Hike with Friends

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

Hike with Friends
Hikers climbing to newly acquired Coyote Meadows 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 and child-focused outings, and so much more. Discover something new about Gorge wild places by attending an inspiring, educational, guided hike or outing with Friends!

Before your outing with Friends:

Friends' Spring & Summer Season guided outings will begin mid-March.

Registration is staggered by month:

  • March & April Outings: March 9 at 6:00 a.m.
  • May Outings: April 20 at 6:00 a.m.
  • June Outings: May 25 at 6:00 AM
  • July & August Outings: June 22 at 6:00 AM

Questions? Contact Outdoor Programs Coordinator Kate Lindberg:

971-634-1265  hikes@gorgefriends.org
 


Friends' 2020 Spring & Summer Season will be kicking off mid-March. Check back mid-February to preview the season's schedule of offerings before registration begins!

  • Spring & Summer Season: March - July

  • Fall Season: September - October

Pledge to Use Boot Brushes in the Gorge!

Pledge to Use Boot Brushes in the Gorge!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Commit to using a trailhead boot brush every time you hike in the Columbia Gorge.

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All Access Outing to Mosier Twin Tunnels, OR

All Access Outing to Mosier Twin Tunnels, OR

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hikers of all abilities can enjoy this easy-paced walk on this flat, paved trail with leader Annette Hadaway.

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Tanner Butte, OR

Tanner Butte, OR

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Follow Paul Freeman on this full day hike during prime beargrass bloom.

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Bridal Veil Full Moon Hike, OR

Bridal Veil Full Moon Hike, OR

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Join Oregon State Park Rangers on a full moon exploration of your senses.

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Horsetail Falls Pika Hike, OR

Horsetail Falls Pika Hike, OR

Friday, July 14, 2017

Learn about this elusive species from a Cascade Pika Watch volunteer.

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Fishwheels of the Gorge, WA

Fishwheels of the Gorge, WA

Thursday, September 28, 2017

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Pierce National Wildlife Refuge, WA

Pierce National Wildlife Refuge, WA

Sunday, October 15, 2017

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Gorge on Tap in The Dalles

Gorge on Tap in The Dalles

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Please join us and bring a friend! Enjoy a drink and presentation from Friends staff.

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After the Smoke Clears: Portland Forum

After the Smoke Clears: Portland Forum

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Educational forums how you can help support forest recovery in the Gorge.

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After the Smoke Clears: Troutdale Forum

After the Smoke Clears: Troutdale Forum

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Educational forums how you can help support forest recovery in the Gorge.

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After the Smoke Clears: Hood River Forum

After the Smoke Clears: Hood River Forum

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Educational forums how you can help support forest recovery in the Gorge.

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Winter Bald Eagle Viewing - Sign Ups

Winter Bald Eagle Viewing - Sign Ups

Monday, January 1, 2018

Sign up to get emailed in early January the dates and details for Bald Eagle Viewings to be scheduled early in 2018.

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Beautiful Music for the Beautiful Gorge

Beautiful Music for the Beautiful Gorge

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Greg Lief Piano Concert: A Benefit for Friends

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Corbett, OR - Gorge Commission Info Session

Corbett, OR - Gorge Commission Info Session

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Have a say in Gorge protection planning at one of four Columbia River Gorge Commission Plan Review meetings in February.

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Camas, WA - Gorge Commission Info Session

Camas, WA - Gorge Commission Info Session

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Have a say in Gorge protection planning at one of four Columbia River Gorge Commission Plan Review meetings in February.

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Gorge Commission Climate Change Forum

Gorge Commission Climate Change Forum

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Advocate for action on climate change at the Columbia River Gorge Commission's regular meeting.

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Annual Hike Leader & Shepherd Training 101

Annual Hike Leader & Shepherd Training 101

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Friends' Annual 101 Training is for new and experienced Hike Leaders and Shepherds. Anyone interested in Friends' Hike Program is welcome to attend.

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Spring Cleaning at Memaloose Overlook, OR

Spring Cleaning at Memaloose Overlook, OR

Sunday, March 11, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Vista View Property Cleanup, WA

Vista View Property Cleanup, WA

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Get your "spring cleaning" on to help clean up this Friends land trust property.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail, WA

Invasive Plant Removal at Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail, WA

Thursday, March 29, 2018

This event has been cancelled.

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Dancing Rock & Wine Tasting, WA

Dancing Rock & Wine Tasting, WA

Saturday, March 31, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Gorge Talks: Towns

Gorge Talks: Towns

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The first of a series of talks about the Columbia Gorge's recovery from the Eagle Creek fire.

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Coyote Meadows Property Cleanup, WA

Coyote Meadows Property Cleanup, WA

Thursday, April 5, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Invasive Plant Removal at Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail

Invasive Plant Removal at Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Help remove noxious weeds in this sensitive habitat.

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Trailhead Ambassador Training - Cascade Locks

Trailhead Ambassador Training - Cascade Locks

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Learn what it takes to be a volunteer Trailhead Ambassador at popular Gorge and Mt. Hood trailheads this spring and summer. We will prepare and train you to answer hiker and Eagle Creek fire related questions, promote responsible hiker ethics like Leave No Trace, and highlight Ready, Set, Gorge.

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Fence Removal at Lyle Peak, WA

Fence Removal at Lyle Peak, WA

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Help pull fencing down and allow wildlife to roam freely. *We will be working in/around poison oak*

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Hardy Ridge Dog Hike, WA

Hardy Ridge Dog Hike, WA

Saturday, April 7, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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38th Annual Meeting and Luncheon

38th Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Join Friends for our 38th Annual Meeting & Luncheon.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail

Invasive Plant Removal at Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail

Thursday, April 12, 2018

*New Location for Memaloose 4/12/18 Work Party*

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Trailhead Ambassador Training - Portland

Trailhead Ambassador Training - Portland

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Learn what it takes to be a volunteer Trailhead Ambassador at popular Gorge and Mt. Hood trailheads this spring and summer. We will prepare and train you to answer hiker and Eagle Creek fire related questions, promote responsible hiker ethics like Leave No Trace, and highlight Ready, Set, Gorge.

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Deschutes River Ecology, OR

Deschutes River Ecology, OR

Saturday, April 14, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Gorge on Tap in Clark County

Gorge on Tap in Clark County

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Come celebrate recent victories and get program and Eagle Creek fire updates at Doomsday Brewing Company in Washougal, WA.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Collins Slide, WA

Invasive Plant Removal at Collins Slide, WA

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Help remove invasive plants at an endangered turtle pond. *We will be working in/around poison oak*

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Invasive Plant Removal at Koberg Beach, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at Koberg Beach, OR

Friday, April 27, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Wildflowers and Wine Play & Stay Weekend

Wildflowers and Wine Play & Stay Weekend

Friday, April 27, 2018

Join Friends for a Play & Stay weekend in the eastern Gorge, April 27-29.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Collins Slide, WA

Invasive Plant Removal at Collins Slide, WA

Saturday, April 28, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Deschutes River Trail to Ferry Springs, OR

Deschutes River Trail to Ferry Springs, OR

Saturday, April 28, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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McCall Point, OR

McCall Point, OR

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Gorge Talks: Trails

Gorge Talks: Trails

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The second in a series of talks about the Columbia Gorge's recovery from the Eagle Creek fire.

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Invasive Plant Removal at St. Cloud, WA

Invasive Plant Removal at St. Cloud, WA

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Help remove invasive plants at this riverside scenic area.

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Evening of Inspiration in Hood River

Evening of Inspiration in Hood River

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Join the Greeneck Daredevils and Friends for a special benefit concert.

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Camas Lily Fields at Round Lake and Lacamas Falls, WA

Camas Lily Fields at Round Lake and Lacamas Falls, WA

Friday, May 4, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Hardy Ridge Loop, WA

Hardy Ridge Loop, WA

Saturday, May 5, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The season has concluded. Thank you so much for being a part of this year's program. 

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Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting in Camas, WA

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting in Camas, WA

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Attend a meeting of the Columbia Gorge Commission and advocate for strong protections for the scenic area.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Multnomah Falls, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at Multnomah Falls, OR

Thursday, May 10, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts May 12

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Bridal Veil Falls State Park

Invasive Plant Removal at Bridal Veil Falls State Park

Saturday, May 12, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts May 13

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal at St. Cloud, WA

Invasive Plant Removal at St. Cloud, WA

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Help remove invasive plants at this riverside scenic area.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts May 19

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Heart of the Gorge Play & Stay Weekend

Heart of the Gorge Play & Stay Weekend

Saturday, May 19, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Watercolor Workshop at Beacon Rock State Park, WA

Watercolor Workshop at Beacon Rock State Park, WA

Saturday, May 19, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts May 20

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Ainsworth State Park, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at Ainsworth State Park, OR

Thursday, May 24, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts May 26

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts May 27

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Whistling Ridge, WA

Whistling Ridge, WA

Sunday, May 27, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts May 28 (Memorial Day)

Monday, May 28, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Multnomah Falls

Invasive Plant Removal at Multnomah Falls

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Invasive Species Training Hike - Eastern Gorge

Invasive Species Training Hike - Eastern Gorge

Friday, June 1, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Hamilton Mountain, WA

Hamilton Mountain, WA

Saturday, June 2, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 2

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 3

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Festival of Flowers Tuesday Talk: Wildflowers & WA Wonders of the Gorge

Festival of Flowers Tuesday Talk: Wildflowers & WA Wonders of the Gorge

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Learn insider tips on places to find flowers and lesser-known Gorge hiking spots in a special presentation at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

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Gorge Talks: Trees

Gorge Talks: Trees

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The third and last in a series of talks about the Columbia Gorge's recovery from the Eagle Creek fire.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Balfour-Klickitat Trail

Invasive Plant Removal at Balfour-Klickitat Trail

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Invasive Species Training Hike - Western Gorge

Invasive Species Training Hike - Western Gorge

Thursday, June 7, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Nestor Peak, WA

Nestor Peak, WA

Saturday, June 9, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 9

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 10

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting in The Dalles

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting in The Dalles

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Attend a meeting of the Columbia Gorge Commission and advocate for strong protections for the scenic area.

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Festival of Flowers Tuesday Talk: Give Weeds the Boot!

Festival of Flowers Tuesday Talk: Give Weeds the Boot!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Learn the basics of pesky weeds in the Columbia Gorge and what you can do to keep them away.

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Gorge on Tap in Hood River

Gorge on Tap in Hood River

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Enjoy a beverage and hear program and Eagle Creek fire updates from staff.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Tanner Creek

Invasive Plant Removal at Tanner Creek

Thursday, June 14, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 16

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Angel's Rest, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at Angel's Rest, OR

Saturday, June 16, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Training - Cascade Locks

Trailhead Ambassador Training - Cascade Locks

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Learn what it takes to be a volunteer Trailhead Ambassador at popular Gorge and Mt. Hood trailheads.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 17

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Yellow Starthistle Pull Party at Lyle Cherry Orchard, WA

Yellow Starthistle Pull Party at Lyle Cherry Orchard, WA

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Help pull this invasive plant on Friends' Land Trust property.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Angel's Rest, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at Angel's Rest, OR

Friday, June 22, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 23

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 24

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal along the HCRH State Trail

Invasive Plant Removal along the HCRH State Trail

Thursday, June 28, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts June 30

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 1

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Ainsworth 400 Trail, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at Ainsworth 400 Trail, OR

Friday, July 6, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 7

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 8

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting in Portland

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting in Portland

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Attend a meeting of the Columbia Gorge Commission and advocate for strong protections for the scenic area.

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Invasive Plant Removal at the Pacific Crest Trail, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at the Pacific Crest Trail, OR

Thursday, July 12, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 14

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 15

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Devils Rest, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at Devils Rest, OR

Thursday, July 19, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 21

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 22

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal at Herman Creek, OR

Invasive Plant Removal at Herman Creek, OR

Thursday, July 26, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 28

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal along the HCRH State Trail, OR

Invasive Plant Removal along the HCRH State Trail, OR

Saturday, July 28, 2018

*Waitlist Tickets Available*

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Trailhead Ambassador Volunteer Shifts July 29

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Trailhead Ambassadors equip Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge hikers with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region.

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