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Wauna Point

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Looking down the final pitch to Wauna Point on a surreal, wet and foggy day. (Jim Siferle)
View East to Mount Adams, Cascade Locks, and Bridge of the Gods from the end of the trail. (Jerry Adams)

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Description

There's a sign on the top of the ridge that reads "Wauna Point", but it's really a "wannabe" point.

From the junction with the Tanner Butte Trail, an unmaintained trail goes 1/2 mile to a viewpoint with some views obstructed by trees. The last 0.1 mile is primitive, traversing a steep slope, many people would find this too difficult. You get a fairly good view east of the Columbia River Gorge, the Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks and Mount Adams. You get a glimpse through the trees of Bonneville Dam, Hamilton Mountain and Table Mountain.

The real point of interest is a scary, clifftop perch down below here. If you venture here, be careful. No, be very careful and very afraid. This is a gorgeous, yet dangerous place.

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Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • 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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