Trek #34: Wauna Viewpoint

There are some hikes one desires to take to feel above the world and look out onto it. Wauna Viewpoint is one of those hikes.  This 4 mile out and back trek up a mountain to a stunning gorge viewpoint is good for both the calves and the soul.

Majestic.

The trailhead is nestled just off to the left shortly before the Eagle Creek trailhead. Crossing a suspension bridge over a gushing creek, you’ll immediately begin your ascent up a mountain via a long series of switchbacks. In late autumn the trail was incredibly lush with a few surprise mini-falls trickling off the basalt walls lining the climb. But the real prize is reaching the summit. For it is at the top that you’re treated to a fantastic 280 degree view of the gorge below and the mountains and buttes across the way in Washington.

For an optimal hiking experience, I recommend this one on a clear day. The endless views from the top were exquisite and very well worth the climb.

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Treks Down: 34, Treks to Go: 18

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