Nesmith Point Trail

Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area, Oregon

Elevation Gain4,520ft
Trailhead Elevation134ft
Elevation Min/Max134/3739ft
Elevation Start/End134/134ft

Nesmith Point Trail

Nesmith Point Trail is a hiking trail in Multnomah County, Oregon. It is within Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 134 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,520 feet. The Elowah Falls Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Nesmitt Point Road and George Trail.

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Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"One of the most prominent features on the Oregon side of the gorge, hulking nesmith Point hovers almost directly over the Columbia River. A lung buster of a climb, the hike to nesmith provides great physical conditioning with a healthy helping of views along the way. Once the site of a long-gone fire lookout, only the privy remains—barely." Read more
Hiking The Columbia River Gorge (Falcon Guides)
Russ Schneider, revised by Jim Yuskavitch
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"A long day hike through pristine forests with incredible views of the Washington Cascades" Read more

Nesmith Point Trail Reviews

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My rating depends, of course, on what you are looking for. If it is a tough, physical climb ypu are looking for, this is it (climb to Nesmith Point). I went on a rainy day, and quite windy at the top. But because it is on the east side of the hill, and in trees, you don't get the full brunt of the weather. The trail was good, even though it had rained for 3 days prior. I can't really comment on the views -- there are a few spots which obviously are for views, but given the blowing fog/clouds, I never saw the view. It took me about 2.6 hours to get to the top, and a little less (2 hours) to get down.

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Trail Information

Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Mount Hood National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails Columbia River Gorge–West No. 428S
Local Maps

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Dec 2018