Coyote Wall Trailhead:
From Bingen, WA travel east on Washington State Highway 14 approximately 3 miles to milepost 69.7, Courtney Road. The trailhead is just off the highway on the east side of Courtney road. Please park in designated parking spots only and not along Courtney Road or Highway 14.
See also: Catherine Creek Day Use Area/Trailhead
BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING
A massive formation of columnar basalt, Coyote Wall is one of the Columbia River Gorge’s most recognizable features from all directions. Known around the Gorge as “The Syncline”, local amateur geologists enjoy debating its proper geological classification over a craft brew.
From Coyote Wall Trailhead, bikers, hikers, and riders can access a 30+ mile network trails with an open feel and breath-taking views. Trails include:
- Bitterroot Trail #4422 (Ca2)
- Coyote Wall Trail #4428 (Co1)
- Desert Parsley Trail (Co7)
- Labyrinth Trail #4423 (Co7)
- Little Maui Trail #4425 (Co5)
- Little Moab Trail #4424 (Co3)
- Old Ranch Road Trail #4426 (Co4)
- Raptor Trail 4424 (Ca1)
- Upper Labyrinth Trail #4424 (Co8)
Mountain bikers love the range of mountain biking challenges which reward those who climb the trails with amazing panoramas of the Gorge! Naturalists can appreciate the diverse population of rare and sensitive plants found here. The thin, fragile soils were created by Missoula floods, and the habitat remains important for wildlife species.
Please avoid the area directly below Coyote Wall to the west, as it is private land. Trails in the area have been gradually rehabilitated in recent years according to a long-term site management plan, so user-created trails that once damaged natural resources are being decomissioned. New signs make it easy to stay on official trails, but use maps with caution as most are now out of date. (This planning map shows temporary names used during the planning process to label approved trails.) Today’s signs do not match the shorthand codes, but they do make it easy to stay on official trails. Please respect signs indicating decommissioned trails and sensitive areas under restoration.