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Trail of the Deer Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Beginning of the Trail of the Deer, Lewis & Clark State Park (bobcat)
Entrance gate (Winter trailhead), Lewis & Clark State Park (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Regulations or restrictions, etc

  • $10 day-use pass or annual Discover Pass required
  • Dogs on leash
  • Picnic tables, campground, interpretive trail
  • Park entrances closed September 30th – May 1st: walk-in hiking only during those months
  • Open 8:00 a.m. to dusk at other times of the year

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 north to Exit 68 for Highway 12E, Morton, and Yakima. After exiting, turn right on Highway 12.

Drive 2.5 miles, and turn right onto the Jackson Highway (Highway 99) at a four-way intersection.

After 0.2 miles, stop at the Jackson House, an 1845 cabin that was one of Washington’s first two state parks.

From the Jackson House, drive 1.6 miles south and turn right to park in front of the gate at Lewis & Clark State Park (The park is closed September 30th – May 1st). If the gate is open, then continue to the Lewis and Clark Park Old Growth Trailhead.


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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