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Deschutes River

Southwest Washington


Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR
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4.6 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 650 ft.
Highest Point: 750 ft.


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This loop trail combines three of the four trails in the park and takes you along the river a short distance before hiking up the canyon's slopes with increasing views to the 750 foot high point.

From the parking lot, walk 0.2 miles across a grassy lawn to the trailhead sign. You will return on the Riverview Trail to the left. At a little more than half a mile, reach a gauging station and a connecting trail to the Riverview Trail.

From the Riverview Trail hike to the Rail Trail then go right until you see the sign for the South trailhead for Ferry Springs. In 0.8 miles, arrive at the 750 foot high point, where you climb over a barbed-wire fence via stairs and then begin your descent of 0.9 miles down to the North trailhead of the Ferry Springs Trail.

From here find the spur trail that takes you to the Riverview Trail and your return to your vehicle.


Deschutes River

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 45.6342, -120.9085 Open map in new window


Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

Oregon State Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge - (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails Columbia River Gorge East #432S

Getting There

From Portland, follow I-84 east to exit 97. Then follow SR 206 east for 3 miles. After crossing the Deschutes River turn right into the Deschutes River State Recreation Area.

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