approx. 1,990 feet
Columbia River Gorge
4 hours 4 minutes
1 hour 43 minutes ascending from I-84 to the summit
1 hour 55 minutes descending from the summit to I-84
Shellrock Mountain map
Our trail head on the shoulder of I-84, east of the Wyeth exit and immediately after the large retaining wall.
From our parking spot, we followed this remnant of the old highway east for a couple minutes before the trail forked off to the right.
Switchbacking up to the remains of a wagon road from the 1870s.
On the old wagon road.
Wind Mountain. At one point Shellrock Mountain and Wind Mountain may have been part of the same mountain.
Eventually the trail became too difficult to follow and we headed directly up through brush and open forest.
An earthstar mushroom?
The summit of Shellrock Mountain.
The last dozen switchbacks above I-84.
We took a detour west along a trail under the power lines and came across this ladder where the trail ascended a small cliff.
Dad standing on the 1870s wagon road.
Back at I-84.
Copyright © 2012 Gabriel Deal.