The western part of Klickitat County is comprised of valleys and foothills of Mount Adams and the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. The Glenwood Valley, an agricultural and logging community nestle at the base of Mount Adams, provides spectacular views of its peak. The Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge with its expansive wetlands, is home to large numbers of migratory birds as well as resident elk, deer, and other wildlife.
The White Salmon glacier on Mount Adams is the source of the White Salmon River which flows through the Trout Lake valley and White Salmon valley before emptying into the Columbia River. These picturesque valleys span acres of forests, orchards and dairylands, and support hay and herb farming. Mt. Adams Orchard is home to the world's largest d'anjou pear orchard in the world. Trout Lake Farms is the nation's biggest grower of organic herbs.
White Salmon River
On its descent to the Columbia, the White Salmon River from B-Z Corners to Northwestern Lake provides exciting whitewater rafting and kayaking activities. This stretch includes Husum Falls, a 20-foot high drop, which all but the most experienced adventurist portage around.
Trout Lake is the gateway to numerous mountain activities: berry fields, hiking and climbing trails, mushroom picking, elk, deer and bear hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The base of Mount Adams is covered with stands of enormous pines.
White Salmon & Bingen
The adjacent small cities of White Salmon and Bingen are the largest communities in the western part of Klickitat County. They serve as the hub to the many outdoor recreational opportunities in the county. White Salmon has the only glockenspiel tower west of the Mississippi River.