Portland, OR: Wahkeena Falls to Sherrard Point

This 14.6-miler rewards hikers with wildflower meadows and views over four monster peaks.
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This 14.6-miler rewards hikers with wildflower meadows and views over four monster peaks.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 23.5

Waypoints

WPT001

Location: 45.575367, -122.1281204

Head W on Wahkeena Falls Trail (420)

WPT002

Location: 45.5741653, -122.1279297

Superb view of 242-foot Wahkeena Falls. Cross stone bridge, switchback to views of the Columbia River

WPT003

Location: 45.5703659, -122.1248703

Fairy Falls. Bear R in .1 mile on Wahkeena Trail. Watch for larkspur, columbine, and bleedingheart

WPT004

Location: 45.5685654, -122.1227188

Detour to Wahkeena Springs: Go R in .1 mile on Angel's Rest Trail

WPT005

Location: 45.5699844, -122.1179657

Continue straight @ Devil's Rest Trail; quickly bear left on 420

WPT006

Location: 45.5720673, -122.107666

Bear R onto Larch Mountain Trail. Seasonal waterfalls on both

WPT007

Location: 45.5684509, -122.0914536

Bear R; cross first of two log bridges. In .3 mile, traverse talus

WPT008

Location: 45.5477333, -122.0815811

Bear R toward Larch Mountain. Rhododendrons and trillium abound

WPT009

Location: 45.5455818, -122.0889359

Continue straight @ 4-way into lush groves of western hemlock and Douglas fir

WPT010

Location: 45.5297012, -122.089386

Trail exits into parking lot. Cross lot and follow sign to Sherrard Point. There are two trails; either takes you to the steps that lead to the point

WPT011

Location: 45.5326157, -122.0876846

Sherrard Point (4,056 feet): Views of Jefferson, Adams, Rainier, and St. Helens; return the way you came