GORGE TOUR--Things to do as you travel East from the Hostel on the Washington 
side of the Columbia River along Route 14.

Note: Mileage is estimated.

Miles
From
Bingen, 
WA
Miles
From
Maryhill,
WA

 

PLACE



ACTIVITY
 0.0 35.0   Town of Bingen Syncline Wine Cellars--Wine Tasting
Bad Seed Cider--Wine & Hard Cider Tasting
Bingen Marina and Bingen Point Park.
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. Picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating. 
Gorge Heritage Museum--Historical Museum
Town Park--playground, fields. 
Restaurants. 
0.0 35.0  Route 141 North-- Side trip to: 
    +0.5 miles North to town of 
White Salmon 
White Salmon Glassworks: Open glassblowing shop; 
public welcome; Friday night open workshop--children friendly. 
Shops and Galleries.
Restaurants, Supermarket, Cafe, Bakery.
Glockenspiel Bells of White Salmon. Jewett & Main.
Bells chime on the hour & medley at noon and 5pm. 
North Western Lake Riding Stables Horseback riding &
lessons.
    +6.0 miles to Northwest Lake Northwest Lake. Fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking. 
    +9.2 miles to town of Husum Whitewater rafting/ kayaking: Outfitters and guide 
services on the White Salmon River
.
White Salmon Wild and Scenic River.
Waterfalls-- Husum Falls. (Near Bridge; check in at any 
local business for directions).
Wind River Cellars--Wine Tasting.
Weldon Wagon Trail--Remains of old pioneer wagon road. (Junction of Indian Creek Rd. and Rt. 141). Hiking, bicycling.
Husum Hills Golf Course. 820 Highway 141. (541)-454-2000 
    +11.5 miles to Wind River
Cellars (via Rt. 141 and left on Spring Creek Rd.)
Wind River Cellars. Wine tasting, daily whitewater
rafting trips, picnicking.
    + 13.5 to town of BZ Corner  Limited services, whitewater rafting/ kayaking:
Outfitters and guide services on the White Salmon River.
    +23.2 miles to town of Trout 
Lake
U.S.F.S. Ranger Station. Maps, information, permits. 
Just west of Trout Lake center. 
Guler County Park. Picnicking.
    + 31.0 miles to Ice Caves, Natural Bridges. (Via Rt. 141 and FS 60 and also FS 88). Basalt lava bridges, extensive lava cave. Picnic 
area. Get directions & maps at Trout Lake U.S.F.S Ranger
Station. Spelunking, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing.
    +32.0 to Mt. Adams 
(via Rt. 141, FS 80 & FS 8040). 
Mt. Adams alpine volcano. 12,276 ft. Multiple trails.
Skiing/ Snowboarding.
Hiking/ Backpacking/ Wildlife Viewing.
Mountaineering
Waterfalls (Pick up a map at the Ranger Station in Trout 
Lake).
Gifford Pinchot National Forest & Wilderness Areas.
Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, waterfalls, volcanoes, spring wildflowers,
rock & ice climbing, picnicking, scenic drives.
    +34.0 to town of Glenwood and Conboy Lake NWR 
(Via Rt. 141, and Little Mtn./
Trout Lake-Glenwood Rd).
Conboy Lake NWR Refuge. Sandhill cranes,
Elk, Oregon Spotted Frog & other species. Wildlife viewing,
hiking. 
Town of Glenwood. Limited Services, stores. 
Bird Creek Meadows Trail. Outstanding wildflower trail
and southwest route to Mt. Adams trails &
Gifford Pinchot National Forest. On Yakima Reservation; a user fee of $10 is
often collected. Hiking, Backpacking, wildlife viewing, mountaineering. Trailhead is off Bird Creek Rd. in Glenwood.
From Here, you can continue south on Goldendale-
Glenwood Rd. and Rt. 142, back to Rt. 14 east of Bingen
along the Klickitat River Canyon or through Goldendale.
Click Here to see that route.
    +43.0 to Pacific Crest Trail
/Indian Heaven Wilderness. (Via
Rt. 141, FS 88, FS 8851 & FS 24).
Trailhead for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail--
    a 2,600 mile foot/horse path from Mexico to Canada. 
Gifford Pinchot National Forest & Wilderness Areas.
3.0 32.0  Coyote Wall/ Syncline Impressive cliff face with trails. Hiking, Mountain 
Biking, Wildlife viewing, spring wildflowers.
Park at 
Courtney Road/ Rt. 14 Junction. Walk down gated road; trails branch off from numerous points on gated road. 
4.5 30.5  Catherine Creek/ Rowland Lake Impressive cliff faces with trails, stone arch, waterfall, interpretive trail. Hiking, wildlife viewing, spring
wildflowers. Fishing in Rowland Lake.
Take the country 
road around Rowland Lake to the Catherine Creek Trailhead. 
Trails begin on both sides of the road. Other trails begin behind 
Rowland Lake.  
10.0 25.0  Town of Lyle Trailhead for Klickitat Trail (see below).
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding site: Klickitat Speed
Run Area.
Town of Lyle. Limited services, restaurants. 
10.0 25.0  RT. 142 NORTH. SIDE TRIP ALONG THE KLICKITAT RIVER CANYON (route is shown south to north) Nationally designated Wild and Scenic River & canyon 
with bike/hike path
Steep, rugged & very scenic drive along canyon to Glenwood. Mountain Biking, hiking, wildlife
viewing, scenic drive, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing. 
Various access points along Route 142.  Canyon is located along route 142 and also along the Glenwood-
Goldendale Road.
    +1.0  to Falls/ Chasm at the Fisher Hill Bridge Narrow chasm with falls, overlooks. Klickitat Trail access point.
    +13.5 to town of Klickitat Historic Town. Very limited services. Access to Klickitat 
Trail. Whitewater/Kayak put-in. Fishing. 
    +17.0 to town of Wahkiacus Limited services. Whitewater/Kayak put-in. Fishing. 
    +35.0 to town of Goldendale
 
Stores & restaurants. 
Goldendale Observatory State Park. Summer evening program 8pm-midnight. Free. 
Klickitat County Museum & Presby Mansion. Historic Museum. Old steam engine. On Rt.142.
    +30.5 to Leidl Bridge (via
Rt. 142 and Glenwood- Goldendale Road).
Kayaking, Whatewater Rafting, Fishing.
Waterfall hike--Outlet Falls (2 mile hike from Ted Yedlick Campground). 
    +  to Klickitat Canyon Overlooks (via Rt. 142 and Glenwood- Goldendale Road). Scenic viewpoints along the Glenwood-Goldendale
Road.
Heading North, look for unmarked dirt roads and
paths on your right as you rise out of the canyon from
Leidl Bridge.
    +47.5 to town of Glenwood
& Conboy Lake NWR (via Rt. 142 and Glenwood- Goldendale Road). 
Conboy Lake National Wildlife. Sandhill cranes,
Elk, Oregon Spotted Frog & other species. Wildlife viewing,
hiking, canoeing. 

Town of Glenwood. Limited services. 
Bird Creek Meadows Trail. Outstanding wildflower trail
and southwest route to Mt. Adams trails &
Gifford Pinchot National Forest. On Yakima Reservation; a user fee of $10 is
often collected by the Yakima Nation. Hiking, Backpacking, wildlife viewing, mountaineering. Trailhead is off Bird Creek
Rd. in Glenwood.
From here, you can return the way you came, or head to
Route 141 through Trout Lake, Husum, White Salmon,
and back to Bingen. Click here for the route.
14.5 20.5 Doug's Beach State Park Doug's Beach State Park. Windsurfing and Kiteboarding site. Swimming, fishing. 
15.5 19.5  Cherry Orchard Trail Hike up along dramatic cliffs that border the Gorge. 
Trail ends at the top of an old orchard. Several miles. 
Unmarked trailhead on the side of Rt. 14 about 1 mile after 
Doug's Beach State Park. Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, wildflowers.   
19.0 16.0 Junction of Rt. 14 and 197. 
Dallesport. Bridge to Oregon Routes 84, 30 and the city of
The Dalles.
Town of Dallesport. Regional airport. No services.
Marshal's Vineyard. Wine tasting, smoked meat. 150
Oak Creek Road. 
The Dalles, Oregon. Click Here to look at things to do
& see
on the Oregon side of the bridge.

Heading back west to the Hostel through Oregon?
Click Here to see a list of things to see and do on the
other side!
20.0 15.0 Columbia Hills State Park. Horsethief Lake State Park. Swimming, hiking,
windsurfing and kiteboarding. Rock climbing, wildlife viewing, fishing.
Native American Petroglyphs. At Columbia Hills State
Park/ Horsethief Lake S.P.
Tours are by reservation only
Friday and Saturdays at 10am. The Petroglyph Trail is closed to the public at other times. Call 509-7676-4304 to reserve.
Dalles Mountain Ranch State Park. Wildlife viewing, hiking, scenic road. On the left 1 mile beyond Rt. 14/ 197 junction. 
23.0 12.0 Cascade Cliffs Vineyard Cascade Cliffs Vineyard. Wine tasting. 
23.5 11.5  Windsurfing & Kiteboarding Site Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. Avery site. Parking on the
side of Route 14.
26.0 9.0  Town of Wishram Town of Wishram. Limited services.
33.0 2.0 Maryhill Winery Maryhill Winery. Wine Tasting
34.0 1.0 Maryhill Museum of Art Maryhill Museum of Art. World class art museum featuring large collection of Rodin, intricate antique chess sets, Gorge history & arts, Native American exhibits, Theatre de la
Mode Mannequins, sculpture garden, royal Romanian furniture and artifacts,
nearby Stonehenge Monument and more.  
35.0 0.0 Junction of 14 & 97 Sam Hill
Bridge to Oregon Routes 84 & 30
Town of Maryhill. Historic town, fruit stands, very limited services. Off Rt. 197.
Maryhill State Park. Swimming, fishing,
windsurfing
and kiteboarding
,
picnicking, boating. Off Rt. 197.
Stonehenge Memorial. Concrete replica of Stonehenge
on a cliff overlooking the Gorge. Free. Just east of junction
14 & 97 off Rt. 14.
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding sites: Sam Hill Bridge,
Maryhill, Peach Beach, The Wall.
Heading back west to the Hostel through Oregon?
Click Here to see a list of things to see and do on the other side!
    End of the tour of Route 14 East along the Gorge in Washington. Where would you like to go to next? Things to do as you travel West from the Hostel on the Washington side of the Columbia River along Route 14.

Things to do as you travel West from the Hostel on the Oregon side of the Columbia River along Route 84/
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Things to do as you travel East from the Hostel on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. Route 84/ Route 30. 

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