Grassy Knoll


Day Hike - Grassy Knoll

CANCELED (participants canceled): Naturalist / photo-oriented hike to enjoy abundant subalpine wildflowers in lovely settings through forest, rock gardens, and on sweeping meadows of Grassy Knoll with views of Cascades and Big Lava Bed.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,050 ft

Updated 6/21/19:

Confirm your meeting place/time with leader - either 8:30am at trailhead, or 7:30am in nearby Cascade Locks (OR) or Carson (WA).

Directions, via WA-14 and I-84.  From I-84 east of Portland, take exit 44 to Cascade Locks, then cross Bridge of the Gods to WA-14 east.  Travel east of WA-14, exiting north to Carson on Hwy 30 for 4.2 mi, then R on Bear Cr Rd 6808 for 3.6 mi paved and 7.2 mi gravel to Triangle Pass, then turn L on Rd 68 for 2.1 mi, and turn R on Rd 511 for 50 ft. 

Need medium to higher clearance vehicle for rougher forest road surface in last 2  miles.  Local carpooling available from Cascade Locks, OR or Carson, WA.


Updated 5/1/19:  Be aware of the hike location, approx 3.5 hours from Seattle.

Leisurely to moderate pace, with short to extended stops to view or photograph flowers and other plants, birds, geology and scenery.

Grassy Knoll plant list:

Recommend accommodations nearby at Beacon Rock State Park, or motel in Stevenson/Carson area (near Columbia Gorge).



Grassy Knoll

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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