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Rainy Lake via Gorton Creek Trail Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Indian Point, an exposed pinnacle near the Gorton Creek Trail. (RSDW)
Columbine (Aquilegia formosa) blooms along the Gorton Creek Trail in late July (cfm)
  • Start point: Herman Creek TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End point: Rainy Lake
  • Trail Log: Trail Log
  • Hike Type: Out and Back
  • Distance: 23.0 miles
  • Elevation gain: 5230 feet
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Seasons: May-Oct
  • Family Friendly: No
  • Backpackable: Yes
  • Crowded: No

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Hike Description

NOTICE: Most trails on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge are closed until further notice because of damage from the Eagle Creek Fire. The closure involves ALL trails between Rooster Rock State Park and Hood River. It is anticipated that most of these trails may not reopen until Spring or Summer 2018. Please check the list of Columbia Gorge trail closures before you plan for a hike.

Under development:

  • 1)Herman Creek Trail to Herman Creek-Gorton Creek Trail Junction
  • 2)Gorton Creek Trail to Gorton Creek-Rainy Wahtum Trail Junction
  • 3)Rainy-Wahtum Trail to Rainy Lake

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Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • Day Hike! Columbia Gorge, by Seabury Blair, Jr.
  • 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Portland, by Paul Gerald
  • Afoot and Afield Portland/Vancouver, by Douglas Lorain
  • 35 Hiking Trails, Columbia River Gorge, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Columbia River Gorge, 42 Scenic Hikes, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Hiking the Columbia River Gorge - 1st and 2nd Editions, by Russ Schneider
  • 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon - 3rd Edition, by William L Sullivan

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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