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Perdition Stairs

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

This page is marked as a Closed Hike. Some or all of this hike has been closed by a governing body and hikers may be liable for fines or even arrest. At least part of this route may be dangerous and hard to follow, or it may cross areas with sensitive plant life or wildlife habitat. Trailkeepers of Oregon does not endorse or recommend hiking this route. When restrictions are lifted, this notice will be removed.
A look down at the collapsed stairs
Top of the collapsed stairway

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Description

The Forest Service attempted to build for the future after a 1991 fire burned several flights of wooden stairs. Unfortunately, the next natural calamity was water, not fire. The cement stairs slid into the canyon and the trail has been closed ever since.

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  • 35 Hiking Trails, Columbia River Gorge, by Don & Roberta Lowe

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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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