hikes

HIKES BY AREA: Columbia River Gorge

April 12, 2015

Catherine Creek wildflowers

Catherine Creek is located east of the Cascade Mountains on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. With open grasslands, ponderosa pine, and oak woodlands, the scenery is quite different from the western side of the Cascades.

April 5, 2015

Herman Creek Pinnacles

The basalt monoliths on this hike aren’t the only interesting feature: a metal footbridge over lovely Herman Creek, wispy Pacific Crest Falls, and a mossy section of lava boulders add to the appeal.

January 31, 2015

Herman Creek trail to Casey Creek

A lesser-known alternative to the popular Eagle Creek trail, the Herman Creek trail doesn’t have as many waterfalls, but it also doesn’t have the steep trail drop-offs or the crowds.

January 24, 2015

Wahkeena-Multnomah Waterfall Loop

On this classic Columbia River Gorge hike, view six waterfalls, including Oregon’s highest, and hike alongside two cascading spring fed creeks meandering through lush greenery, and old-growth Douglas fir.

January 10, 2015

Wahclella Falls + Elowah Falls

Combine these two hikes for an easy couple of hours of hiking.

November 29, 2014

Nesika Lodge

Located in the Multnomah Basin area of the Columbia River Gorge, the Trails Club of Oregon’s Nesika Lodge is accessible via hiking in either from Multnomah Falls, or from the Larch Mountain Road. We drove in on the access road and hiked in about two miles, then spent the weekend at the lodge.

October 9, 2014

Cape Horn

A close-in hike with sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.

May 11, 2014

Tom McCall Point at Rowena Crest

A top destination for spring wildflowers, Tom McCall Point is owned by the Nature Conservancy to protect this place of special ecological significance.

May 4, 2014

Horsethief Butte & Native American Petroglyphs

An exploration day at Horsethief Butte in Washington, including a special tour of a sacred Native American area with petroglyphs.

February 2, 2014

Triple Falls

Three “designing women” hiked to Triple Falls on an unusually sunny February day.