| Catherine Creek Trails
Catherine Creek Universal Access Trail is located in the East End of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It is an area of unique natural beauty and is of great botanical significance. Over ninety species of wildflowers can be found in the area as early as February. The Catherine Creek Universal Access Trail offers dramatic views of the Columbia views of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood. One of the trails is a paved, universal access trail offering 2 levels of difficulty for wheelchairs. The short 1/4 mile "Easy" route will take you to a viewpoint overlooking Catherine Creek Falls. The "moderate" routes form loop opportunities of up to 1-1/4 miles in length through open grass lands, vernal ponds and oak woodlands. Catherine Creek Trail Map.
The Klickitat Trail is a nearly level 31-mile rail corridor extending from Lyle, Washington, to the Goldendale Plateau. It follows 11 miles of the nationally designated Wild & Scenic Klickitat River, and then winds its way up through Swale Canyon.
Balfour-Klickitat Day Use Site
The Balfour-Klickitat Day Use Site (previously known as the Lyle Klickitat Day Use Site) is located just west of Lyle across the Klickitat River. Located 76 miles east of Vancouver, Washington. Go east on SR14 through Bingen, WA and proceed 11 miles to Canyon Road, just west of Klickitat river. Go up Canyon Road about 1/4 mile to trailhead.
Explore the Gorge
Take a virtual hike all over the Gorge without leaving your desktop. Get a sense of the beauty first, and then put on your hiking boots and get walking!
USDA Forest Service: Recreational Activities
Hiking, mountain biking, windsurfing, camping, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, birding, wildflower watching, photography, picnicking, rock climbing. See especially their Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Trail Menu with links to maps.