Strawberry Island Loop
Western Gorge, Washington
Strawberry Island (Friends' archive)
4 miles round trip
WildflowersBeautiful ViewsBird Viewing
Hikers can enjoy an easy hike around Strawberry/Hamilton Island, which is accessible from a trailhead just west of Bonneville Dam on the Washington side. The trail meanders through woods and open meadows, and features beautiful wildflowers in the spring. Strawberry Island was named by William Clark as he walked the island and noted wild strawberries growing here. This hike is great to pair with the Fort Cascade Trail, just down the road.
Directions & Travel TipsStrawberry Island Trailhead: Cross Bridge of the Gods ($2 toll). Take a left and travel west on WA Hwy 14 for about 2.5 miles. Turn left at Bonneville Drive (marked by North Bonneville City entrance sign and Chevron gas station). Then turn right onto West Cascade Drive. Next turn left onto Portage Drive. Portage Drive dead ends at the baseball field and a parking lot with 25 spots. Park here.
Coming from Vancouver: Find your way to State Hwy 14 and head east continuing past Camas/Washougal. Turn right at the main city entrance, at milepost #38, where you'll find a Chevron gas station. Turn right onto West Cascade Drive. Next turn left onto Portage Drive. Portage Drive dead ends at the baseball field and a parking lot with 25 spots. Park here.