hikes

HIKES BY AREA: Columbia River Gorge

November 7, 2015

Nesika Lodge

Nesika Lodge is in the Columbia River Gorge’s Multnomah Basin. Starting at Multnomah Falls, it’s a 4 mile hike up with 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

November 5, 2015

Multnomah Creek

I spent my birthday hiking alongside Multnomah Creek, starting at Multnomah Falls and finishing with a post-hike lunch in the lodge.                  

October 18, 2015

Klicikitat River Trail

This section of the Klickitat River Trail is near where it enters the Columbia River at Lyle, Washington.

April 26, 2015

Triple Falls

The trail to Triple Falls sustained significant damage in the fall of 2014 and was closed until a few weeks ago. This has long been one of my favorite places in Oregon, with four waterfalls, moss-covered trees and rocks, and two beautiful creeks.

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.