Hike with Friends

Educational, guided hikes and outings to discover the wonders of the Columbia Gorge.

Hike with Friends
Hikers climbing to newly acquired Coyote Meadows property (photo by Debbie Asakawa)

Update, 31, 2020: Friends of the Columbia Gorge Suspends All Guided Outings and Stewardship Events Through May 2

In light of the most recent guidance for public gatherings, Friends has canceled all stewardship work parties and guided hikes through May 2. If you have additional questions on this cancellation please contact Friends Communication Director Burt Edwards at burt@gorgefriends.org.


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With over 100 hikes and outings each year, Friends' free guided hike program offers something for everyone: scenic hikes, wildflower walks, kayak and rafting trips, informative driving tours, family-friendly and child-focused outings, and so much more. Discover something new about Gorge wild places by attending an inspiring, educational, guided hike or outing with Friends!: 

Friends' Spring & Summer Season guided outings will begin mid-March.

Registration is staggered by month:

  • March & April Outings: March 9 at 6:00 a.m.
  • May Outings: April 20 at 6:00 a.m.
  • June Outings: May 25 at 6:00 AM
  • July & August Outings: June 22 at 6:00 AM

Questions? Contact Outdoor Programs Coordinator Kate Lindberg:

971-634-1265  hikes@gorgefriends.org
 


Friends' 2020 Spring & Summer Season will be kicking off mid-March. Check back mid-February to preview the season's schedule of offerings before registration begins!

  • Spring & Summer Season: March - July

  • Fall Season: September - October

CANCELLED: The Dalles Riverfront Dog-Friendly Hike, OR

CANCELLED: The Dalles Riverfront Dog-Friendly Hike, OR

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Easy: 4-5 miles on paved trail | 125-ft elevation change

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CANCELLED: Wildflowers & Waterfalls at Latourell Falls, OR

CANCELLED: Wildflowers & Waterfalls at Latourell Falls, OR

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Easy: 2.4 miles | 520-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Catherine Creek to Coyote Wall, WA

CANCELLED: Catherine Creek to Coyote Wall, WA

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Strenuous: 9 miles | 1,700-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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CANCELLED: Wildflowers at Catherine Creek & Klickitat Trail, WA

CANCELLED: Wildflowers at Catherine Creek & Klickitat Trail, WA

Friday, April 10, 2020

Easy/Moderate: 5 miles | 150-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge Nature Walk, WA

CANCELLED: Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge Nature Walk, WA

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Easy: 2.5 miles | no elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Klickitat Trail Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELLED: Klickitat Trail Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Easy/Moderate: 4-5 miles | 100-ft elev. gain on gravel trail

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CANCELLED: Weldon Wagon Road, WA

CANCELLED: Weldon Wagon Road, WA

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Moderate: 5 miles | 1,300-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Bridal Veil Falls Hidden History Walk, OR

CANCELLED: Bridal Veil Falls Hidden History Walk, OR

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Easy: 1 mile | 200-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Sunrise at Nancy Russell Overlook, OR

CANCELLED: Sunrise at Nancy Russell Overlook, OR

Friday, April 17, 2020

Easy: 2.5 miles | little elevation change

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CANCELLED: Petroglyphs Tour & Dancing Rock Walk, WA

CANCELLED: Petroglyphs Tour & Dancing Rock Walk, WA

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Two Easy Walks: 2-3 miles total | ~200-300-ft elev. change
(Members-only)

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CANCELLED: Camas Lily Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELLED: Camas Lily Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Moderate: 7.6 miles | 400-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: River-to-Rock Geology Hike, WA

CANCELLED: River-to-Rock Geology Hike, WA

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Moderate: 4 miles | 850-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Lyle Cherry Orchard Wiking, WA

CANCELLED: Lyle Cherry Orchard Wiking, WA

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Moderate: 4-5 miles | 1,500-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Mosier Plateau Wildflowers, OR

CANCELLED: Mosier Plateau Wildflowers, OR

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Moderate: 3.5 miles | 600-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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CANCELLED: Angel’s Rest & Coopey Falls, OR

CANCELLED: Angel’s Rest & Coopey Falls, OR

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Moderate: 4.8 miles | 1,475-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: HCRT Bike Ride: Viento to Cascade Locks

CANCELLED: HCRT Bike Ride: Viento to Cascade Locks

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Moderate: 3.5 miles | 600-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Crawford Oaks Loop, WA

CANCELLED: Crawford Oaks Loop, WA

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Crawford Oaks Loop, WA
Moderate: 6.4 miles | 950-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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CANCELLED: Lyle Cherry Orchard Wildflowers, WA

CANCELLED: Lyle Cherry Orchard Wildflowers, WA

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Moderate: 4 miles | 1,500-ft elev. loss
(Members-only)

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CANCELLED: Mt. Ulka Preserve, OR

CANCELLED: Mt. Ulka Preserve, OR

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Strenuous: Approx. 3 miles | 1,000-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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Stacker Butte Wildflowers, WA

Stacker Butte Wildflowers, WA

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Strenuous: 8.2 miles | 1,150-ft elev. Gain
(Members-only)

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Round Lake & Camas Lily Fields, WA

Round Lake & Camas Lily Fields, WA

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Moderate: 7.6 miles | 400-ft elev. gain

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Multnomah-Wahkeena Falls Loop by Bus, OR

Multnomah-Wahkeena Falls Loop by Bus, OR

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Moderate: 5.4 miles | 1,600-ft elev. gain

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Rowena Plateau Wildflower Walk, OR

Rowena Plateau Wildflower Walk, OR

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Easy: up to 4 miles | approx. 250-ft elev. change
(Members-only)

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Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Easy: 1.2 miles | 70-ft. elev. gain

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Mayer State Park to Mosier Kayak Tour, OR

Mayer State Park to Mosier Kayak Tour, OR

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Experienced Paddlers Only | 7 Miles

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Herman Creek to Whiskey Creek, OR

Herman Creek to Whiskey Creek, OR

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Expert: 11.6 miles | 2,200-ft elevation gain
(Members-only)

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Tom McCall Spring Wildflower Hike, OR

Tom McCall Spring Wildflower Hike, OR

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Easy/Moderate: 3.5 miles | 1,100-ft elev. gain

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Herman Creek to Casey Creek, OR

Herman Creek to Casey Creek, OR

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Strenuous: 9 miles | 2,000-ft elevation gain
(Members-only)

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Tom McCall Sunset Hike, OR

Tom McCall Sunset Hike, OR

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Moderate: ~ 4 miles | 1,100-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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Historic Columbia River Hwy State Trail to Rowena Crest Bike Ride, OR

Historic Columbia River Hwy State Trail to Rowena Crest Bike Ride, OR

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Moderate: 3.5 miles | 600-ft elev. gain

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Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 1: Multnomah Creek to the Crater

Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 1: Multnomah Creek to the Crater

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Expert: 11 miles | 3,000-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Easy: 1.5 miles | no elevation change

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Dalton Point to Cape Horn Cliffs Kayak Tour

Dalton Point to Cape Horn Cliffs Kayak Tour

Friday, May 22, 2020

Experienced Paddlers Only

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Cape Horn Upper Trail Wildflowers, WA

Cape Horn Upper Trail Wildflowers, WA

Friday, May 22, 2020

Moderate: 5 miles | 1,000-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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Herman Creek to Cedar Swamp Camp, OR

Herman Creek to Cedar Swamp Camp, OR

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Expert: 14 miles | 2,700-ft elevation gain
(Members-only)

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Wahkeena Falls Forest Loop, OR

Wahkeena Falls Forest Loop, OR

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Strenuous: 9.5 miles | 2,600-ft elev. gain

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Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Easy: 1.2 miles | 70-ft. elev. gain

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Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Strenuous: 7.6 miles | 2,100-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Easy: 3.4 miles | 650-ft elev. gain

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Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Easy: 3-4 miles | little elev. gain

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Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Strenuous: 7 miles | 1,000-ft elev. gain

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PCT to Gillette Lake and Greenleaf Overlook

PCT to Gillette Lake and Greenleaf Overlook

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Strenuous: 8.8 miles | 850-ft elev. gain

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Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Friday, June 12, 2020

Easy: 1.5 miles | no elevation change

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Grassy Knoll Wildflowers, WA

Grassy Knoll Wildflowers, WA

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Strenuous: 6.9 miles | 1,950-ft elev. gain

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Whistle Punk Interpretive Hike, WA

Whistle Punk Interpretive Hike, WA

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Easy: 1.5 miles | no elev. gain

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Whistling Ridge, WA

Whistling Ridge, WA

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Strenuous: 8 miles, 2,200-ft elev. gain

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Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop, OR

Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop, OR

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Expert: 12.8 miles | 4,970-ft elev. gain

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Little Beacon Rock & Rodney Falls Family-Friendly Hike, WA

Little Beacon Rock & Rodney Falls Family-Friendly Hike, WA

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Easy: 3.5 miles | 500-ft elev. gain

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Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail, WA

Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail, WA

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Strenuous: 9.5 miles | approx. 2,600-ft elev. gain

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Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Easy: 2 miles | 100-ft. elev. gain

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Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 2: Headwaters of Multnomah & Oneonta Creeks

Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 2: Headwaters of Multnomah & Oneonta Creeks

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Moderate: 8.0 miles | 1,500-ft elev. gain

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