Columbia Hills

An easy 6.4 mile hike with 1,018 feet of elevation gain. Hike through a historic area along the Columbia River Gorge.

Getting there

Drive on SR-14 11.1 miles east of Lyle and turn left (north) into the Crawford Oaks Trailhead (350 ft).

On the trail

Vista Loop

6.4 miles round trip with 1,018 feet of elevation gain


  • Caution: Poison oak is present in the area. Know what it looks like, dress appropriately, and watch what you touch. 
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,018 ft
  • 1,186 ft
  • Green Trails Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S
  • WA DNR Hood River

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Trip Reports

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  • Columbia Hills State Park
  • Columbia Hills Historical State Park
  • Columbia Hills Natural Area Preserve
  • Stacker Butte
  • The Dalles Mountain
  • Horsethief Butte

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