

Lewis and Clark Park Hike
  • Length: 3 miles roundtrip
  • Key Features: Sandy River Delta wetlands; places for rock-climbing
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 30-minute drive



Young Creek Bottomland Hike
  • Length: 4.3 miles
  • Key Features: Mirror Lake, cliffs
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 30-minute drive



Dry Creek Falls
  • Length: 4.9 miles
  • Key Feature: Waterfall
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 10-minute drive 

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Moderate

Archer Mountain Hike
  • Length: 4.4 miles
  • Key Features: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Archer Mountain
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 25-minute drive



Duncan Creek Hike
  • Length: 4.3 miles
  • Key Features: Waterfalls (like Quad Falls), Duncan Creek
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 20-minute drive



Larch Mountain Crater Hike
  • Length: 6.3 miles
  • Key Features: Larch Mountain Crater, forest
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 1-hour-drive


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Moderate

Table Mountain North Ridge Hike
  • Length: 19.5 miles roundtrip
  • Key Features: Table Mountain, landslide
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 10-minute drive


Dog Mountain Trail
  • Length: 6 miles
  • Key Feature: Wildflowers
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 15-minute drive


Mount Defiance Trail
  • Length: 12.4 miles
  • Key Features: Lake, views of Columbia Gorge
  • Distance from Our Hotel: 20-minute drive
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