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Munra Point Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
40% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,730' 527 m
Descent: -85' -26 m
High: 1,898' 579 m
Low: 168' 51 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 31% (17°)
Max Grade: 82% (39°)

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Trail shared by Jessie Morris

The steep, un-maintained Munra Point Trail is a scramble, but the 360 views pay off in a big way.

Jessie Morris

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

This route is accessible year-round, but is safest in dry weather. There are short sections of 3rd class climbing on some exposed terrain. Some of these climbs have cord set up to help. A fall at any of these points would be devastating. Please use caution.

Runner Notes

Trail running not recommended.

Description

From the Gorge Trail #400, you'll head south away from the noisy interstate and up the hill onto the unmaintained Munra Point Trail. Near this turn-off, you'll spot a sign nailed to a tree marking the "unmaintained trail." Soon after, you'll do some scrambling and hit some good elevation gain. As you climb, you'll catch views along the way of the Columbia River. Just before the peak of Munra Point, you'll hit a rope tied-up to help navigate your way up and down the steepest stretch.

Once you round up to the top, you'll see Munra Point, an exposed basalt knob merging from three exposed ridges, where you can climb up to the top of the rock to get 360-degree views of the Columbia River Gorge. Look north across the river to get a good look into Washington state and Mt Adams. Use caution as you climb to the top as it's a very steep and there is an unforgiving drop in either direction.

You can continue further on along the ridgeline. This route will have you turn around shortly after the point, to return the same way you came back to the Gorge Trail #400.

Flora & Fauna

Great wildflowers along the top of Munra Point in the spring including Yellow Fawn Lillies, Grass Widows, Gold Stars, and Larkspurs.

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Westward facing view of the Columbia River from the Munra Point Trail (Oregon on the left, Washington on the right).
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
South-facing spine of a ridge line near the peak of Munra Point.
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
Munra Point, Jan 29, 2016.
May 4, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
Cross Moffett Creek via this sturdy bridge.
Mar 21, 2017 near Cascade…, OR
Munra Point in winter
Jun 3, 2018 near Cascade…, OR
Munra Point from further east along the ridge.
Jun 3, 2018 near Cascade…, OR

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