Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Columbia River Gorge (East)

Coyote Wall

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Fees: NW Forest Pass

Activity: hiking & mountain biking

Elevation: 100'-1650'

Current status (as of 5/25/24): past peak

Notes: Coyote Wall has some of the earliest flowers anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, especially at the lower elevations near Old Highway 8. It shares a trail system with The Labyrinth to the east, and many combinations of trails are possible. In the past, there was a loop trail to the west that went below the wall itself, but that route passes through private property and is no longer allowed.

Peak wildflower bloom at Coyote Wall is typically from early March through April into mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until the end of May.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Olsynium douglasii

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.