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Hike Catherine Creek to Coyote Wall and back
• What we'll do DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate TOTAL MILES: Approximately 9.5 miles ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 5 hours ELEVATION GAIN: Approximately 2000 feet APPROXIMATE RETURN TIME: 5:00 pm WEATHER FORECAST: Spring conditions DOGS: No PERMITS: NW Forest Pass Requested donation for outing: $2.00 for members, $4.00 for non members. CARPOOLING: RT mileage is approximately 128 (less than 1.5 hours each way from Fishers Landing Transit Center); we suggest a mileage donation of 0.10 cents/mile or less. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. Note-this is a carbon neutral outing, $.25/person from outings donation is used to offset carbon released for the trip. This hike starts at Catherine Creek trailhead on Old Hwy 8 and follows Atwood Road up a major creek to beautiful views of the Columbia River, to the trail that traverses to Coyote Wall and its sheer basaltic wonder where swallows glide the wind currents above their homes. We then drop down the Coyote Wall trail to catch Little Maui trail, which cuts across the slope eastward to intersect the Hidden Canyon Trail. From here, we climb back up past a waterfall, a spooky white oak forest, basalt cliffs, and more views of the Columbia River. We will cut off onto the Loose Lucy trail which will take us back to the trailhead. • What to bring • Water • Lunch and snacks • Water resistant hiking boots/shoes • A water-resistant hat, Rain jacket and pants (even if sunny out) • Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary • Headlamp or flashlight • Whistle • Important to know

Fishers Landing Transit Center

3510 SE 164th Ave · Vancouver, WA


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