From a distance, Wind Mountain looks like an upside down ice cream cone. It’s south face rises sharply from the Columbia River and if you hike to the summit, you’re rewarded not only with excellent viewpoints but a taste of Northwest history as well.
Wind Mountain was a site for Native American vision quests. A vision quest involves fasting and hard work with the goal of discovering their guardian spirit. During the night they would do physical activity such as stacking rocks while they remained vigilant.
The hike is about 2.5 miles (round-trip) and is moderately difficult due to the steep incline.