Wygant View Point Trail

Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area, Oregon

Elevation Gain1,902ft
Trailhead Elevation2,214ft
Elevation Min/Max968/2214ft
Elevation Start/End2214/2214ft

Wygant View Point Trail

Wygant View Point Trail is a hiking trail in Hood River County, Oregon. It is within Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 2,214 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 1,902 feet. The WygantMiddle Viewpoint can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Wygant Peak Viewpoint.

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Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"Despite being located right off of busy i-84, the Wygant Trail is one of the quietest hikes in the gorge. Granted, the summit is forested and reaching it requires steep climbing over a rapidly decaying trail. But the lower sections of this trail are in good shape, leading to excellent viewpoints of the river and surrounding prominent peaks. And there are flowers aplenty too—and poison oak, so cover up or save this one for October." Read more
Hiking The Columbia River Gorge (Falcon Guides)
Russ Schneider, revised by Jim Yuskavitch
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"A steep day hike up Wygant Point, with shorter scenic options along Perham Creek. The Wygant Trail is one of the lesser known gorge trails, but it has some spectacular views." Read more

Wygant View Point Trail Reviews

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You can hear the traffic most of the time. We went up Sunday the 4th of July weekend and we only saw two small groups of people. The trail was really over grown and many times we had to really search for it as we jumped over huge trees then scramble under others. Some points had overgrown bushes and washed out switchbacks! The climb was hard and long, straight up... and switchback after switchback! The intermitant views of the gorge were unbelievable...and I have to say worth the leg pain. It was an adventure, at times, to keep on the trail. If you're up to trail blazing up, up, up to a simple pile of rocks...go for it! AND don't forget to add a rock!
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Did the Perham Loop...
1. You never leave the proximity of the hwy, so noise always is a factor.
2. lots and lots of ticks (May 2, 2008).
3. trail itself was OK. The loop aspect was not maintained too well.

It was a fun day, however. Anyday in the woods is better than working...

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Trail Information

Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Mount Hood National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails Columbia River Gorge–West No. 428S
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Dec 2018