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Mount Defiance



Moderate (to Hole-in-the-Wall Falls) 
2.5-mile loop
600 feet elevation gain
Open all year

Very Difficult (to summit)
12.1-mile loop
4800 feet elevation gain
Open mid-June through October


One of the most physically demanding paths in Oregon, the Mount Defiance Trail gains nearly 5000 feet of elevation on its way to the highest point in the Columbia Gorge. But the trail begins with an easier option—a short,steep loop that visits waterfalls, viewpoints, and creek valleys at the mountain’s base.
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A shorter, 1.6-mile trail climbs to...






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