Along the shores of the Klickitat River is the town of Klickitat, well-known for its 32-mile trail along the route of old railroad tracks. The town boasts scenic landscapes and plenty of water activties, making it the perfect family getaway location.
Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are all popular here due to different trails and variety of terrain in the countryside. If you're looking for solitude in nature and remote trails filled with wildflowers, there are plenty of trails that fit the bill. The Klickitat Trial follows the river through the town and Columbia River Gorge country along the stunning Swale Canyon. Here, you will wander through oak and pine forests with sweeping views of farms and open meadows.
In summer, popular activities along the Klickitat River include boating, kayaking, and rafting. Fishing is also a big pastime along the river as salmon and sturgeon reside in the waters.
Spring is great for hiking among the wildflowers, plus the fishing is also good at this time and there are fewer crowds than during summer.