What Should I Know?
Amenities: No camping, hunting or building of fires allowed.
Operating Hours: This multi-use trail is ideal for a variety of recreational uses throughout the seasons. Swale Canyon is closed seasonally due to fire danger, usually mid-June to mid-October.
Reservations: Not necessary.
Think safety: There is a lot of poison oak along the edges of the trail, and there are plenty of ticks and some rattlesnakes. Cell phones do not work in some areas. Always bring water.
Accessibility: The hike is flat, but the path is rocky in places. The entire Swale Canyon hike is difficult, 13 miles (6+ hours)
Other info: Ancient traditions continue near the trail. The Klickitat River is one of only two Native American dip-net fisheries in the Columbia River Basin. Pets must be on a leash at all times. No removing, or disturbing plant life or other natural or historic resources.