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Catherine Creek

Easy/Intermediate
  3.8 ( 5 ) Favorite

Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer out and back
71% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 752' 229 m
Descent: -751' -229 m
High: 1,005' 306 m
Low: 263' 80 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Michiko Audrey

A short run up through wildflowers to a view of the Gorge.

Michiko Audrey

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route is a scenic loop that provides a good climb and descent just off Old Hwy 8 with rewarding views and wildflowers along the way.

Runner Notes

Lots of up and lots of down with beautiful views to reward your efforts.

Description

Pull over on the side of the road at the Catherine Creek Day Use Area and Trailhead and start the ascent right from the parking area. Run up as high as you want (you'll be able to see the Spirit Quest Trail below you to the left [southwest] occasionally). We turned right near the top onto the Catherine Creek Trail - Atwood Road Connector and followed the Sunflower Hill Trail to Atwood Road and back through wildflowers down to the trailhead to make this into a loop.

Flora & Fauna

Bullsnake, turkey vultures, and red-tailed hawks.

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Contacts

Land Manager: USFS - Gifford Pinchot

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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#178

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#3,059

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Photos

Enjoy a pleasant Gorge view from Catherine Creek.
May 2, 2017 near White S…, WA
Looking over the Columbia River Gorge.
May 2, 2017 near White S…, WA
A bull snake slithers across the trail.
May 2, 2017 near White S…, WA
Mount Hood from the upper Catherine Creek Trail
Mar 4, 2018 near White S…, WA
Mount Hood from the lower Catherine Creek Trail
Mar 4, 2018 near White S…, WA
At this point, the trail turns right onto the fire road.
May 2, 2017 near White S…, WA

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