The Chinook Trails:

The trails that consist as part of the Chinook Trails, encircle the Columbia River and give hikers of all experience a variety of opportunities to enjoy the local wildlife.

The original concept developed into that of a 300 mile rim top loop trail which would encircle the Columbia River Gorge. An additional 200 miles would be designated connector trails which would junction with existing trails such as the Pacific Crest Trail and communities in the Columbia River Gorge area. The first section of new trail, the Squaw Butte connector which connects Silver Star to Washington’s Larch Mountain, began on National Trails Day in 1993 and completed a year later.


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