Hike a unique three-ridgeline formation with lush views of the Columbia River Gorge. This hike is only 40 minutes away from Portland, Oregon.

This hike starts at the Wahclella Falls trailhead, but does not use that trail. Instead, walk back towards the freeway and take a left onto the Columbia River Highway Trail. Go over the Tanner Creek bridge and take a left onto Trail #400. From here, follow Trail #400 until after the slight drop just before the freeway bridge over Moffett Creek. Here you'll see an unmaintained trail heading to the south. Head up it about 50 feet and you should see a trail sign saying "Trail Not Maintained."

Follow this trail as it steeply heads south, with Moffett Creek burbling in the distance to your right (west). The trail picks up in steepness once you get to a large rock wall to your left. Try not to cut the switchbacks that you will encounter! Eventually you will get to your first lookout that has a vertigo-inducing drop to the west. Stay on the trail and follow it all the way to the summit. After the scramble up to the tri-ridge summit, you'll be rewarded with a view of Table Mountain and Hamilton Mountain directly to your north, and Bonneville Dam and the Bridge of the Gods to your northeast.

Note:

  • There is a $5 fee at the Wahclella trailhead (or buy a $30 Annual Northwest Forest Pass at a place like REI).
  • Do not leave any belongings visible in your car due to numerous car break-ins.
  • Do not attempt this hike during wet weather, since the rocks at the summit are extremely slippery and the runout severe.
  • There is a parking lot, but spaces are limited

Pack List

  • Water and a snack for the summit
  • Cellphone
  • Camera
  • First Aid Kit
  • Food
  • Flashlight
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Map of the trail
  • Compass
  • Light jacket
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RT Distance 5.8 Miles
Elevation Gain 1870 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

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over 1 year ago

Hike Up Munra Point

Tough, but incredible views!

over 1 year ago

Worth The Effort

Definitely harder than intermediate but totally worth the views!

Fun little challenge

I just did this hike yesterday. Aside from being so close to the highway, I loved the hike. I liked that so much of it was a scramble, rather than straight forward hiking. Beautiful hike overall.  If you want more info on the hike itself, a link you can visit is http://allthepassionstrings.com/munra-point/


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