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The Labyrinth

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 100'-1240'

Current status (as of 4/19/24): blooming

Notes: This part of the eastern Gorge has some of the earliest flowers anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, especially at the lower elevations near Old Highway 8. The Labyrinth shares a trail system with Coyote Wall, and many combinations of trails are possible. If you're looking for a little more hiking distance, you can also connect to the Catherine Creek/Rowland Wall trails.

Peak wildflower bloom at The Labyrinth 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.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

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.