Hike with Friends

Friends of the Columbia Gorge organizes more than 100 educational outings each year during our fall and spring hike seasons. No experience is necessary - all are welcome to join us! Browse the outings listed below and simply click on the title and follow directions to complete your registration.

You can also view these outings on our calendar.

Hiking Resources:
Fall 2014 Detailed Hiking Brochure
Fall 2014 Condensed Hiking Card (for your fridge!)
Friends Hiking Program Information & Tips

Gorge Recreation Passes & Permits:
A guide to navigating Gorge Recreation Passes & Permits.

Make your next Gorge outing a Play & Stay weekend!:
Learn more about this program which is a part of Friends' Gorge Towns to Trails initiative.

Contact Us:
Kate Lindberg at 971-634-1265 or katel@gorgefriends.org or Maegan Jossy at 971-634-2028 or maegan@gorgefriends.org .

Friends salutes our volunteer hike leaders and shepherds and partnering organizations in offering these guided outings.

Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge

The Columbia Gorge has been home to forests, wildlife, and changing communities for thousands of years. Our Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge invites you to take a closer look. You’ll learn about geologic and historic features hidden in Gorge landscapes. Between March 15 and October 31, try to find all 20 items listed.

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Petroglyph Tour, WA

membersonly.jpg Histories__Mysteries.jpg Easy: 1 mile, little elev. gain

Washington State Park Ranger Chon Clayton will share native history as we visit the famed “She Who Watches” and other petroglyphs. 

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Herman Creek Ancient Cedars, OR

specialfocus.jpg Strenuous: 15 miles, 2,600' elev. gain

Leader Jim Chase and Conservation Organizer Ryan Rittenhouse will guide us past lovely waterfalls and through groves of ancient firs and hemlocks to one of the finest remaining stands of old-growth red cedars in the Columbia Gorge. The hike is long, but the trail is in good condition and the elevation gain is gradual.

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Lend-a-Hand Stewardship at Memaloose Meadows, OR

TREE.jpg  Help to remove old fencing while exploring this new land trust property with Land Trust Manager Kate McBride. 

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Mosier Plateau & Wine Tasting, OR

membersonly.jpg   Easy: 3.5 miles, 600 ft elev. gain

Enjoy panoramic views from the newly built trail on the bluff above Mosier. Gorge Towns to Trails Project Manager Renee Tkach will share the history and plans for this land trust property. Afterwards enjoy wine tasting at nearby Analemma Vineyards.

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Elowah & Upper McCord Falls Kids Hike, OR

family_friendly.jpg  Easy: 4 miles, 600 ft elev. gain 

Environmental Educator Roland Begin will lead us on an educational scavenger hunt to two beautiful falls. We'll learn about the area's plants, animals, geology and history along the way. Fun for the entire family!

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Falls Creek Falls & Panther Creek Falls, WA

lower_falls_creek_falls.jpgmembersonly.jpg  Moderate: 3.4 miles, 650-ft. elev. gain

Join other Friends members to celebrate the first day of fall with leader Jane Garbisch on this lovely trail in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. We'll ascend a gentle grade along a cascading creek to a breathtaking, multi-tiered waterfall, and make a side trip to nearby Panther Creek Falls before heading home.
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Fishwheels of the Gorge, WA

im478z700.jpgmembersonly.jpg Histories__Mysteries.jpg Difficult: 2 miles, no elev. gain (rocky shoreline*)

Join other members to learn about the fishwheels of the Gorge with Scott Cook, author of the wildly popular Curious Gorge hiking guidebook. He'll lead us on this history walk back to the late 1800s, when fishwheels churned on both sides of the Columbia.

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Fort Cascades Historic Trail and Fisheries Tour, WA

PS.jpg  Histories__Mysteries.jpg  Easy: 1.5 miles, little elev. gain     

Stroll this historic trail with Park Ranger Jesse Brownlee while discovering the rich history of the area as you learn about the First People, pioneers, military presence and today's inhabitants that have long called this place home.

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Hawk Watch at Nestor Peak, WA

membersonly.jpg  Easy: 2 miles, 700-ft elev. gainspecialfocus.jpg

 Practice your raptor identification skills on this hike with Wildlife biologist Tim Pitz and Conservation Organizer Ryan Rittenhouse during the annual fall raptor migration through the Gorge.

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