Senior Healthy Hikers - Strawberry Island Hike

  • Round-trip travel: 72 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: 200 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $8 (includes $1 per-person toll bridge fee)

This 3.7-mile hike begins on the paved Big Foot Trail in North Bonneville, Wash. We pass many carved wooden bigfoots hiding along the trail, before climbing 200 feet on a natural trail to the top of Strawberry Island. We'll see views of the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge and perhaps some seals fishing for salmon on the Columbia. The trail flattens onto a grass path as we head downhill. At the base of the hill, we will detour to the river for a snack/restroom break before heading out on the Southwest Washington State Birding loop. We will go through grassy fields with spring flowers before reaching the west viewpoint to see Beacon Rock and Hamilton Mountain. From here the trail follows Hamilton Creek back to paved paths and through a tunnel to City Hall.

The trail can be muddy, so hiking boots are recommended. Bring water and a snack. Following the hike, we will drive from North Bonneville to the Bridgeside Restaurant in Cascade Locks for lunch.

For more information about this hike please contact Ruth Cummings at 503-926-4840 or Ron Janzen at 503-333-8419.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines