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Gorge Trail #400 Hike

Wyeth Campground to Gorton Creek Trail

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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Gorge Trail #400 Hike

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  • The Wyeth Campground Trailhead.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • - Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • Take a right to stay on Trail #400 across Gorton Creek.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • The bridge across Gorton Creek.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • Gorton Creek.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • Red columbine from below.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • Red columbine from above.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • Lupine.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • A view of Indian Point (left) from below.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • The junction with the Gorton Creek Trail.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • The junction with the Gorton Creek Trail.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
  • The view north to Wind Mountain with Dog Mountain in the distance.- Gorge Trail #400 Hike
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Close to Portland. Year-round hike. Modest elevation gain. Views.
Cons: 
No notable destination.
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Region:
Columbia River Gorge, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
760.00 ft (231.65 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
8.00 mi (12.87 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
215.00 ft (65.53 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Several trails leave from the Wyeth Campground, the most popular being the difficult trail towards North Lake.  A more relaxed option is the trail that crosses Gorton Creek and turns west for a great walk down the Columbia River Gorge.  The trail weaves through the dense Pacific Northwest forest and into the occasional clearings formed by fields of basalt rubble.  You’ll get great views of the conical Wind Mountain directly north of the Columbia River, and you’ll see Dog Mountain slightly east of that.  Keep looking up at the gorge walls, too, for you will pass directly under Indian Point near the middle of the hike.

After approximately 4 miles the trail intersects with the Gorton Creek Trail.  If you are looking to extend the hike, turn left for a challenging climb up to Indian Point, or turn right to wander down to the Herman Creek Trailhead and the Herman Creek Campground. 
 

 

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