The Eagle Creek fire has closed most trails from Wyeth to Troutdale.

Play & Stay Weekends

Weekend adventures with local experts to educate and inspire about the Gorge

Play & Stay Weekends
Photos: maryhillwinery.com / balchhotel.com / Pam Lindberg c/o Friends' archives

Enjoy an all-inclusive getaway-weekend in the Gorge.

Our Play & Stay program is an opportunity to step beyond day hikes to more deeply appreciate what Gorge communities have to offer in a weekend getaway hosted by a Friends staff member. All activity details are arranged for you – simply book your room and enjoy an educational, inspirational opportunity in the Gorge. Enjoy scenic guided hikes, discounted lodging, meals, evening presentations, and more as part of your all-inclusive package. Play & Stay is part of Gorge Towns to Trails, linking communities and rural regions through a destination trail network encircling the Gorge. 

Register now for Wildflowers & Wine and Heart of the Gorge weekends. We are still fine-tuning the Fall Play & Stay events - Please check back later this season!


April 27 - 29 | Dufur, OR

April 27 - 29 | Dufur, OR

Weekend Details
May 19-20 | Cascade Locks, OR

May 19-20 | Cascade Locks, OR

Heart of the Gorge Weekend Details
October 12-14 | Lyle, WA  *Save the Date*

October 12-14 | Lyle, WA *Save the Date*