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Rattlesnake Falls Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Berm and car at Rattlesnake Falls Trailhead (bobcat)
Supports of the old bridge over Rattlesnake Creek, taken out in 2009 (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Discover Pass required
  • $2 toll at the Hood River Bridge
  • Keep to Washington DNR property; boundaries are marked.
  • Take care on cliff edges
  • Listen for rattlesnake warnings

Driving Directions

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

After exiting, turn left at the Stop sign for White Salmon and drive 0.9 miles, crossing the Hood River Toll Bridge and reaching the junction with Highway 14.

Turn left here for Stevenson and Vancouver. After 1.5 miles, make a right onto 141 Alt for Trout Lake and the Mt. Adams Recreation Area.

Wind up for 2.2 miles to the junction with Highway 141.

Turn left here for BZ Corner, Trout Lake, and Glenwood. Drive 4.0 miles into Husum before making a right onto Oak Ridge Road just before the bridge over the White Salmon River.

After 0.9 miles, turn right onto Rattlesnake Road.

You are going to keep to this road for 10.2 miles (After 2.2 miles it becomes gravel, after 4.2 miles pass the junction with Staats Road, soon after which the main track becomes R1000 when you enter state lands).

Turn off from R1000 onto R1800 and drive 0.7 miles to a parking area before a berm.


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