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)

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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!

Before your outing with Friends:

Fall Registration is Open

Questions? Contact Outdoor Programs Coordinator Kate Lindberg:

971-634-1265  hikes@gorgefriends.org
 

Register Now for September Outings

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White Salmon River Whitewater Rafting, WA

White Salmon River Whitewater Rafting, WA

Saturday, September 21, 2019

*REGISTER NOW* Enjoy a full day rafting trip on the White Salmon River guided by Wet Planet Rafting.

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Fall Nature & Photo Scavenger

Fall Nature & Photo Scavenger "Hunt", WA

Sunday, September 22, 2019

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Rowena Plateau Sunset Walk, OR

Rowena Plateau Sunset Walk, OR

Monday, September 23, 2019

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Falls Creek Falls & Panther Creek Falls, WA

Falls Creek Falls & Panther Creek Falls, WA

Monday, September 23, 2019

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Wahkeena to Multnomah Falls Loop, OR

Wahkeena to Multnomah Falls Loop, OR

Thursday, September 26, 2019

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Mosier Plateau Land Trust Walk, OR

Mosier Plateau Land Trust Walk, OR

Friday, September 27, 2019

{MODERATE} Join us for a scenic hike to Mosier Plateau with Land Trust Director Dan Bell.

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Larch Mountain Crater Loop, OR

Larch Mountain Crater Loop, OR

Friday, September 27, 2019

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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PCT Hike from Herman Creek, OR

PCT Hike from Herman Creek, OR

Saturday, September 28, 2019

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Sunset at Angel's Rest, OR

Sunset at Angel's Rest, OR

Monday, September 30, 2019

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Herman Creek Pinnacles, OR

Herman Creek Pinnacles, OR

Thursday, October 3, 2019

{MODERATE} Learn natural history and ecology of this ancient forest with educator Jeffry Gottfried. Members-only.

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Forest Disturbances and Fire Ecology, OR

Forest Disturbances and Fire Ecology, OR

Saturday, October 5, 2019

{EASY/MODERATE} Learn about fire ecology on trail with USFS Biological Science Technician Katie Santini. Members-only.

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Wahclella Falls Family Salmon Hike, OR

Wahclella Falls Family Salmon Hike, OR

Saturday, October 5, 2019

{EASY} Bring the whole family for an educational salmon hike up Tanner Creek with leader Mary Ann Schmidt.

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HCRH State Trail to Rowena Crest Bike Ride, OR

HCRH State Trail to Rowena Crest Bike Ride, OR

Sunday, October 6, 2019

{EXPERIENCED CYCLISTS} Follow leader Dave Crout on the Historic Hwy to scenic Rowena Plateau and back.

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Starvation Ridge - Mount Defiance Loop, OR

Starvation Ridge - Mount Defiance Loop, OR

Sunday, October 6, 2019

{EXPERT} Join Friends Executive Director Kevin Gorman and Trailhead Ambassador Cindy Luxhoj on one of the most iconic challenges in the Columbia Gorge. Members-only.

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Cape Horn Loop, WA

Cape Horn Loop, WA

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

{STRENUOUS} Join CHC board member Sharon Ross for a hike in fall color to views from several overlooks. Members-only.

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Lyle Cherry Orchard, WA

Lyle Cherry Orchard, WA

Thursday, October 10, 2019

{MODERATE} Hike up to sweeping views of the Gorge in fall color with leader Judy Ware. Optional wine tasting afterwards.

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Beacon Rock Kayak Tour, WA

Beacon Rock Kayak Tour, WA

Friday, October 11, 2019

{EXPERIENCED PADDLERS} Join Field Rep. Peter Cornelison for a beautiful paddle on a free flowing stretch of the Columbia River.

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Forest Disturbances & Fire Ecology, OR

Forest Disturbances & Fire Ecology, OR

Friday, October 11, 2019

{EASY/MODERATE} Learn about fire ecology on trail with USFS Biological Science Technician Katie Santini. Members-only.

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Klickitat River Rail-Trail Hikes, WA

Klickitat River Rail-Trail Hikes, WA

Saturday, October 12, 2019

{EASY or MODERATE} Celebrate Klickitat Trail Conservancy’s 17th Anniversary with two hikes along the Wild & Scenic Klickitat River. Members-only.

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Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Saturday, October 12, 2019

{EASY} Learn about the collaborative restoration efforts of this multi-use site on a late afternoon walk.

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Herman Creek to Cascade Locks, OR

Herman Creek to Cascade Locks, OR

Sunday, October 13, 2019

{MODERATE} Hike through enchanted forest in fall color, from trail to town, with leader Debbie Asakawa. Members-only.

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Falls Creek Falls and Panther Creek Falls, WA

Falls Creek Falls and Panther Creek Falls, WA

Thursday, October 17, 2019

{EASY/MODERATE} Hike through old-growth forest in autumn splendor with leader Bob Thoenen to two incredible waterfalls. Members-only.

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Beacon Rock Hike & Stitch Outing, WA

Beacon Rock Hike & Stitch Outing, WA

Friday, October 18, 2019

{MODERATE} Join leader Suzy McCausland and designer-illustrator Amy Frazer for this unique craft-hike opportunity.

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Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA)

Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

*REGISTER NOW* Get certified to treat illness/injury in the backcountry. Optional CPR certification add-on.

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Steigerwald Lake NWR Family Nature Walk, WA

Steigerwald Lake NWR Family Nature Walk, WA

Sunday, October 20, 2019

{EASY} Join Friends and Super Nature Adventures for a family-friendly exploration.

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Mayer State Park to Mosier Kayak Tour, OR

Mayer State Park to Mosier Kayak Tour, OR

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Peter Cornelison will lead us seven miles down the Columbia River past Memaloose Island.

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Fall Foliage at Latourell Falls, OR

Fall Foliage at Latourell Falls, OR

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

{EASY/MODERATE} Take in the autumn beauty and learn the park's history with ORSP Ranger Miranda Mendoza. Members-only.

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Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

{STRENUOUS} Climb high above the Gorge with leader Steve Carples to enjoy fall colors and scenic views.

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Lyle Cherry Orchard Wildlife, WA

Lyle Cherry Orchard Wildlife, WA

Saturday, October 26, 2019

{MODERATE} Learn about the unique habitat this land trust preserve offers with Bill Weiler and Renee Tkach. Members-only.

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Klickitat Trail in Fall Color: Pitt to Fisher Hill, WA

Klickitat Trail in Fall Color: Pitt to Fisher Hill, WA

Saturday, October 26, 2019

{EASY/MODERATE} Explore this rail-trail with leader Debbie Asakawa in the canyon bursting with fall color.

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Larch Mountain Crater Dog-Friendly Hike, OR

Larch Mountain Crater Dog-Friendly Hike, OR

Sunday, October 27, 2019

{MODERATE} Hike on one of the highest trails in the Gorge with leaders Don McCoy and Madeleine von Laue. Leashed dogs welcome.

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