Munra Point Hike

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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Munra Point Hike

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  • Views of the Columbia Gorge from the halfway point.- Munra Point Hike
  • Munra Point from east ridge.- Munra Point Hike
  • Wildflowers along the south ridge.- Munra Point Hike
  • Morning clouds down the Columbia River Gorge from Munra Point.- Munra Point Hike
  • Munra Point.- Munra Point Hike
  • The views from Munra Point.- Munra Point Hike
  • The trail to Munra Point leads through dense Pacific Northwest forest.- Munra Point Hike
  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis).- Munra Point Hike
  • Spring wildflowers and Munra Point.- Munra Point Hike
  • The Munra Point trail is located between Elowah Falls and Wahclella Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.- Munra Point Hike
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Pros: 
Great views of the Columbia Gorge. Close to Portland.
Cons: 
Challenging climb. Some scrambling.
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Region:
Columbia River Gorge, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,876.00 ft (571.80 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
6.80 mi (10.94 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
130.00 ft (39.62 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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With some of Oregon's best views down the Columbia River Gorge, Munra Point offers ample reward for the steep and sometimes difficult climb required to access this unique point. You'll have several options for your ascent; while the direct route includes more scrambling, there are a variety of side trails that offer more moderate inclines through a series of switchbacks. All of the trails converge at the top of Munra Point. Naturally, the descent over unstable terrain can also be a trick, but nothing a little caution won't conquer.

The views from the top are spectacular. Ives and Pierce islands are downstream to the west, and Robbins, Bradford, and Cascade islands are upstream to the east. Beacon Rock State Park and Pierce National Wildlife Refuge are just downstream on the Washington side, and you'll also see Hamilton Mountain just north of that. Table Mountain lies almost directly north. On a clear day, you'll also have great views of Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens.

Munra Point is best accessed by parking at Wahclella Falls Trailhead near Bonneville Dam and hiking Gorge Trail #400 west, along the south side of the highway for approximately 1.5 miles. The inconspicous trail for Munra Point branches off to the south a couple hundred yards before reaching Moffet Creek, marked by a small "unmaintained trail" sign on a tree a short way up the trail.

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