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! 

Plants, Geology & History at Latourell Falls, OR

Plants, Geology & History at Latourell Falls, OR

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Explore the plants, geology and history of the area with environmental educator Roland Begin.

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Labyrinth Loop to Rowland Lake, WA

Labyrinth Loop to Rowland Lake, WA

Friday, March 29, 2019

Enjoy a faster paced hike with Field Rep. Peter Cornelison to panoramic views during peak bloom.

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Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA)

Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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

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Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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

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Lyle Cherry Orchard Ecology, WA

Lyle Cherry Orchard Ecology, WA

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Learn about early-blooming plants and the area's unique ecology with naturalist Ralph Thomas Rogers.

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Angel's Rest, OR

Angel's Rest, OR

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hike this newly restored and reopened iconic trail with Executive Director Kevin Gorman.

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Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Saturday, April 6, 2019

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

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Military Road History Walk, WA (rescheduled from 3/23)

Military Road History Walk, WA (rescheduled from 3/23)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Uncover the rich history of the area now called Columbia Hills State Park with author and historian Judy Bentley.

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Wildflowers at Catherine Creek, WA

Wildflowers at Catherine Creek, WA

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Visit this eastern-Gorge location famous for spring wildflowers with botanist Pappy Corbitt.

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Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Thursday, April 11, 2019

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Wildflowers at Catherine Creek & Klickitat Trail, WA

Wildflowers at Catherine Creek & Klickitat Trail, WA

Friday, April 12, 2019

Visit two eastern-Gorge locations famous for spring wildflowers with KTC board members.

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Wildflower Photography, WA

Wildflower Photography, WA

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Hike with leader Gloria Gardiner at a leisurely pace to take advantage of photo opportunities.

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Catherine Creek Wildflower Walk, WA

Catherine Creek Wildflower Walk, WA

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Walk with botanist Pappy Corbitt to learn about early spring wildflowers. (Rescheduled from 3/15)

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Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Learn the rich history of this area with environmental educator Roland Begin.

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Klickitat Trail Mountain Bike Ride, WA

Klickitat Trail Mountain Bike Ride, WA

Friday, April 19, 2019

Explore a beautiful isolated canyon along the rails-to-trails path with Field Rep. Peter Cornelison.

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Wildflower Photography at Rowena Plateau & McCall Point, OR

Wildflower Photography at Rowena Plateau & McCall Point, OR

Friday, April 19, 2019

Take advantage of many photo opportunities at this wildflower paradise with leader Gloria Gardiner.

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Catherine Creek to Coyote Meadow, WA

Catherine Creek to Coyote Meadow, WA

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Follow leader Paul Freeman on a semi-rugged hike quest to identify over 50 wildflower species.

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Mosier Plateau Wildflowers, OR

Mosier Plateau Wildflowers, OR

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Learn history, identify wildflowers at peak bloom, and enjoy panoramic views with leader Jane Corboy.

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Swale Canyon Wildflowers, WA

Swale Canyon Wildflowers, WA

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Follow leaders Christoph Stauder & Dave Crout into a picturesque, remote canyon full of spring wildflowers.

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Coyote Wall via Catherine Creek, WA

Coyote Wall via Catherine Creek, WA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hike across wildflower-filled meadows with leader Patti Kramer to expansive Gorge views.

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Plants and Geology at Rodney Falls and Little Beacon Rock, WA

Plants and Geology at Rodney Falls and Little Beacon Rock, WA

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Join environmental educator Roland Begin at one of the most geologically fascinating areas in the Gorge.

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Crawford Oaks Loop, WA

Crawford Oaks Loop, WA

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Listen for meadowlarks and watch for wildlife on this faster-paced hike with leader Kim Owen.

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Mindfulness Earth Walk, WA

Mindfulness Earth Walk, WA

Friday, April 26, 2019

Leader Steven Woolpert will teach us mindful awareness techniques to connect with nature, health and yourself.

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St. Cloud Meditative Walk, WA

St. Cloud Meditative Walk, WA

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Enjoy an early-morning meditative walk for a time of quiet, peaceful reflection in natural surroundings.

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Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Your furry friend is welcome to join you on this forested loop hike.

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Falls Creek Falls, WA

Falls Creek Falls, WA

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Join leader Billie Anger for a peaceful hike through lush forest to this stunning waterfall.

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Weldon Wagon Road, WA

Weldon Wagon Road, WA

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Enjoy a wildflower hike with leader Steve Carples, then enjoy lunch out nearby in White Salmon.

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Deschutes River Ecology, OR

Deschutes River Ecology, OR

Friday, May 3, 2019

Learn about the area's riparian ecology and identify many species with naturalist Ralph Thomas Rogers.

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Petroglyphs Tour, WA

Petroglyphs Tour, WA

Friday, May 3, 2019

View "She Who Watches" and other petroglyphs followed by wine tasting in the eastern Gorge.

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Full-Day Klickitat River Whitewater Rafting, WA

Full-Day Klickitat River Whitewater Rafting, WA

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Enjoy a full day rafting trip on the Klickitat River guided by Wet Planet Whitewater.

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Windhorse (Volcano Ridge) Vineyard Wildflowers & Wine, OR

Windhorse (Volcano Ridge) Vineyard Wildflowers & Wine, OR

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Access a private vineyard abloom with wildflowers for an informative walk with viticulturist Alan Busacca.

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Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, WA

Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, WA

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Discover the rich ecology of Conboy Lake NWR with naturalist Ralph Thomas Rogers.

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Stacker Butte Wildflowers, WA

Stacker Butte Wildflowers, WA

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Join leaders Christoph Stauder and Dave Crout for a magnificent spring wildflower hike.

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Dalles Mountain Ranch to Stacker Butte, WA

Dalles Mountain Ranch to Stacker Butte, WA

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Join Digital Content Specialist Stan Hall for a picturesque climb to scenic views surrounded by wildflowers.

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Hidden History Walk, OR

Hidden History Walk, OR

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Learn the hidden history of Bridal Veil Falls with Oregon State Parks ranger Miranda Mendoza.

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Forest Disturbances and Fire Ecology, OR

Forest Disturbances and Fire Ecology, OR

Friday, May 10, 2019

Learn about fire ecology on trail with USFS Biological Science Technician Katie Santini.

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Crawford Oaks Wildflowers, WA

Crawford Oaks Wildflowers, WA

Friday, May 10, 2019

Walk among lush wildflowers at peak on this meandering outing with leader Kristin Price.

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Historic Highway State Trail Bike Ride, OR

Historic Highway State Trail Bike Ride, OR

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Ride with leader Dave Crout on this newly reopened section of the Columbia River Hwy State Trail.

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Forest Disturbances & Fire Ecology, OR

Forest Disturbances & Fire Ecology, OR

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Learn about fire ecology on trail with USFS Biological Science Technician Katie Santini.

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Wahkeena to Multnomah Falls Loop, OR

Wahkeena to Multnomah Falls Loop, OR

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Hike this newly reopened loop trail with leader Billie Anger.

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Cape Horn Upper Trail Wildflowers, WA

Cape Horn Upper Trail Wildflowers, WA

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Join leader Karl Kratzer for a scenic hike to panoramic views during peak delphinium bloom.

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Dog Mountain Wildflowers, WA

Dog Mountain Wildflowers, WA

Friday, May 17, 2019

Hike this strenuous trail, famed for its wildflower show with leader Sharon Ross.

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Training

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Training

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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

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Petroglyphs Tour & Dancing Rock Walk, WA

Petroglyphs Tour & Dancing Rock Walk, WA

Saturday, May 18, 2019

View ancient petroglyphs and rock images, then hike on Dancing Rock preserve, with leader Jim Chase.

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Wildflowers at Cape Horn Upper Trail, WA

Wildflowers at Cape Horn Upper Trail, WA

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Join board members for a scenic hike to panoramic views during peak delphinium bloom.

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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

Multnomah to Wahkeena Falls Loop, OR

Friday, May 24, 2019

View TKO's restoration work on this reopened trail with Outreach Manager Maegan Jossy.

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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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