Hike with Friends

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

Hike with Friends
Hiking at Lyle Cherry Orchard. (photographer: Melissa Gonzalez)

Friends is committed to operating our guided outings in a way that puts safety first. That means making sure we have the safety protocols developed to keep hike leaders and shepherds, attendees, and others on the trails all as safe as possible.

All of Friends’ events this season will require participants to be vaccinated. We also expect all participants to follow our COVID-19 protocols put in place to keep all participants and Gorge communities safe. Check out Friends’ COVID-19 FAQ for more information on our event protocols.

We know many of you are so excited to see the return of Friends’ outdoor programs. However, we ask that you please limit your registration for no more than two events for this fall 2022 season. We want to ensure that as many people as possible get an opportunity to sign up for at least one of the events since the number of outings will be limited. We thank you in advance for this consideration.

Friends’ volunteer hike leaders and shepherds make our guided outings program possible. They enjoy sharing their knowledge, passion, and stewardship ethic for the Gorge on every event they lead. Because of friends like these, our program is set apart from the rest as every outing has an educational focus or theme.

Questions? Contact Outdoor Programs and Communications Specialist Melissa Gonzalez:

971-634-1265 |  melissa@gorgefriends.org
 

Sketching Beacon Rock - Fall Art Event

Sketching Beacon Rock - Fall Art Event

Saturday, October 8, 2022

This art event is reserved for Adults who identify as BIPOC.

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Larch Mountain Crater Dog Friendly Hike

Larch Mountain Crater Dog Friendly Hike

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Difficulty level: Moderate: 6 miles | 1,100-ft elev. Gain

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Petroglyphs Tour at Horsethief Lake

Petroglyphs Tour at Horsethief Lake

Friday, October 21, 2022

Visit Horsethief Lake Historical State Park to view and learn about the ancient petroglyphs and rock images.

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Swale Canyon Bike Ride

Swale Canyon Bike Ride

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Difficulty level: Intermediate bike ride at 12.5 miles

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Fall Colors on Hamilton Mountain - Members Only

Fall Colors on Hamilton Mountain - Members Only

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Difficulty level: Strenuous: 8.5 miles | 2,150-ft elev. Gain

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