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

Note: Mileage is estimated.

Miles
From
Bingen, 
WA
Miles
From
Vancouver,
WA

 

PLACE



ACTIVITY
 0.0 66.0  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. 
Gorge Heritage Museum--
Historical Museum. 
Town Park--
playground, fields. 
Restaurants. 
0.0 66.0  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. Picknicking.
    + 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. 
    +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. Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest & Wilderness Areas.
1.0

65.0 Hood River Bridge ($0.75 toll) to
Hood River, Oregon & routes
I-84, 30, 35, 13, 17 & Mt. Hood National Forest
Going over the bridge to Oregon & Hood River?
Click HERE for a list of things to see & do.
In Hood River: Restaurants, pubs, shops, galleries,
windsurfing & kiteboarding sites, outfitters & guide
services, full range of services & stores, orchards, museums,
sailing, etc.
2.5 63.5 Rt. 141-A; Route 41. Town of Underwood. Mouth of White Salmon River. Fishing, boating. No
services.
Route 141-A is an alternate route to White Salmon
& towns north. Click Here to see details.
Route 41 is a Scenic Drive along a escarpment; it leads
to Rt. 86. Click HERE to see details. 
4.0 62.0 Spring Creek Fish Hatchery Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery tour.
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. Picnicking, swimming,
fishing. 
5.5 60.5 Windsurfing site: Swell City Windsurfing. No kite launching. Near milepost 61.
10.0 60.0 Town of Cook, Little White Salmon
River & Route 86
Drano Lake & Little White Salmon River. Fishing,
boating, wildlife viewing.
View of old Log Flumes.
Remains of last functional log
flume in U.S. On Mountain slope; viewable from Drano Lake
boat launch.
Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery tour.
Town of Cook: small store; no other services.
10.5  55.5 ROUTE 86--SIDE TRIP TO:
    +6.0 miles to Willard National
Fish Hatchery
Willard National Fish Hatchery Tours of hatchery,
picnicking.
    +7.0 to town of Willard &
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Fishing, canoeing,
kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, waterfalls,
volcanoes,
spring wildflowers, rock & ice climbing,
picnicking, scenic drives.
Town of Willard. Very limited services.
    +11.5 to Big Lava Beds route Big Lava Beds 12,500 acre lava beds landscape. Cracks, crevasses, cones, rock piles, short caves. Tree covered. Can
be visited along FS routes 60, 66 & 6605. Rt. 86 to left on FS 66.
Hiking, wildlife viewing, scenic drive,
Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
    +24.5 to Goose Lake Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking,
backpacking, wildlife viewing.
Gifford Pinchot National
Forest.
    Loop back to: Ice Caves, Mt. Adams, Trout Lake, White Salmon,
Bingen via Rt. 141. Click Here.
11.5  54.5 Dog Creek Falls Waterfall. Small dirt parking lot on right side of Rt. 14 maraked
"Dog Creek." Visible from road.
13.0  53.0 Dog Mountain Trail Trails up to Dog Mountain. Outstanding spring wildflower
trail.
3.7 miles to summit by shortest route. Hiking, Wildlife
viewing. Large dirt parking lot on right. Marked.
17.0  49.0 Town of Home Valley Wind River boat ramp. Fishing. No services.
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding site: Home Valley.
18.5  47.5 Town of Carson & Wind
River Road.
Carson Mineral Hot Springs & Golf Course. Old fashioned hot springs resort & spa. Gold Course to open in 2005. 1st Martin Rd., Carson.
Town of Carson. Limited services.
Wind River. Whitewater Rafting/ Kayaking. Outfitters and guide services on the Wind River. Various access points along
Wind River Road and FS 30 & 64.
18.5 47.5 WIND RIVER ROAD SIDE TRIP TO:
Government Mineral Springs, Swift Reservoir, and Mt. St. Helens regions.
    +8.0 miles to Town of Stabler Very Limited Services.
Wind River U.S.F.S. Arboretum. Experimental arboretum. 
Hemlock Lake Recreation area. Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, waterfalls, volcanoes, spring wildflowers,
rock & ice climbing, picnicking, scenic drives.

Trailhead for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail--
a 2,600 mile foot/horse path from Mexico to Canada. 0.5 miles
north of Stabler. Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding,
wildlife viewing
.
    +16.0 miles to Government Mineral Springs Site of old mineral springs resort. Mineral water from
pump. Hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, old
growth forest.
Carson National Fish Hatchery tour.
    +18.5 miles to Falls Creek Trailhead (via Wind River Road &
Rt. 30)
Trail alongside several waterfalls. Hiking, wildlife
viewing.
See
Gifford Pinchot National Forest site for trail
info.
    +34 miles to Curly Creek Falls
overlook. (via Wind River Road,
Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90)
Waterfall.
Roads also pass two scenic viewpoints & Upper
Wind River Snopark.
    +36.5 miles to Pine Creek Information Center & Swift Reservoir
(via Wind River Road,
Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90)
Swift Reservoir. Boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing,
mountain biking, scenic drive.
    +41.5 miles to Swift Reservoir Dam (via Wind River Road,
Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90, FS 81)
Swift Reservoir. Boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing,
mountain biking, scenic drive.
Access to Yale Reservoir & Merwin Lake via FS 81 &
Route 503.
    +42.5 miles to Junction 8 FS 81 & FS  83. Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument region:
Lahar (via Wind River Road, Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90, FS 81)
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Visit
interpretive centers & trails around an active volcano.
Hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, mountain biking, etc.
Portions of the Monument may be closed due to volcanic activity.
Please check the link above for details.
Trail of Two Forests, Cougar Snopark, Ape Cave.
    +55 miles to Lahar Viewpoint (via Wind River Road, Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90, FS 81, FS 83) Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
Lahar Viewpoint. Other trailheads & Marble Mtn.
Snopark along FS 83.
    +57 miles to Sheep Canyon Trailhead (via Wind River Road, Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90, FS 81, FS 83, FS 8123) Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Various trailheads along FS 81 & FS 8123.
 
    +78.0 miles to Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument region: Spirit Lake (via Wind River Road,
Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90, FS 25, FS 99)
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
Miner's Car & Mata Cave interpretive sites.
Rt. 25 passes several scenic viewpoints, trailheads & Wakepish Snopark.
Spirit Lake. Large lake with excellent views of the
St. Helens crater & damage from the 1980 eruption.
    +85 miles to Windy Ridge Viewpoint (via Wind River Road,
Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90, FS 25, FS 99)
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  Trailheads,
viewpoints, interpretive sites.
 
    +83 miles to Ryan Lake Interpretive site. (via Wind River Road, Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90, FS 25, FS 99, FS 26, FS 2612) Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Trailheads,
viewpoints, interpretive sites.
 
    +86 miles to Green River Trailhead (via Wind River Road,
Rt. 30, FS 51, FS 90, FS 25, FS 99, FS 26)
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Trailheads,
viewpoints, interpretive sites.
23.0  43.0 Town of Stevenson Town of Stevenson. Services, supermarket, restaurants,
shops, galleries.
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum/ Skamania Historic Museum. 1 mile west of town on Rt. 14
River House Art Gallery. Art of Marilyn Bolles, recognized
as one of the premiere artists of the area.90 SW Second Street.
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding sites: Bob's Beach, Boat
Ramp, East Point.
 
Dolce Skamania Lodge Golf Course.
26.0  40.0 Bridge of the Gods, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, Oregon Routes 84 & 30 Trailhead for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail--
a 2,600 mile foot/horse path from Mexico to Canada.
Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing.
Bridge of the Gods.
($1.00 toll). Historic site. Bridge across
the Columbia River to Oregon.
Traveling back through Oregon?
Here's a list of things to
do and see if you're going East, or if you're going West
along the Gorge in Oregon.
30.5  35.5 Bonneville Dam Bonneville Lock and Dam, Lake Bonneville. Hiking,
fishing, wildlife viewing, fish ladders, boating, tour of dam.
Fort Cascade Historic Site.
Trailhead for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail--
a 2,600 mile foot/horse path from Mexico to Canada.
Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing. The PCT is also the trail to the top of Table Mountain.
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort Natural hot springs water pumped into tubs. Spa, restaurant. 
32.0  34.0 Town of North Bonneville Limited services.
Beacon Rock Golf Course
34.0  32.0 Beacon Rock Beacon Rock. Hike to the top of an old volcano core. Dramatic views from 360 vertical cliff face. 2 mile hike
round trip.
Beacon Rock State Park. Hiking, swimming, fishing,
wildlife viewing, picnicking.
Pierce National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife viewing, fishing, boating, picnicking.
35.0 31.0 Town of Skamania Limited services.
Woodhaven Equestrian Adventures. Horseback Riding &
lessons.
35.5  30.5 Sams Walker Day Use Area

Sams Walker Day Use Area. Picnicking, river access,
wildlife viewing.

36.0 30.0 Franz Lake NWR Franz Lake NWR. Wildlife viewing, fishing, boating.
39.0 27.0 St. Cloud Day Use Area St. Cloud Day Use Area. Historic orchard. Picnicking,
fishing, wildlife viewing.
45.0 21.0 Cape Horn

Dramatic cliffs with spires. Scenic viewpoint on road &
also many unmarked trailheads that run along cliffs &
around waterfalls.

53.0 13.0 Town of Washougal

Full range of services & restaurants.
Steigerwald Lake NW Refuge. Wildlife viewing, fishing, boating. 2 miles east of town.

55.0 11.0 Town of Camas Full range of services & restaurants.
66.0 0.0 City of Vancouver, Washington

Full range of services & restaurants.
Junction of Rt. 205 & 14: Bridge to Portland, Oregon

    End of the tour of Route 14 West along the Gorge in Washington. Where would you like to go to next? Things to do as you travel East 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/
Route 30. 


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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