Hike with Friends

With 100+ guided outings a year to choose from, there is something for everyone!

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Whether it be wildflower walks, kayak trips, geology tours, or bike rides we've made it easy for you to enjoy unique outings in all areas of the Columbia Gorge. Each outing has an educational theme and is led by knowledgable volunteer hike leaders and shepherds. Meet our hike leaders and shepherds. ‚ÄčFirst-time hiking with us? Learn all about our program here: Hiking Program Information & Guidelines 


Friends’ Spring-Summer 2017 Hike Schedule Is Here!

Member registration begins March 1 for the 2017 spring and summer schedule. General registration begins March 6. 
Don't want to wait for general registration? Become a Friends member today!

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Spring-Summer 2017 (full brochure)

Spring-Summer 2017 (condensed)
 

Questions? Contact Outdoor Programs Coordinator Kate Lindberg:

971-634-1265  katel@gorgefriends.org


Friends' hike program is sponsored by avid hiker & criminal defense attorney Jim O'Rourke. Jim believes “the Gorge really is the eighth wonder of the world and protecting it is incredibly important. Being a member of Friends gives me a way to be helpful in protecting that resource.”


 

Upcoming Trainings


Annual Hike Leader & Shepherd Training 101
2016 Hike Leader & Shepherd Training at Dancing Rock Property (photo: Kate Lindberg)

Annual Hike Leader & Shepherd Training 101

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.

Friends' Annual 101 Training is for new and experienced Hike Leaders and Shepherds. Anyone interested in Friends' Hike Program is welcome to attend.

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CPR & First Aid Training
Learning bandaging skills at CPR and First Aid training. (photo: Friends' archive)

CPR & First Aid Training

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:30 a.m.

6-hour classroom course teaches basic CPR & First Aid. Highly recommended for leaders & shepherds.

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Wildflower ID Workshop for Hike Leaders & Shepherds
Early wildflowers at Catherine Creek, Spring 2016. (Photo: Mike Drewry)

Wildflower ID Workshop for Hike Leaders & Shepherds

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

This is an exclusive outing for Friends Hike Leaders and Shepherds.

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Wilderness First Aid Training
WFA students practicing back-country first aid skills. (Photo: Friends' archives)

Wilderness First Aid Training

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:45 a.m.

Learn how to treat an injury or illness in the backcountry where help is delayed. This is a two-day, hands-on interactive training customized for Friends Leaders & Shepherds.

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