State Natural Area
The Wygant trail -- six miles west
of Hood River -- was a gift to Oregon honoring the memory of
the Wygant family. This park adjoins two other state parks
near Mitchell Point 5 miles west of Hood River on Interstate
84. A trail strikes through the park in a dense, hilly
wilderness area that was once the old Oregon Trail and later
the Historic Columbia River Highway. The first mile of this
trail is on pavement that hasn't had an automobile on it for
50 years (it still has the yellow divider stripe). As it moves
into the wilderness, Wygant trail penetrates a dense forest
hillside along a gurgling creek. It is an ideal spot for
backpackers who are looking for a little solitude.
Services and Things to Do
- Wildlife watching
- Bird watching
- Walking trail
- Hiking trail
- Historic resources
- Historic trails
Get driving directions to this park
There is no fee to use this park.
For information, call 1-800-551-6949.
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