Wiking (Wine Tasting + Hiking) at Analemma Vineyards in Mosier, OR (photographer: Kris Fade)You don’t have to wait until Gorge Towns to Trails is complete to experience it now. From “wiking” tours, our Play and Stay program, or riding the WET Bus to one of Skamania County’s trails, towns and lodging, you can get a taste of what it’s like to experience trail towns, now.
Columbia Gorge Getaways Book
Experience Gorge Towns to Trails now with the help of Laura O. Foster’s new book Columbia Gorge Getaways: 12 Weekend Adventures, from Towns to Trails. This book helps you turn that day hike into a multi-day adventure in one of Columbia Gorge's historic river towns.
Car-Free Travel in the GorgeImagine this for your next hike: no trailhead parking hassles or congestion, no trailhead pass required, lowering your carbon emissions, and saving on fuel expenses. From April to September, Skamania County’s West End Transit (WET Bus) will be running on weekends to nine trailheads and Columbia Gorge communities. This service also connects with TriMet and CTRAN.
This bus service supports our Gorge Towns to Trails project because it encourages sustainable recreation through alternative transportation options. Gorge Towns to Trails is a project vision to link communities with recreation to benefit tourism while highlighting the beauty of the Gorge.
Play and Stay
Sign up for a Play & Stay program—weekend-long adventures with local experts on trails, in wineries and brewpubs, on urban hikes, developing waterfronts, historic downtowns and newly acquired natural areas.
Join a Friends-led guided hike paired with a stop at a local winery for wine tasting (a.k.a. wiking). View our hike schedule to see what we have lined up for during our spring/summer and fall seasons. We partner with the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers to arrange these outings.
Hike with Friends