Distance: 4.5 miles RT
Elevation Gain: 1500ft
Summary: A very popular hike that includes two waterfalls on the way to a summit with a 270 degree sweeping view up & down the Columbia River. It is typically quite windy at the top, and footing is precarious on the upper portion of the hike.
Trailhead [map]: Eastbound on I-84, take Bridal Veil Exit #28. The trailhead is south of the Historic Columbia River Hwy, opposite the junction with the interstate access road.
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Don’t Forget…Safe Hiking Tips for You and your Dog
- Know the Conditions & Weather
- Know the route
- Be prepared
- Have a backup plan
We also want to remind you to bring extra water for your dog as well as food/treats!! In addition to packing a first aid kit for your pet, we suggest you also pack duct tape as a universal “just in case” … for instance if your dog’s paws start to get blisters or cuts from rocks on the trail, you can use duct tape as a quick, temporary boot for your pup.
- Rocky trails are hard on dog paws – consider carrying booties
- Hazardous animals – cougars, snakes, bears, skunks, porcupines, salmon (found dead during spawning season) or any raw fish
- Water from streams may be contaminated with
- Plants – poison oak & poison ivy, toxic: rhododendrons & azaleas
- Heat stroke can be fatal to dogs when its 70 degrees or warmer
- Ticks and Lyme disease