Favorite Columbia River Gorge Hikes Closed due to the Coronavirus Outbreak


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Hood River

The first weekend of May I decided to see if any one of three trailheads was open in the mid-Columbia River Gorge. I had hiked all three earlier in the year before the wildflowers had begun blooming.

Now, due to the coronavirus outbreak, I knew that all the popular trails were closed on public land in the Columbia River Gorge.

The first strikeout was the Burdoin Mountain trail. It’s on private land beginning just north of White Salmon. But no, it was closed.

Bachelor’s Button

The next stop was the Weldon Wagon Road trail near Husum, north of the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area. But it was strikeout two.

Strikout three was the Memaloose Hills trail near Mosier. It’s unmarked, but still closed.

I stopped at an overlook of the Columbia River and found a nice rock garden. There were many colorful wildflowers in bloom.

Driving home I had had my hopes high that the wonderful trails would open soon.

Be well.

Weldon Wagon Road and Burdoin Mountain Trailheads

Salsify

Memaloose Hills Trailhead

Buckwheat

Bi-colored Cluster Lily

Coyote Wall

 

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