Mitchell Point Ascent


A steep climb to one of the best viewpoints in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Mitchell Point Trail begins at a rest area off I-84 and gains over 1,000 feet of elevation in a little over one mile.

The hard work is worth it though. The final climb to the summit is strewn with wildflowers and provides long views up and down the Gorge.

A very pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

The mouth of the Little White Salmon River

The mouth of the Little White Salmon River

Butterfly

Margined White Butterfly

Naked Broomrape

Naked Broomrape

Stormy view to the north from the summit

Stormy view to the north from the summit

Looking down on the Columbia River

Looking down on the Columbia River

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries

Looking up at Mitchell Point

Looking up at Mitchell Point

Yellow Parsley

Yellow Parsley

Final climb to the summit

Final climb to the summit

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

 

 

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2 comments

  1. aaahhhh – one of my favorite places!

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    • Now if they would just repair the bridges on the Wygant Peak Trail, one could do both ascents in the same day from the same parking area. In the meantime, you are spot on. Mitchell is hard to beat in the springtime.

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