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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

6 Hikes
Klickitat Rail Trail

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
31.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1550.0 ft.
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Hop aboard for an early-season wildflower bloom amid remote terrain and open air. At a healthy clip or a slow meander, this rail trail is fun at any speed!
 
 
Klickitat Rail Trail - Swale Canyon

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
13.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 1550.0 ft.
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2.67
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The Klickitat Rail Trail is a 31-mile rails-to-trails conversion managed by Columbia Hills State Park. This linear park goes from Lyle to Warwick (on the Lyle-Centerville Highway) with several access points along the way. Swale Canyon lies on the eastern end of the trail and offers a quiet canyon, a burbly creek, wildflowers and solitude.
 
 
Klickitat Haul Road

South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
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This hike is a nice, long road walk leading to a trail, a good alternate to the Klickitat Rail Trail for a change of scenery.
 
 
Klickitat Rail Trail - Klickitat River

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
10.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 350.0 ft.
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4.00
(5 votes)
The Klickitat Trail is a 31-mile rails-to-trails conversion managed by Columbia Hills State Park. This linear park goes from Lyle to Warwick (on the Lyle-Centerville Highway) with several access points along the way. This Hiking Guide entry describes the route between Lyle and Pitt Road.
 
 
Balfour Klickitat Day Use Area

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
0.75 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
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A short, paved loop trail just outside the town of Lyle that offers excellent bird-watching and a quiet walk in the east side of the Gorge.
 
 
Klickitat Trail

South Cascades -- White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

 
38.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
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4.60
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A former Native American route into the high country of the South Cascades, the Klickitat Trail traverses a ridgetop between Kilborn Creek to Elk Peak. Views of Mount Adams and the south Cascades are breathtaking on clear days. From the ridgeline, hikers can spot Castle Butte, Jackpot Lake, St. Michaels Lake, and St. John Lake.