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Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - OR
45.6893, -121.7712 Map & Directions
7.3 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
4,000 feet
Highest Point
4,100 feet
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Wyeth Trail weaving through old-growth Douglas Fir. Photo by Washington Trails Association. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Ridges/passes
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Rivers

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This trail, on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge, weaves through old-growth Doug-firs and offers hikers a nice day hike, or access to longer backpacking loops. Continue reading

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Hiking Wyeth

This trail weaving through old-growth Doug-firs offers hikers a nice day hike, or access to longer backpacking loops. 

Beginning in the Wyeth Campground, this 7.3-mile trail enters the Mark O Hatfield Wilderness about one miles south of the campground and continues within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area's boundaries for the first five miles before crossing the boundary into the Mt. Hood National Forest and connecting with a number of other trails.

To the east, Mount Defiance Trail skirts the edge of the wilderness boundary before heading back into the National Scenic Area and down to the trailhead which connects with the Mitchell Creek segment. To the west, it ends past North Lake, at the Mount Defiance South Trailhead. 

The trail was heavily damaged by the Eagle Creek fire in 2017, but has been restored and reopened due to the hard work of the Trailkeepers of Oregon, Forest Service, Northwest Youth Corps and American Conservation Experience.


Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 45.6893, -121.7712 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

driving directions

From Portland, drive east on I-84 to exit 51 for Wyeth. After exiting, make a right at the stop sign. (If you're coming from the east, head west to exit 51, and turn left to cross over the freeway). Hang another right onto Wyeth Road, and proceed a quarter mile on this road, then turn left into the campground and keep right past the first two campground loops to the Wyeth Trailhead.

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Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - OR

Wyeth (#411)

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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