Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
6.80 mi (10.94 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Great views of the Columbia Gorge. Close to Portland.

Cons

Challenging climb. Some scrambling.

Trailhead Elevation

130.00 ft (39.62 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,876.00 ft (571.80 m)

Features

Big vistas
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

04/01/2017
Munra Point can be good option even on a foggy day. Even if it's socked in, the view are still dramatic.
The higher you climb, the more spectacular the view! One of my favorite lunch spots in the gorge.
05/30/2016
Very challenging but also gorgeous and rewarding hike. Due to the large amount of traffic and warm weather, portions of the trail were getting pretty dusty/eroded, which made some sections pretty slippery what with the steepness. The scrambling aspect is part of what makes this trail super fun though.
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