I’ve done this hike over 8 times in the past 2 years. This hike is very hard to find. So I took some pictures of landmarks to help you find it. Be prepared to sweat. Although is only 6 miles round trip, and only 1870′ elevation gain total… You climb 1700 feet in the last mile. I love hiking in the gorge but a lot of the hikes are very crowded. Not this one. It is unmarked, and very steep, sometimes you have to climb up a big boulder. but it isn’t that dangerous.you start at the Wahclellah Falls trailhead. Then walk back toward the road and look for this sign:
This bridge crosses moffet Creek. When you see this bridge look to your left and you should see an unmarked trail. go 50 feet up that trail and there is a tiny sign that looks like this. You are on the right path and you are about to go up, up, up, up, up. When ever you come to a fork in the road always choose the one that goes UP. you will hike about 3/4 of a mile and come to a junction. If you go right you will have your first beautiful view point perfect for a picture or a snack. this is what it looks like.
Then just keep going up. if the path stops and you don’t know which way to go. Climb the boulder in front of you and you will eventually make it to an awesome summit with a 360 degree view of the gorge, the Oregon forest, Bonneville damn, and Washington. You will love it. I do and I have taken all my friends. Also after you summit you can go hiking along the ridge line as far into the forest as you’l like.