Hike with Friends

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

Hike with Friends
Hikers at newly acquired Lyle Peak 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 outings, and so much more. 

Before your outing with Friends:

Questions? Contact Outdoor Programs Coordinator Kate Lindberg:

971-634-1265  hikes@gorgefriends.org
 

2019 Spring & Summer Outings:

Starting this year, we are doing away with wait lists.
Registration will remain open until 2 p.m. the day (or Friday) before the outing. Cancellations always happen - keep checking back for availability! 

Cascade Locks to Bonneville Dam Kayak Tour, OR

Cascade Locks to Bonneville Dam Kayak Tour, OR

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Experienced paddlers can explore historic river sites by boat with Field Rep. Peter Cornelison.

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Falls Creek Falls & Panther Creek Falls, WA

Falls Creek Falls & Panther Creek Falls, WA

Friday, May 24, 2019

Follow leader Jane Garbisch on two lush hikes to two incredible waterfalls.

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Multnomah to Wahkeena Falls Loop, OR - CANCELED

Multnomah to Wahkeena Falls Loop, OR - CANCELED

Friday, May 24, 2019

This hike is canceled due to the loop trail closure.

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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 25, 2019

Ride with leader Dave Crout from Hood River to Rowena Crest views and back.

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Gorge Geology & Ice Age Floods Tour, OR & WA

Gorge Geology & Ice Age Floods Tour, OR & WA

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Learn all about Gorge geology and view ice age floods remnants with leader Jim Chase.

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Little Huckleberry Mountain, WA

Little Huckleberry Mountain, WA

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Join hike leader Jim Chase to the scenic summit of an often overlooked peak.

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Mitchell Point Hike & HCRH State Trail Bike, OR

Mitchell Point Hike & HCRH State Trail Bike, OR

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Join leader Steve Carples for a dual-sport, full day exploration by foot and bike.

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Get Outdoors Day at Mosier Plateau, OR

Get Outdoors Day at Mosier Plateau, OR

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on this picturesque preserve with LT Director Dan Bell.

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 Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Join Super Nature Adventures and ORSP Ranger Miranda Mendoza for a family-friendly exploration.

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Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Enjoy a creek-side walk with leader Steve Carples, then enjoy a local brewery visit.

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Mayer State Park to Mosier Kayak Tour, OR

Mayer State Park to Mosier Kayak Tour, OR

Friday, June 7, 2019

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

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Herman Creek Loop to Indian Point, OR

Herman Creek Loop to Indian Point, OR

Friday, June 7, 2019

Hike up Nick Eaton Ridge to scenic views on this loop led by leader Sharon Ross.

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Herman Creek to Benson Plateau, OR

Herman Creek to Benson Plateau, OR

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Hike a section of the PCT through mosaic burns with Exec. Director Kevin Gorman and leader Paul Freeman.

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Bell Creek Ecology via Larch Mountain, OR

Bell Creek Ecology via Larch Mountain, OR

Sunday, June 9, 2019

If accessible, travel through an old growth fir forest with naturalist Ralph Thomas Rogers.

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Beacon Rock Geology Ramble, WA

Beacon Rock Geology Ramble, WA

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Learn all about the ice age floods and Beacon Rock geology with leader Jim Chase.

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Dry Creek Falls, OR

Dry Creek Falls, OR

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Enjoy a morning hike to this secluded waterfall with board vice chair Debbie Asakawa.

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Multnomah Falls to Larch Mountain, OR

Multnomah Falls to Larch Mountain, OR

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ascend this steep trail all the way to Sherrard Point with leader Paul Freeman.

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Grassy Knoll Wildflowers, WA

Grassy Knoll Wildflowers, WA

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hike with naturalist Ralph Thomas Rogers on a ridge covered in wildflowers to scenic views.

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Hike & Stitch on the Pacific Crest Trail, WA

Hike & Stitch on the Pacific Crest Trail, WA

Friday, June 21, 2019

Join Outdoor Programs Coordinator Kate Lindberg and artist Amy Frazer for a hike-craft outing.

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Larch Mountain Crater Loop, OR

Larch Mountain Crater Loop, OR

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Enjoy alpine wildflowers lining one of the highest trails in the Gorge with leader Sharon Ross.

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Multnomah Falls to Devil’s Rest, OR

Multnomah Falls to Devil’s Rest, OR

Friday, July 12, 2019

Hike the steep ascent to Devil's Rest viewpoint with board vice chair Debbie Asakawa.

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Hike & Stitch at Starvation Creek, OR

Hike & Stitch at Starvation Creek, OR

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Join artist Amy Frazer for a scenic hike-craft opportunity full of Gorge inspiration.

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White Salmon River Whitewater Rafting, WA

White Salmon River Whitewater Rafting, WA

Sunday, July 21, 2019

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

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