The "big" loop in the Catherine Creek - Coyote Wall area is best done east to west in order to get the views coming down Coyote Wall. In the spring, this is a prime wildflower hike, and there are great views of the Columbia River, the east end of the Columbia River Gorge, and Mount Hood. Wet weather over Portland/Vancouver often breaks at about Hood River, so on many spring days, you will get blue skies at least part of the time. Also in the spring, however, the poison oak is leafing out, ticks can be an issue, and rattlesnakes are starting to be active. Note that dogs must be kept on leash throughout the area in the spring months, and you will be sharing trails with mountain bikers between Rowland Creek and Coyote Wall. There are numerous variations to this hike.

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Driving Distance from Portland 126 miles
Distance - Round Trip 10 miles
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
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