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Old Headquarters Gate Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Parked near the gate on Old Headquarters Road (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-84 east to Exit 64 for Highway 35, White Salmon, and Government Camp.

After exiting, turn left on Button Bridge Road for Bingen, White Salmon, and the Toll Bridge. Drive 1.1 miles, paying the $2 toll at the Hood River Bridge, and cross to the Washington side of the Columbia.

Turn right here for Bingen and White Salmon, and go east for 11.0 miles.

After crossing the Klickitat River and entering the town of Lyle, turn left onto Highway 142 for Klickitat and Wahkiacus. Head up the Klickitat River for 23.8 miles.

After Wahkiacus, the paved road narrows as it heads up steep slopes. At a junction marked for Glenwood and Wildlife Viewing Area, turn left. Drive another 4.3 miles and turn left onto Soda Springs Road.

Drive 1.7 miles to a junction (after ¼ mile the road becomes gravel).

Keep right here for Soda Springs (left is Anderson Road). The next junction is 0.1 miles later. Keep left here for Soda Springs.

Keep to the main track from now on for 1.4 miles (passing the junction for Soda Springs, right after 0.2 miles), and come to a gate. Park on the left about 40 yards before the gate.

Fees and Regulations

  • Discover Pass required
  • $2 toll for the Hood River Bridge
  • Gate closed until April 15th (Turkey hunting season is from April 15th to May 31st)


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