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)

Update, May 22, 2020: Friends of the Columbia Gorge suspends all guided outings through summer. Volunteer stewardship work parties canceled through May 31.

Friends is committed to operating our guided hikes in a way that puts safety first. That means making sure we have the safety protocols developed to keep hiker leaders, shepherds, hike attendees, and others on the trails all as safe as possible. And in light of the ongoing safety challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis we've decided that canceling our summer hikes is the responsible thing to do. Read more about our decision; if you have additional questions on these cancellations please contact Friends Communication Director Burt Edwards at burt@gorgefriends.org.


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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!: 

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
 

  • Spring & Summer Season: March - July

  • Fall Season: September - October

CANCELED: Herman Creek to Cedar Swamp Camp, OR

CANCELED: Herman Creek to Cedar Swamp Camp, OR

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Expert: 14 miles | 2,700-ft elevation gain
(Members-only)

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CANCELED: Wahkeena Falls Forest Loop, OR

CANCELED: Wahkeena Falls Forest Loop, OR

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Strenuous: 9.5 miles | 2,600-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

CANCELED: Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Easy: 1.2 miles | 70-ft. elev. gain

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CANCELED: Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

CANCELED: Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Strenuous: 7.6 miles | 2,100-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

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CANCELED: Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELED: Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Easy: 3.4 miles | 650-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

CANCELED: Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Easy: 3-4 miles | little elev. gain

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CANCELED: Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELED: Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Strenuous: 7 miles | 1,000-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: PCT to Gillette Lake and Greenleaf Overlook

CANCELED: PCT to Gillette Lake and Greenleaf Overlook

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Strenuous: 8.8 miles | 850-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

CANCELLED: Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Friday, June 12, 2020

Easy: 1.5 miles | no elevation change

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CANCELED: Grassy Knoll Wildflowers, WA

CANCELED: Grassy Knoll Wildflowers, WA

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Strenuous: 6.9 miles | 1,950-ft elev. gain

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CANCELLED: Whistle Punk Interpretive Hike, WA

CANCELLED: Whistle Punk Interpretive Hike, WA

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Easy: 1.5 miles | no elev. gain

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CANCELED: Whistling Ridge, WA

CANCELED: Whistling Ridge, WA

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Strenuous: 8 miles, 2,200-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop, OR

CANCELED: Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop, OR

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Expert: 12.8 miles | 4,970-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: Little Beacon Rock & Rodney Falls Family-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELED: Little Beacon Rock & Rodney Falls Family-Friendly Hike, WA

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Easy: 3.5 miles | 500-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail, WA

CANCELED: Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail, WA

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Strenuous: 9.5 miles | approx. 2,600-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: Trail of Waterfalls, OR

CANCELED: Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Easy: 2 miles | 100-ft. elev. gain

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CANCELED: Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 2: Multnomah & Oneonta Creeks

CANCELED: Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 2: Multnomah & Oneonta Creeks

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Moderate: 8.0 miles | 1,500-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: Herman Creek to Cedar Swamp Camp, OR

CANCELED: Herman Creek to Cedar Swamp Camp, OR

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Expert: 14 miles | 2,700-ft elevation gain
(Members-only)

Details
CANCELED: Wahkeena Falls Forest Loop, OR

CANCELED: Wahkeena Falls Forest Loop, OR

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Strenuous: 9.5 miles | 2,600-ft elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

CANCELED: Bridal Veil Falls Nature Exploration, OR

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Easy: 1.2 miles | 70-ft. elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

CANCELED: Hamilton Mountain Loop, WA

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Strenuous: 7.6 miles | 2,100-ft elev. gain
(Members-only)

Details
CANCELED: Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELED: Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Easy: 3.4 miles | 650-ft elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

CANCELED: Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Easy: 3-4 miles | little elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELED: Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Strenuous: 7 miles | 1,000-ft elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: PCT to Gillette Lake and Greenleaf Overlook

CANCELED: PCT to Gillette Lake and Greenleaf Overlook

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Strenuous: 8.8 miles | 850-ft elev. gain

Details
CANCELLED: Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

CANCELLED: Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Friday, June 12, 2020

Easy: 1.5 miles | no elevation change

Details
CANCELED: Grassy Knoll Wildflowers, WA

CANCELED: Grassy Knoll Wildflowers, WA

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Strenuous: 6.9 miles | 1,950-ft elev. gain

Details
CANCELLED: Whistle Punk Interpretive Hike, WA

CANCELLED: Whistle Punk Interpretive Hike, WA

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Easy: 1.5 miles | no elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Whistling Ridge, WA

CANCELED: Whistling Ridge, WA

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Strenuous: 8 miles, 2,200-ft elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop, OR

CANCELED: Starvation Ridge to Mount Defiance Loop, OR

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Expert: 12.8 miles | 4,970-ft elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Little Beacon Rock & Rodney Falls Family-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELED: Little Beacon Rock & Rodney Falls Family-Friendly Hike, WA

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Easy: 3.5 miles | 500-ft elev. gain

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CANCELED: Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail, WA

CANCELED: Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail, WA

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Strenuous: 9.5 miles | approx. 2,600-ft elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Trail of Waterfalls, OR

CANCELED: Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Easy: 2 miles | 100-ft. elev. gain

Details
CANCELED: Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 2: Multnomah & Oneonta Creeks

CANCELED: Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 2: Multnomah & Oneonta Creeks

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Moderate: 8.0 miles | 1,500-ft elev. gain

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