Rowland Wall Trail
ElevationAscent: 973' 297 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 1,263' 385 m
Low: 292' 89 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
Popular rides nearby
Klickitat River Trail
31.3 mi 50.5 km • Point to Point • 1,504 ft Ascent 458.37 m Ascent
Sexy Surfer Loop
7.2 mi 11.6 km • Loop • 1,123 ft Ascent 342.31 m Ascent
9.7 mi 15.6 km • Point to Point • 506 ft Ascent 154.35 m Ascent
Surveyor's Ridge - NF 17 Loop
23.4 mi 37.6 km • Loop • 2,440 ft Ascent 743.82 m Ascent
Surveyor's Ridge - IMBA EPIC
20.4 mi 32.9 km • Point to Point • 3,133 ft Ascent 955.01 m Ascent
Knebal Springs Loop
9.4 mi 15.2 km • Loop • 1,732 ft Ascent 527.92 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A rowdy climb up along the Rowland Wall.”— Brock Warner
After a while, the trail reaches the Rowland Wall, the little brother of the nearby Coyote Wall. The trail will begin to get extra choppy and rocky, and much steeper. Much of this climb is rather difficult, but it offers beautiful views of the Columbia River.
Finally, towards the top and after about a mile, the trail will fork. Staying to the left and going down into the oaks will carry you across a stream and back up abruptly to the steep hills westward. After only a quarter mile of this, the trail forks again, with a helpful sign that gives no indication as to which trails you're on. Proceeding forward and up the hill will take you to the doubletrack Atwood Road.
Taking the left begins the winding descent through Shoestring to Loose Lucy and Hidden Canyon.
Like all trails in the Coyote Wall/Syncline System, this trail has poor signage and it could be possible to take a wrong turn. Be sure to have a map with you, take a picture of a map at the trailhead if you're using a smart phone, or use the MTB Project mobile app.
Biked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: USFS - Gifford Pinchot National Forest Office