I hiked this one last weekend and would like to share a few FYI updates I noticed that the book didn’t cover.
1. The signage at the parking area indicates you need a “Discover Pass.” You can buy one online and print it out but if you are looking for a hard copy, Dallesport does not have a licensed vendor. Nearest I found were in Klickitat or Goldendale.
2. At the beginning of the trail the sign indicates that it is actually 3.1 miles to the end of the trail, so expect 0.8 extra miles of hiking.
3. My own recommendation (especially in colder months), bring clothing that acts as a wind-breaker. It’s constant and often strong.