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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.

We respectfully acknowledge the lands we are visiting are the homelands of Indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest, some of whom have reserved treaty rights on these lands. Tribes continue to rely on and share in the management of these lands today. Please tread gently and treat these places with respect.

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4 Hikes
Catherine Creek Loop

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
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This route at Catherine Creek takes hikers past a natural arch and into the higher country around the meadows at Catherine Creek.
 
 
Catherine Creek - Natural Arch

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
2.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 500.0 ft.
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This family-friendly classic hike has perhaps the most photo ops per mile than any other hike in the Gorge. You can check out a natural rock arch, see a variety of terrain, take in sweeping views of the Columbia River, and enjoy early-spring wildflower displays.
 
 
Catherine Creek - Tracy Hill Loop

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
6.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1715 ft.
Highest Point: 1870.0 ft.
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The Tracy Hill Loop at Catherine Creek is a popular route, but the eastern-most portion of it crosses a parcel of tribal land not open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to use the WTA-built Catherine Creek loop, which starts and ends from the main parking area for Catherine Creek.
 
 
Catherine Creek - Universal Access Trail

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 120 ft.
Highest Point: 300.0 ft.
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Beautiful views, amazing wildflowers, oak woodlands, open grasslands—this short hike is the perfect way to sample the best of the Catherine Creek area. More than 90 varieties of wildflowers bloom here, making this a favorite springtime destination.