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)

The Next Group of Spring-Summer Guided Outings Registration Opportunities Will Appear on This Page on Monday, May 16, 11 a.m. Pacific

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 spring and summer 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
 

Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike

Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Easy: 3.4 miles | 650-ft elev. Gain

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Cascade Locks & Dry Creek Falls via the Columbia Gorge Express

Cascade Locks & Dry Creek Falls via the Columbia Gorge Express

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Difficulty level: Moderate: 4.4 miles | 700-ft elev. gain

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Hardy Ridge Loop Dog-Friendly Hike

Hardy Ridge Loop Dog-Friendly Hike

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Hike Difficulty level: Strenuous: 9 miles | 2,000-ft elev. gain

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Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop

Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Difficulty level: Very Strenuous: 12.8 miles | 4,970-ft elev. gain

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Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail - Members Only

Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail - Members Only

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Hike Difficulty level: Very Strenuous: 10.2 miles | 3,000-ft elev. gain

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Grassy Knoll Wildflowers

Grassy Knoll Wildflowers

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Hike Difficulty Level: Strenuous: 8 miles | 1,950-ft elev. gain

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Exploring Larch Mountain

Exploring Larch Mountain

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Hike Difficulty level: Strenuous: 8 miles | 1,500-ft elev. gain

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2022 Spring-Summer Guided Outings Schedule

Members-only outings are in bold. Become a member today and gain access to these events (space is limited).

  • March 24: Lyle Cherry Orchard Wildflowers
  • April 8: Catherine Creek to Coyote Wall
  • April 13: Sunrise at Nancy Russell Overlook
  • April 14: Crawford Oaks to Dalles Mountain Ranch Loop
Registration begins on this page Monday, March 28, 11 a.m. Pacific for the following outings:
  • April 15: Petroglyphs Tour & Dancing Rock Walk
  • April 21: Stacker Butte, Columbia Hill State Park
  • April 26: Hardy Bridge Dog-Friendly Hike
  • April 27: Lyle Cherry Orchard Wildflowers
Registration begins on this page Monday, April 11, 11 a.m. Pacific for the following outings:
  • April 30: Weldon Wagon Road
  • May 12: Multnomah - Wahkeena Falls Loop Hike via the Columbia Gorge Express
  • May 13: Cape Horn Upper Trail Wildflowers
  • CANCELED - May 15: Exploring Larch Mountain (Part 1)
Registration begins on this page Monday, April 25, 11 a.m. Pacific for the following outings:
  • May 18: Deschutes River Ecology
  • May 23: Wahkeena Falls to Devils Rest to Angels Rest to Wahkeena Spring Loop
  • June 1: Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike
  • June 11: Cascade Locks & Dry Creek Falls via the Columbia Gorge Express
Registration begins on this page Monday, May 16, 11 a.m. Pacific for the following outings:
  • June 14: Hardy Bridge Trail Dog-Friendly Hike
  • June 25: Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop
  • June 26: Silver Star Mountain & Ed's Trail
  • June 28: Grassy Knoll Wildflowers
  • July 9: Exploring Larch Mountain (Part 2)