“The steep, un-maintained Munra Point Trail is a scramble, but the 360 views pay off in a big way.”
— Jessie Morris
River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers
This route is accessible year-round, but is safest in dry weather. There are short sections of 3rd class climbing on some exposed terrain. Some of these climbs have cord set up to help. A fall at any of these points would be devastating. Please use caution.
From the Gorge Trail #400, you'll head south away from the noisy interstate and up the hill onto the unmaintained Munra Point Trail. Near this turn-off, you'll spot a sign nailed to a tree marking the "unmaintained trail." Soon after, you'll do some scrambling and hit some good elevation gain. As you climb, you'll catch views along the way of the Columbia River. Just before the peak of Munra Point
, you'll hit a rope tied-up to help navigate your way up and down the steepest stretch.
Once you round up to the top, you'll see Munra Point
, an exposed basalt knob merging from three exposed ridges, where you can climb up to the top of the rock to get 360-degree views of the Columbia River Gorge. Look north across the river to get a good look into Washington state and Mt Adams. Use caution as you climb to the top as it's a very steep and there is an unforgiving drop in either direction.
You can continue further on along the ridgeline. This route will have you turn around shortly after the point, to return the same way you came back to the Gorge Trail #400.
Flora & Fauna
Great wildflowers along the top of Munra Point
in the spring including Yellow Fawn Lillies, Grass Widows, Gold Stars, and Larkspurs.