|OregonWildflowers Locations Labyrinth
|Columbia Gorge (east - WA)
(Gifford Pinchot National Forest)
|Best time to visit
|Mid-March through late April
|App. 5 mile loop, 1200 feet elevation gain
|PLANT LIST AVAILABLE
|Hike information - Oregon Hikers Field Guide
|Hike information - Washington Trails Association
I recommend that you peruse the US Forest Service's trail map. Despite the proliferation of trails, it is difficult to really get hopelessly lost. If in doubt, return downhill!
WARNING: As always in this part of the Eastern Gorge, there is plenty of poison oak. Stay on the trail(s) and you will be fine.
On weekends the parking area will often be full. If so, parallel park on either side of Courtney Road. Alternatively, you can park on the east end of Old Highway 8 (near Rowland Lake), then walk west instead of east.
There is a pit toilet, but no other facilities. The closest "real" rest area is at Chamberlain Lake, five miles further east along Highway 14.
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