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 events in a calendar. Questions? Check out our Hiking Information & Tips or contact Maegan Jossy at 971-634-2028 or maegan@gorgefriends.org. Friends salutes our volunteer hike leaders and shepherds and partnering organizations in offering our guided outings.

Download the Spring 2014 Hike Brochure

Download the Spring 2014 Hike Schedule (card form)

Download our guide to navigating Gorge Recreation Passes & Permits. Learn more about Washington's Discover Pass and the Northwest Forest Pass.

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

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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Eagle Creek to High Bridge or Twister Falls, OR

Photo by Dalton

Two Hikes:
Moderate: 6.4 miles, 840-ft elev. gain
Moderate: 12 miles, 1,640-ft elev .gain

MEMBERS ONLY

Enjoy this classic Gorge waterfall hike past beautiful spring wildflowers as we hike deeper into Eagle Creek Canyon with Board Member Debbie Asakawa. Choose from a shorter hike to High Bridge or a longer hike to Twister Falls.

 

This outing is a part of this year's Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge.

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Gorge Geology Ice Age Floods Tour, OR/WA

Easy: Short walks, little elev. gain

This outing is full. However, the next scheduled outing is Saturday, September 6. If you are interested in registering for this tour please print off and sign this form, and then mail it to Terry Hurd. Terry can be reached at iceagefloods@yahoo.com or 509-493-4288.

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Catherine Creek Wildflowers & Wine Tasting, WA

Photo by Joe Urmos

Moderate: 3-4 miles, 800-ft. elev. gain       
MEMBERS ONLY

Ramble on the flower-filled hillsides with botanist Pappy Corbitt to identify flowers and soak up beautiful eastern Gorge views. Afterwards we'll visit nearby COR Cellars for wine tasting.

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Lend-a-Hand Stewardship at Memaloose Meadows, OR

Photo by FOCG

Change of plans! We are going to remove blackberries at the property where our summer picnic is going to be held in Washougal, WA (near Steigerwald Lake Wildlife Refuge). The ground is wet and the time is right to pull blackberries out of the ground, preparing the beautiful oak habitat for where our annual summer picnic will be held.  We will not be going to Memaloose Meadows. Instead we'll be arranging a work party sometime in the future there.

 

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Triple Falls Loop, OR

Photo By Greg Lief

Moderate: 4.5 miles, 700-ft elev. gain

MEMBERS ONLY

Join hike leader Jane Garbisch on this classic hike to celebrate Earth Day. We’ll pass through lush forests dotted with wildflowers to four sparkling waterfalls. Enjoy views of Oneonta Gorge and Triple Falls as Jane will take hikers on this lesser-traveled 4.8-mile loop around Oneonta Gorge, rather than the traditional out-and-back. It is of easy to moderate difficulty gaining less than 700-ft in elevation.

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Weldon Wagon Road, WA

Photo by Angie Moore

Moderate: 7 miles, 1,340-ft elev. gain

Leader Kim Owen will lead us on this historic wagon road that crosses fields of wildflowers and expansive oak woodlands.

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Herman Creek to Casey Creek, OR

Photo by L. Hewitt

Strenuous: 7.6 miles and 2800-ft elev. gain

Follow hike leader Hal White through stunning old-growth forests and past several waterfalls on this hike to great views.

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Mosier Plateau & Garnier Vineyards, OR

Photo by Joe UrmosModerate: 4.5 miles, 600-ft elev. gain

Join Renee Tkach, Gorge Towns to Trails Project Manager, on this hike starting at Mosier and hiking on Friends’ Land Trust property at Mosier Plateau for an incredible wildflower display coupled with breath-taking views. Following the hike, we'll enjoy lunch, wine tasting and a tour of Garnier Vineyards, located along the Columbia River.

This outing is a part of this year's Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge.

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Starvation Creek Ridge, OR

Photo by FOCGModerate: 2.5 miles, 700-ft elev. gain
MEMBERS ONLY

Follow a short but challenging trail with leader Tom Kloster, enjoying wildflowers and waterfalls as we learn about the mysterious Hole-in-the-Wall Falls and area lore. There are occasional steep sections on this short but challenging 2.5 miles loop hike.

This outing is a part of this year's Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge.

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